About Renée Loux
Author, plant-based chef, restaurateur, culinary nutrition expert, instructor, program and curriculum developer, green expert, TV host, journalist, natural products entrepreneur, mother, researcher.
Renée Loux has been a champion and trendsetter in the environmental and sustainable food movement for nearly 20 years. As an author, chef, restaurateur, television personality, culinary nutrition expert, reasearcher, jounalist and monthly columnist for Women’s Health Magazine, she is a leading expert in the field with multi-media communication to a wide and varied audience. Renée has published 4 books: the Gourmand Award-winning The Balanced Plate, and Living Cuisine, Easy Green Living, and The Whole Green Catalog.
As a food pioneer, she founded one of the country's first raw food restaurants, The Raw Experience, in 1996 and was a founding partner in Mala Wailea in Maui, Hawaii. Ms. Loux founded the Food First Institute in collaboration with the University of Hawaii and the Maui Culinary Academy in 2013. She works with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, home of celebrated Blue Hill at Stone Barns, developing integrative programs and has been teaching and developing curriculums at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC since 1999. Ms. Loux is an alumni of the James Beard Chefs Boot Camp for Food Policy and Change and has been recognized as one of "14 Chefs Revolutionizing the Way We Farm and Eat".
Ms. Loux has worked alongside some of the best and brightest figures in Hollywood and Culinary Arts. As the host of the TV show It's Easy Being Green, she has appeared on the Food Network, HGTV and the Cooking Channel as well as a frequent guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Insider Edition, and Fox News.
Renée has consulted for and branded some of the most well-known brands in the natural product sector. Over the years, Ms. Loux has been active on the board of directors and advisory boards of a wide range of companies, organizations and publishers including Exhale Spas, Women's Health Magazine, Natural Health Magazine and the National Law Enforcement and Firefirefighters Children's Foundation.
Renée’s diverse background in the fields of culinary arts, media and public relations, nutrition, and environmental science offers high-caliber validity and an authentic voice with hard research to back it up. As a celebrated chef, advisor and researcher, she understands the rapidly growing natural, organic and eco-market, the science behind it, and consumer's trends for organic and sustainable living.
A New York native transplanted to Hawaii in 1995 for 15 years, Renée now lives between Los Angeles and New York City.