ABOUT VITA

About Vita

Culinary Artist, Curator, Consultant

I am here to share the joy and knowledge I have acquired over the past 25 years of preparing vegan cuisine.  My vegan journey began in 1995 with my mother’s bout with cancer. I transformed loss into healing. Food is sustenance, art, culture, and history. I weave all of these elements together in demonstrations, interactive lessons, talks, and writing. I also explore a wide range of ethnic cuisines, including Soul Food, West African, Caribbean, Thai, and more. Make an inquiry, and I can design a delicious event that meets your needs.

Who am I & what do I do?

I am a self-taught culinary artist who specializes in vegan cuisine and, by way of my business, I curate unique food experiences. From lectures, to demos, to hands-on virtual sessions, I share the joys, benefits, and how-to of vegan cooking. My sessions can be customized for all ages and occasions, including just for fun and connection, birthdays, holidays, team-building, and social justice. I go beyond simply cooking recipes to presenting the history, culture, and health benefits of the foods. Of course, I cover how veganism sustains our health, other creatures, and our planet.

“A vegan chef and teacher, Levita gave the teens a Zoom lesson she called “Love In The Time of Covid,” on how to cook her signature black bean burgers, made from beans, beets, onions, garlic, oats and more—and a special sauce! But the life lessons came when Levita put food in the proper context for the work the teens were doing. She talked to them about poverty, nutrition and food deserts, putting her Anacostia neighborhood, her family history as well as her lived experiences in the center of her story. The students were immediately engaged, and soon everybody was talking, tasting, laughing and raving about what they created. It cost just a few dollars, but Levita’s lesson will last with them a lifetime.”

 

Doug Fishman

Tikkun Hair-Ir, Repair the City

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