Derek and Chad Sarno
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Derek and Chad Sarno are brothers, chefs, and plant pushers. Their brand, Wicked Healthy, centers around the “Wicked Healthy Equation,” which states that you should “shoot for 80% healthy, 20% wicked, to be 100% sexy.” The duo urges their readers to drop their diet plans, buy some vegetables, and get back on the track to wellness.
Coming from two different professional backgrounds, Derek and Chad (more commonly known as the Sarno Bros) have found common ground in the wicked healthy culinary arts. Initially started as an outlet to share their culinary journey, Wicked Healthy has grown into a thriving plant-passionate community. The Sarno Bros’ brotherly banter, genius, plant-based recipes, and infectious personalities have made Wicked Healthy Food a hilarious and quirky, yet essential resource in the health-food community.
Derek Sarno’s experience includes many years as chef/consultant for an international Tibetan Buddhist monastery, restaurateur, vegan organic farmer, food designer, consultant, food writer and educator of vegan, vegetarian and animal-based cuisines. He joined Whole Foods Market in 2009 as a Global Healthy Eating Chef and culinary educator to support the company’s Health Starts Here™ program and is currently the company’s Senior Global Executive Chef of RnD and product development. He has owned several restaurants and catering businesses in the Northeast including the South Hill Farm in South Berwick, Maine, a sustainable farm and learning center dedicated to providing the community with vegan and organic foods and culinary education.
Chad Sarno has brought his unique culinary style to a vast array of projects throughout his career before joining Rouxbe Online Culinary School as VP of Culinary Wellness. His mission of health inspired plant-based eating has reached all corners of the globe. Chad has been contributing chef to numerous recipe books and featured in many national publications. He has been a guest on dozens of morning shows and food-focused programs on television and radio internationally over the years. In 2012, Chad teamed up with best-selling author, Kris Carr to write the New York Times Best Seller, Crazy Sexy Kitchen. Through the intersection of clean food and culinary education, Chad continues to share his passion for helping others achieve their health goals, starting in the kitchen.