Chef Dawn Ludwig

Dawn Ludwig has devoted her career to helping people discover the fun, beauty, and delicious taste of natural foods. For 15 years, she owned and directed The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts of Austin, Texas, recognized as a one of the top “Cutting Edge Cuisine” cooking schools in the U.S., according to Vegetarian Times (December 2000).

In addition to training up-and-coming chefs, Dawn’s passion is guiding families to incorporate better foods into their everyday lives.

With a young adult daughter and a teenage son, she has first-hand experience as a busy mother and business owner putting delicious and nutritious food on the dinner table. Her 25+ years of experience working with culinary students, teachers, patients and health care practitioners has taught her what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, how to work with families to make living healthier a practical reality.

Dawn teamed up with her husband, Dr. David Ludwig on his NYT Bestselling book Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently and the companion cookbook Always Delicious. She helped translate his science and years of research into comprehensive recipes, menu plans, and tips for applying the principles to everyday life.

She has written on nutrition and health for a variety of publications including Whole Health Magazine, Natural Home, Austin Monthly, Austin Fit, and other health journals.

Having experienced profound healing in her own life through the power of natural foods, Dawn has a deeply personal understanding of the maxim: “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” With a gentle, yet powerful approach, she is able to touch and transform the lives of people of all ages, and in all states of health.

Dawn presently resides in Brookline, MA where she works and enjoys making great food for her family.