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Our Mission

Plantz St. is out to transform people’s quality of life through nutritious and delicious plant foods, kitchen fitness, and mindfulness. We offer fresh, education and inspiration to motivate and support individuals interested in eating plants.

Our programs are primarily based online, and in 2016, we opened our first brick-and-mortar location in Northern California. Plantz St. Santa Rosa is the world’s very first culinary gym, a hub for locals to build their kitchen skills and learn how to cook with fresh, whole foods.

Our long-term vision is for Culinary Gyms to be a part of our mainstream culture with hundreds of locations around the world. Every Culinary Gym will help to empower individuals and the community as a whole to embrace, maintain, and thrive on a whole food, plant-strong lifestyle.

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Introducing The
Culinary Gym

A culinary gym is a place designed to build kitchen skills and the ability to prepare whole foods with the intention to improve and maintain physical fitness, health, and happiness.

Our goal in working with people is to build their kitchen fitness so that ultimately they can sustain and thrive on a plant-based diet.

We define “Kitchen Fitness” as the ability to efficiently and joyfully prepare delicious meals using fresh, whole foods. Thus, when you are kitchen fit, you feel at ease in the kitchen, and your creations are so good that you look forward to them.

Without kitchen fitness, preparing healthy home-cooked meals will likely feel difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. Just a little practice in the kitchen is all you need to start building your kitchen fitness today! Every meal you make is a chance to nourish your body inside and out!

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Meet Katie Mae
Your Culinary Coach

Katie Mae is a plant-based culinary coach and nutritionist on a mission to empower people in living brighter lives via delicious plant foods. She teaches how to make a plant-based diet simple to do, healthy, flavor-packed so that it’s joyfully sustainable.

Katie Mae is the founder of Plantz St. Culinary Gym in downtown Santa Rosa, CA. The Culinary Gym is a place for people to learn and practice cooking with whole plant foods to enhance their fitness and quality of life. She also leads a vibrant, interactive online culinary training to help you where ever you are in the world.

In everything she does, from her recipes to live events to private coaching, Katie Mae wants to help build your kitchen fitness and make your plant-based cooking habitual, so that preparing delicious plant food feels like second nature.

Katie Mae is also a core cooking instructor for TrueNorth Health Center and the McDougall programs. She’s a contributor on the Forks Over Knives’ and the Food Revolution Network’s websites. Katie Mae holds a Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and has completed the Rouxbe Plant-based Culinary Certification.