1PL8 is Revolutionizing the way Americans view food

About 1PL8

Understanding the fundamentals of cooking allows you to take control of your health. Our 3 core values will help you financially, physically, and emotionally.

A few words about us

Inspire. Educate. Lead.

1 PL8 is a cooking school that's helping to change the way Americans view food with what Chef Rich calls the "Trinity of Food." The first part of the Trinity is Inspiring people to shop smarter. Second, Educating them to cook healthier meals more efficiently. And third, Leading the larger movement that food can be the Greatest Medicine. .


 1 PL8 focuses on addressing key problems: 

1. Education to choose, utilize, portion, and properly store healthy food;

2. Create meals that are delicious and nutritious, and;

3. Continue the movement of resourcing our food as medicine. 


Inspiring you to shop smarter and save money.

We're debunking the crazy myth that healthy food is expensive. We have done the research and want to educate you on the truth. Eating healthy is affordable - we’ll show you how.


Educating you to cook quick healthy delicious meals.

Proper cooking technique is important. We'll teach you how to select the right food and prepare it the right way to produce a meal that is delicious, nutritious, and enjoyed by everyone. It’s easier than you think.


Leading the movement that food is our greatest medicine.

Food is a key ingredient of our health and obesity is a cycle that we can stop. We give you the simple keys to make healthy meals that your whole family will love. Join our 1PL8 family - together we can make an impact.

What Drives Us

Approximately 8 percent of children ages 5 to 17 reported, by their parents, to have limited activities due to chronic disease. Over the last 30 years, obesity rates have doubled in adults and tripled in kids, and nearly 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. For the first time in history, the current generation of children has a shorter life expectancy than their parents—as a result of obesity.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that poor diet is one of the three main risk factors that, if eliminated, would prevent:

  • 80% of heart disease and stroke;
  • 80% of type 2 diabetes;
  • 40% of cancer

When you understand food and the cooking techniques we teach, you have the power to enhance your life (and your family's). Empowering YOU to make a difference is what drives us every day.

Our Guiding Principle

Jesus spent a great deal of his ministry on this Earth healing the sick, helping those in need, and offering them a new and better life. Our hope is that through our service, His healing touch will be felt by all who come to us. Our mission strengthens our commitment to you. Because of our faith in Jesus we believe that all people are of infinite value, and focus on serving the whole person–Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Our Founder

About Chef Rich

Chef Rich is a former United States Marine and graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of the book revolutionizing the way Americans view food “Food is Our Greatest Medicine”. He is the founder of 1PL8 a culinary school that is inspiring, educating and leading the movement, that we can live healthier lives, through our food. He has cooked for professional athletes, business moguls and celebrity entertainers as well as served the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. He has done thousands of cooking demonstrations as well as headlined for live cooking shows in Scottsbluff Nebraska, Lets Cook Seattle, Lets Cook Orlando, and the Daytona Home Show. He has been a contributing writer for Healthy Living Magazine, as well as written for Orlando Family Magazine. He was an award-winning chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, a premier culinary college, where he taught classes in all aspects culinary as well as baking and pastry. He is the corporate chef for Thermador, Bosch, and Gaggenau, and does cooking demonstrations throughout the east coast of the United States.  Chef Rich has taught healthy cooking technique classes for major hospitals and organizations like Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Florida Hospital, UF Health Cancer Center, and Florida Diabetes Center. He has also developed a 1 and 2 day unique, fun, educational and engaging Health and Wellness seminar, for city governments, municipalities, corporations, small businesses, churches, colleges, universities, and small groups alike.  

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