Originally from the Washington DC area, William lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for 22 years, and adopted a vegan diet in 2006. He is currently living foods chef apprentice at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona.
Among William’s other culinary and nutrition credentials are:
- Matthew Kenney Academy-Fundamentals of Raw Cuisine certification
- T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell-Plant-based Nutrition certification
- Living Light Culinary Institute-kitchen angel during Raw Culinary and Pastry Arts classes; attended Food Styling for Photography.
- Whole Foods Market-Raw food demonstration for “28-day Healthy Eating Challenge”.
William’s mission is two-fold:
- Encouraging and assisting those who want to move to a vegan diet, to improve their health, save the environment, and to eliminate animal suffering.
- Making healthy, vegan foods more easily accessible to whoever wants them, wherever they reside.
In addition to writing, William does cooking demonstration and instruction, imports vegan foods, and consults restaurants on vegan menus. His hobbies include cooking, running, yoga, and photography. William welcomes contact from those who:
- are interested in hosting a speaker on vegan lifestyle (activism, health and fitness)
- want to learn raw and cooked vegan food preparation techniques (private and group lessons)
- desire vegan catering services for your event
- have a vegan product you are considering selling
- are interested in importing/exporting any food products to/from Japan
- would like vegan products developed for their restaurant or food shop
- seeking information on Japanese food consumer and industry trends
- would like to contribute to VeganDietGuy.com by writing articles, translating, etc
William is extremely grateful to Satoshi “Cha” Yamashita who has generously translated much of this blog into Japanese, and who is helping to spread a greater understanding of vegan diet and lifestyle to his adopted home of Japan.
This post is also available in: Japanese