2019 Speakers and Demo's

Inspiration for your journey

Join us in the Demo Pavilion Tent

Saturday, February 23rd

12:30pm-1:15pm Chef Madelyn Pryor

1:30pm-2:15pm Chef Jason Wyrick

2:30pm-3:15pm Ryan Furman, Nutritionist

Sunday, February 24th

12:30pm-1:15pm Tim Rusmisel, Vital Actions

1:30pm-2:15pm Chef Jason Wyrick


Chef Madelyn Pryor

Chef Madelyn is co-founder of Vegan Taste, a vegan meal delivery service comes in. Artisan meals are designed expertly crafted by Chef Jason Wyrick and his staff.

The Phoenix Metro (from Verrado to Apache Junction to Anthem) meal delivery service is designed to provide you with artisan vegan lunches, or dinners, or both, for six days out of the week, delivered directly to your doorstep. 

Just badass vegan meals. No lettuce and tomato salads here!

Chef Jason Wyrick

I’ve done a lot in my career as a vegan chef. I’ve lost over a hundred pounds and completely reversed my diabetes, I co-authored the NY Times Bestseller 21 Day Weightloss Kickstart with Neal Barnard, MD, I was the first vegan chef to teach in the world famous Le Cordon Bleu program at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute.

I founded the world’s first vegan food magazine, The Vegan Culinary Experience, I’ve been featured on national TV and in the NY Times, and I’ve traveled the world teaching vegan cooking classes, but the one thing that truly inspires me is exploring vegan cuisine and sharing it with people. Food is art and vegan food is beautiful art. Thank you for letting me share it with you.

Ryan Furman, Plant based nutritionist

Ryan is a certified Personal Trainer & certified plant-based Nutritionist servicing the whole Phoenix Metro area and beyond. Combining over a decade of fitness experience with proper nutrition, Ryan will help you achieve your fitness while optimizing your health. Maintain and build muscle, reduce body fat, and increase stamina – offering everything from private 1-on-1 sessions, to food journal analysis, to grocery store tours, and much more!

Tim Rusmisel, Founder & Director of Vital Actions


Tim Rusmisel is a 26 year long vegan and has been an activist for over two decades. He has taken part in many historic campaigns for the liberation of animals, environmental defense, and social justice causes. As the director of the international non-profit organization Vital Actions he now spends his days defending sea turtles in Nicaragua and managing campaigns for both environmental and social justice in Central America, Mexico, and the United States. 


Learn more about Vital Actions at vitalactions.org



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