has been hailed as 'the UK's leading raw chef' by TheTimes. He honed his natural ability to create incredible raw cuisine by training with the top raw chefs in the world. This included regular visits to the US to raw food 'hot-spots'such as California, NewYork where he worked with Matthew Kenney...at The Plant.
“Russell James joined our team at The Plant for an extended visit, and on every level, he is a true professional; talented and creative, and a pleasure to work with. I particularly admire his dedication to raw food cuisine, and his unwavering interest in its forward movement.We continue to miss him (and his kale salad!)"– Matthew Kenney 2007.
Russell has done many large scale private catering gigs and this is what David Wolfe had to say of Russell after an event he catered for David's 's UK retreat in Dorset...
"I was very impressed with Russell James' raw and living foods cuisine. He's a pleasure to work with and is absolutely a rising culinary star."
Russell also worked with the UK's raw and living food , The Fresh Network in the execution of monthly raw dinner parties in Cambridgeshire and London a few years ago. He also regularly appears in their quarterly publication, Get Fresh.
Most recently Russell is here in the US and has taken the position as guest instructor in residence at 105degrees' Culinary Academy
in Oklahoma City. You'll be able to read more about his thoughts on all of that in the upcoming issue of Purely Delicious Magazine
Although Russell is staying very busy with is commitments at 105, he continues to maintain his amazing website,The Raw Food Chef
, where you'll find ongoing inspiration through videos, recipes, pictures and advice on living a sexy raw life. Russell's mission is to show you that far from feeling restricted on a raw food diet, you have an abundance of options; whether that's being able to eat raw sandwiches all week or to put on a show-stopping dinner party for friends.
You can also connect with Russell on Facebook
And to show his support to our Raw Food Rehab community, Russell is generously offering his entire collection of his digital ebooks
to one lucky winner this Friday! You'll want to be sure to add you name into the hat for this fantastic prize by adding your name into the comments below: