Entrepreneur for 30+ years in the food world as a bestselling author, chef and creator of delicious, decadent, healthful plant-based food, MIYOKO SCHINNER is dedicated to pleasing the omnivore's palate in all of us. She refuses to give up on those who haven't made the switch to plant-based foods and continues to offer progress through the senses, not just the intellect, using diverse avenues. These have included a restaurant and natural food company that distributed products nationwide and supplied cookies and pastries to United Airlines.
Inspiring the general public through her 5 cookbooks, including the best-selling and "groundbreaking" Artisan Vegan Cheese and the just-published The Homemade Vegan Pantry, Schinner also recognizes that not everyone will take up the cause in their own kitchens. To answer this call, in 2014, she launched an artisan vegan cheese company, Miyoko's Kitchen, which set out to redefine the category of "cheese" with its unctuous, decadent, delicious flavors of handcrafted cheeses made from nuts. Miyoko's Kitchen currently ships nationwide through ecommerce as well as regular distribution channels, and exports to Australia and Hong Kong.
No stranger to public speaking or media attention, Schinner also co-hosts the national cooking show Vegan Mashup, presents live at major events around the country, and is frequently featured in national and local media.