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.
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.
Chef Rich Rosado
FOUNDER / HEAD CHEF