Story #022 – Amber Plecha

NAME: Amber Plecha

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, Florida



Amber Plecha is a private chef and culinary nutrition educator in Savannah, Georgia. She holds a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Florida, an Education degree from NYU, and a Law degree from the CUNY School of Law and is licensed to practice in the state of New York.

Since changing careers from law to food, Chef Amber has worked with many families, high profile clients, and institutions over the past decade. She has studied nutrition and international cuisine extensively and enjoys the challenge of creating new menus which cater to unique individual needs and tastes.

Chef Amber is also a Certified Culinarian by the American Culinary Federation, as well as a certified Food Safety Manager, Dining Room Associate, Wine Steward, and ServSafe Alcohol Responsible Alcohol Server. She has experience with every special diet imaginable, both personally and professionally, including vegan/vegetarian (plant-based), pescatarian, gluten free, paleo, keto, kosher, low fat, low sodium, nut free, soy free, sugar free, and beyond. Chef Amber is a huge advocate for using organic, non-GMO, sustainable, local, and seasonal ingredients, and enjoys empowering people to take charge of their health, their kitchens, and their business as she has done.

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