Celebrity Chef Mark Anthony will present his free “Dinner and A Message” cooking show at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, located one mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road at 7 SW 30 Ave.
This is a free event, and donations are accepted.
Anthony says he’s traveled across the country doing hundreds of healthy cooking shows, at hospitals, churches, senior centers, universities and local conventions, all without charge. He also appears in cooking shows on 3ABN Worldwide Network.
“Over the past few years, I have lost 80 pounds!” Anthony says in promotional materials. “I have also dropped my cholesterol from 263 down to 118, and I have never felt better! It is all from living a vegan lifestyle. That’s what I teach at my live cooking shows – how to cook healthy and save money doing it. It’s not mysterious or difficult and I want people to know that it is realistic.
“This is all about teaching the community about how to get healthy and stay healthy. It’s about motivating them off all the processed food and chemicals that cause killer diseases such as atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, and getting back to the healthy lifestyle we used to have here in America.
“My shows are a fun and exciting program. I cook everything right in front of the crowd, while teaching principles of healthy cooking. I do watermelon sculptures and even paint eight foot paintings with my hands. It’s not your ordinary boring cooking class. I also illustrate the connection between body, mind and spirit. It is actually proven that when we get physically healthier, we also get mentally healthier, and that we also have better spiritual connections. It’s so amazing how our bodies are connected in so many different ways.”
A few years ago, Anthony was an executive chef for the largest hospital operating system in the country. He was also at his largest weight of 305 pounds. As he looked around at the patients in the hospitals, he discovered one common element to most of their conditions; they were almost all there for cholesterol related problems. He thought to himself, “I’d better do something or I’m going to end up being one of the people in this hospital.”
That’s when he decided to go on a plant strong lifestyle. No longer on the diabetic short list, he will be sharing the secrets that helped transform his life. “It’s easier than you think when you just get the right game plan and knowledge,” he says.
Learn more about Chef Anthony’s work and get free recipes at www.ChefMarkAnthony.com.