Amy Chaplin has been a vegetarian chef for the last twenty years. Prior to settling in New York and working as Executive Chef at Angelica Kitchen, Amy was a chef at Shizen, a Japanese macrobiotic restaurant in Amsterdam, and a pastry chef at Amsterdam’s famous bakery De Taart van m’n Tante (“My Auntie’s Cakes”). In London Amy founded The Lekker Lounge, a catering company specializing in gourmet vegetarian and vegan food. Currently, Amy teaches and cooks privately for clients that include Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler, consults and develops recipes for restaurants and food companies, and blogs at coconutandquinoa.com, where she shares original, seasonal recipes and health tips. Amy has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, appears regularly as a guest on WNYC radio’s “Last Chance Foods,” and has been a contributor for publications such as Delicious Living Magazine, Reader’s Digest’s Best You, and New York Magazine.