Hi, I'm Alexis J. Brown! I'm currently in school to become a medical physician and obtain professional certification in Plant-Based Culinary Arts. I created MedChef to be a community focused organization that blends together my budding careers in medicine and the culinary arts.
I was a pescatarian (that's no meat other than fish) for over 12 years and after years of cooking classes, internships and old-fashioned experimentation, I've learned so much about preparing mostly plant-based meals. As I've experienced better health personally and started medical school, I decided to base my future career on bettering the health of my patients with not just medications but through an emphasis on lifestyle changes (i.e. diet, exercise, and stress management).
The Aha! Moment
I started the MedChef organization after realizing many of my fellow med school peers were intrigued by my mostly plant-based lifestyle and had desires of their own to begin a more healthful life. I then began inviting classmates into my kitchen to learn how to prepare simple meals easily and on a budget.
How We've Evolved
Interest in these private cooking classes increased so much that I called it The MedChef's Kitchen and made it an official reoccurring cooking series which includes workshops led by healthcare professionals, hands on cooking demonstrations, culinary tips and more!
Who We Serve
The MedChef's Kitchen cooking series has a target audience of current and budding healthcare professionals who are interested in living a healthier lifestyle. However, the lessons learned in the kitchen are meant to be shared with the community.
What We Offer
On this site, you will find the recipes that have been developed by me or other healthcare students/professionals in MedChef.
Download your copy of the "MedChef Community Cookbook" which is typically printed and handed to the community during all service events.