Jenny Breen has been a professional chef and advocate for local and sustainably raised foods in the Twin Cities area since the mid 1980’s. She was co-owner of Good Life Cafe and Catering, a sustainable and whole foods business from 1996-2013. She is a 2009 Archibald Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and completed her MPH in Nutrition at the University of Minnesota in 2011 while working to build strong networks within health and food systems for greater access to food, support for sustainable farming, and utilizing cooking as a health strategy. Her first cookbook "Cooking up the Good Life" was released in April of 2011 from the University of Minnesota Press.
Currently, she teaches 3 courses at the University of Minnesota through the Healthy Foods Healthy Lives Institute, and the Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing. In collaboration with Dr. Kate Shafto, Jenny operates Feed Your Health LLC, training and consulting from farm to kitchen to clinic. She contracts as a food and nutrition Public Health Culinary Nutrition Educator with local health departments, school districts, clinics and non profit food and farming organizations. To learn more, visit her website at: transformingthetable.com