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Laura Stec - Innovative Cuisine
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Laura Stec

Laura is a dynamic, energetic speaker. She has an inspired way of taking things way beyond talk of food and daily meals, to talking about broader environmental issues and our guardianship of the planet. She is the kind of speaker who inspires action and behavioral change. Laura has a direct gaze-----she engages her audience. She is funny and memorable and never pedantic.

Lynne and David Madison
Madison Images, Inc.

I totally enjoyed your presentation. It was so much fun! You definitely have presentational skills, plus you can cook!!!!

Victoria Galanter

"Laura is a true professional; an expert on green cuisine and the impact of food and beverage on the environment. Even with two decades of experience, she still showed a sense of humility addressing the ever-changing challenges we face. Laura is detail oriented, inspirational and a champion advocate of environmental responsibility.

Travis Scott
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions

Thank you for speaking at our Green Your Grocery Basket forum. By far I enjoyed your presentation the most. You are a dynamic speaker and then some. I have already talked to some friends and family about "keeping water and vegetables as far away from one another as possible" and am now working on my kids: they liked the sautéed green beans with garlic tonight more than I expected them to. Yahoo! You packed in a great deal of valuable and exciting information. That's the best kind of public education we can offer: engaging, practical, and mind-opening.

Ellen Wilkinson
Environmental Forum Coordinator


(cooking classes and lectures/partial list)

Apple, Inc.
American Association of University Woman
Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust 
California Academy of Sciences
California Dietetic Association - Trends in Nutrition 2010
California Farmer's Markets
CA Representative Wilma Chan
Center for Integrated Medicine - O'Connor Hospital
Commonwealth Club
Council of Cities 2010 (San Mateo County) 
Crate & Barrel
Crissy Field Center
Culinary Institute of America
CUESA - Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture
Eat Real Festival
EcoFarm Conference 
George Lucas Letterman Digital Arts Center
George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation
Guckenheimer, Inc. - guest chef
IRCCS, Bari, Italy
IBM - Almaden Research Center
Kaiser Permanente
Lawrence Livermore Lab (Livermore, CA)
Loews Hotels
Meriwest Credit Union
Mountain View Reads
Northern California Medical Library Group
PARC (Palo Alto Research Center. Palo Alto, CA)
San Francisco Zoo
San Jose State University
Seaton Medical Center
Silicon Valley Reads 2010
Sonic Wall
Sun Microsystems
Stanford Credit Union
SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator, Palo Alto, CA)
Stanford University
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
The Harker School
The Health Trust
Whole Foods Market
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati