Deb Czech, Founder & Owner

“As a runner, switching to a plant-based diet gave me more energy, faster recovery, and easier breathing. Let’s discover together what plants can do for you!”

Inspired by the movies Forks Over Knives and Food, Inc., in 2012 Deb Czech switched up her meals to harness the nourishing power of plants. She studied plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell. Upon finishing the six-week intensive program, she pushed animal foods off her plate for good.

Later, Deb sliced and diced her way through the Forks Over Knives plant-based cooking course at the Rouxbe Online Culinary School. In 2019 Deb earned a spot in the Food for Life training program at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and became a licensed instructor for the organization’s research-supported, plant-based nutrition programs.

Prior to Planted Platter, Deb’s marketing and public relations career included experience with consumer brands, agriculture, recreation, hospitality, and wellness clients. Before pursuing recent education in the plant-based nutrition field, she completed her undergraduate degree in political science at Yale University and received an MBA from Simmons College in Boston.

Deb credits her parents for planting an early seed in her mind about healthy eating: they cultivated a large backyard garden behind her childhood home, providing abundant vegetables and berries, and cooked almost all family meals from scratch. Nowadays, when Deb isn’t teaching plant-based nutrition or trying out a new recipe, she puts her plant-powered energy to use volunteering with food-related organizations and enjoying an active life outdoors.


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