Chef, Teacher and Travel Guide
Charles Vollmar is a popular chef, cooking instructor, recipe and food developer, writer, international culinary travel guide, and owner of Epicurean Exchange. Chef Charlie is an honors graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and trained at the famed Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California and Wente Vineyards, in the Livermore Valley, east of San Francisco, before establishing his company, Epicurean Exchange in 1999. A practicing chef instructor and culinary educator for over 25 years, he teaches hands-on cooking classes in his San Francisco Bay Area cooking school for the general public, private groups and families, and corporate groups as team building exercises. As a foods and lifestyle consultant, he educates about and encourages positive lifestyle choices and proper foods selection, preparation, and enjoyment. His first co-authored book, Eat Real Food or Else… , is currently available at local bookstores, and on Amazon.com.