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Bailey Ruskus, AKA Chef Bai

BAILEY RUSKUS, also known as Chef Bai, is a seasoned chef, holistic nutrition, and health coach. Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, she uses her culinary expertise to create rich flavors with clean, nourishing ingredients.

She is an advocate for people with chronic health ailments, animal welfare and the environment. Her own plant based journey started with her desire to heal her chronic pain from a 18 year battle with endometriosis after exhausting all other options. She furthered her studies with a certification in plant based nutrition from T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a certified Health Coach from Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Bailey now hosts virtual cooking classes in her online membership, hosts corporate wellness programs around the globe, develops recipes for brands and works one on one with individuals + families looking to heal through food. Last year she and her husband Steve taught over 20k people live in their corporate wellness program about the healing power of food. She cooks for and coaches top executives, professional athletes, and helps everyday people heal from chronic illness through good food, food knowledge and a healthy mindset.

Her podcast, The Plant Remedy, features interviews on plant-based living with world renowned chefs, doctors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and more. 'Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!' her first cookbook with over 70 recipes to kickstart your plant-based journey became an #1 Amazon best-seller in 2021. Bailey lives in San Diego, California.