For over 40 years, Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef has been creating organic vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free nourishing meals; teaching farm to table hands-on vegetarian cooking for health and vitality to home cooks, dietitians, and professional chefs; writing cookbooks focusing on eating local, seasonal, organic foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable, delicious and good for the planet.

Leslie Cerier is the author of six cookbooks:

Featured Chef in The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, Feel – Good Food for Home Cooks ( Skyhorse Publishing, 2015, edited by Robyn Griggs Lawrence)

Coming soon, Leslie has a chapter of recipes and nutrition information in Dr Marc Grossman’s upcoming book, Natural Eye Care

Recipe Developer for many organic and natural foods companies: And Leslie also develops recipes for individuals with food sensitivities and special diets

  • Deans Beans  (organic and fair trade coffee and cocoa recipe and video)
  • Nutiva (organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut manna, organic coconut sugar, organic coconut flour, organic hemp seeds, organic hemp oil, organic chia seeds, organic red palm oil, organic buttery spread, organic shortening, and organic sunflower red palm blend oil)
  • Equal Exchange (Organic 80% dark chocolate Panama bars, organic cocoa, organic cashews, organic honey, organic almonds, organic chocolate chips)
  • Green and Blacks (organic vegan chocolate recipes)
  • Coombs Vermont Gourmet (organic maple syrup)
  • Lotus Foods (Organic Jade Pearl Rice™ and Organic Madagascar Pink Rice™, organic Forbidden ramen noodles, organic Millet and Brown Rice Ramen Noodles and Organic Jade Pearl Rice Ramen Noodle)
  • The Teff Company (teff grain and teff flour)
  • Eat Naturall (recipe for Buckwheat Almond Pancakes; Vegan, Gluten-free product)

Naturally, the perfect marriage of her culinary knowledge and aptitude has also resulted in many requested appearances around the country. Leslie has been interviewed by the

  • Television Food Network
  • WWLP TV (NBC TV affiliate Channel 22)
  • Foxnews.com
  • Jazzyvegetarian.com
  • thedrdonshow.com
  • Numerous national radio programs

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Recognized and featured in

Leslie’s recipes have also been featured on dozens of websites, blogs, and food packages:

    • Wholegrainscouncil.org
    • Nutiva.com
    • Equalexchange.coop
    • Lotusfoods.com
    • Kripalu.org
    • Naturaleyecare.com
    • Organiccenter.org
    • Shilohfarms.com
    • Navitasnaturals.com
    • Frontiercoop.com
    • Bobsredmill.com
    • Vegkitchen.com
    • kriscarr.com
    • Many more!


  • Leslie also teaches exciting cooking classes in some of the most prestigious centers of holistic evolution and organic lifestyle. And she regularly teaches private and group classes in Western MA and throughout the world. Clients come to Leslie as well as bring her to them.
        • Rancho La Puerta,a famous fitness resort and spa in Mexico
        • Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, CA
        • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in the Berkshires of Massachusetts
        • Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY.
        • Kripalu, Esalen Institute, Omega, and many other workshops, Leslie teaches offer Continuing Education Credits.
        • Taught nutritionists at Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
        • Frontier Natural Products Co-op’s Herb Fest
        • Northeast Organic Farming Association, Amherst, MA
        • Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health in New York City
        • New York Open Center; NY, NY
        •   Open Center Online Learning
        • 3rd annual Gluten-Free Culinary Summit, R I
        • Hazon Food Conference CT
        • Whole Foods New England Demo Group on behalf of Simply Organics
        • NE Women’s Herbal Conference NH


    • Chef Trainings/Consulting
          • Guest Chef/Consultant for University of Massachusetts Residential Dining Services, designing the Earth Day menu with local, seasonal and organic produce and teaching their chefs vegetarian and gluten-free cooking.
          • Trained chefs and was the Head Chef for Alberto Villoido’s Detox program at Los Lobos Lodge in Chile
          • Gluten free baking (with teff flour) to the baker at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, MA
          • Easy Gluten-Free Menu Makeovers for Restaurants and the Public: Franklin Regional Council of Government’s Cooperative Public Health Service, Greenfield, MA


    • Leslie is also a gourmet personal chef specializing in seed to plate, farm to table, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free whole foods and organic cuisine. Her New England based business includes custom culinary work, food as medicine, and running her own organic B&B  in Western MA for private clients as well as private and group cooking instruction and coaching around the world. Leslie is a pioneer and national authority on gluten-free cooking and baking, the entire spectrum of whole grains, and cooking with wild foods. Her specialty in grains and gourmet cooking with herbs and spices has led to her being much sought after by health professionals and private clients to coach and help them translate challenging dietary allergy issues into culinary success and meal satisfaction.
    • Leslie has a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Movement Sciences and Education and has taught at
          • Barnard College, Columbia University
          • Eastern Kentucky University
          • Sarah Lawrence College
          • Amherst College
          • Hampshire College

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      Photo of Leslie by Tracey Eller


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