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Looking for ideas on how to re-engage your shoppers on cooking demos and/or live streams? Or to showcase culinary tips along with nutrition insights? Make your next demo is more engaging by partnering with a local chef. Join Shari Steinbach, MS, RDN, Dietitian for Michigan Beans, and Personal Chef Paul Penney as they present an interactive cook-along promoting easy, delicious soup recipes that will assist your customers with eating healthier, reducing waste and saving money. Recipes to be provided in advance of this presentation.


Chef Paul Penney
Australian Chef Paul Penney has become well known in Michigan’s cooking scene with his personal chef service called Aussie in the Kitchen. He presents and teaches for lunch-and-learn cooking programs at businesses throughout Southeast Michigan and uses his personal health transformation to promote plant-based recipes on local television stations. The new Cooking with Blue Cross Complete cookbook by Chef Paul features healthy, affordable recipes he had demonstrated at Blue Cross community events.

Shari Steinbach, MS RDN
Shari is owner and president of Shari Steinbach & Associates, LLC, a nutrition and culinary communication consulting firm connecting food companies, health professionals and consumers in the retail setting. With over 25 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian with two major supermarkets, Shari understands the retail wellness landscape and consumer needs. Shari works with several national brand food companies and is the exclusive dietitian for the Michigan Apple Committee and the Michigan Bean Commission. She is also a contributing editor for the Retail Dietitian Business Alliance.

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