Green Festival Speakers

Ellie Kumayama



From August 2008, Ellie Kumayama has been a Natural Foods Chef at Things That Matter, teaching people how to look and feel amazing with natural diet and lifestyle. She conducts private and small group cooking classes, meal preparation, provides health guidance, organizes kitchens, creates menu plans and hosts guided shopping trips.

Prior to being a Natural Foods Chef, Ellie was Summer Conference Manager at the Kushi Institute from February 2006 to November 2007. She hired, supervised and coordinated the needs of staff, presenters, team leaders, volunteers and entertainment for the Kushi Institute International Macrobiotic Summer Conferences in 2006 and 2007. She also came up with the creative theme and concept for the conference, selected lectures, planned social events and created the conference schedule.

Ellie wrote and processed all new applications and paperwork, help to create and accomplished advertising and marketing strategies and promotional material, and negotiated sponsorship with VegNews and Alternative Medicine Magazine in 2007.