Mary Beckerman is president of Lovin’ Goodies ® and Marbec Ltd.
Mary’s passions for delicious cuisine, superior nutrition, and fitness have always inspired others to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Her culinary specialty is raw food, which she uses to cultivate healthy minds, bodies, and spirits via demonstration workshops, catering, training, and consultations. Chef Mary B also advises individuals on how to set up a raw food kitchen and how to select whole, unprocessed, organic foods. And to satisfy everybody’s desire for decadence, Chef Mary B will soon bring to market her line of desserts under the name of Lovin’ Goodies ® – Desserts.
As a teenager, Chef Mary B put her early love for fresh, wholesome food to work when she catered to rock stars such as David Bowie, Kiss, and Aerosmith. Mary has worked with several of Michigan’s top chefs, including Jimmy Schmidt and Duglass Duglass; managed a five-star restaurant; received extensive food service training at Hyatt Corporation; and sold health care solutions for a leading technology corporation.
Drawing on her diverse experiences in the food and health industries, Chef Mary B is the Director of Corporate Wellness at Trillacorpe, an international government contractor. She is also the Director of Corporate Wellness and a member of the Board of Advisors for the annual Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, AZ—a cutting-edge forum which served more than 12,000 raw meals in one weekend—Chef Mary B has access to more than 100 of the top leaders in the wellness field.
A vegetarian for most of her life, Chef Mary B’s passion for culinary discovery led her to raw foods that both taste great and support good health. “I don’t care how old you are—everybody wants energy and vibrancy,” says Chef Mary B. “Everybody wants to feel good, and if they’re not getting that from their current diet, I’m going to tell them it’s time for a change!”
Chef Mary B is actively involved with Healthy Kids Healthy Michigan to help create school and community gardens in low-income and rural communities. She also works with the “Healthy U” program at the Jewish Community Center, the American Heart Association, and other organizations.
Chef Mary B is a graduate of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. Member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. http://www.aanc.net/ A native of Michigan, she attended Wayne State University.
Jeffrey Nusbaum, MD – Center for Holistic Medicine
“Chef Mary B’s DVD is a gold mine for anyone interested in living a healthier lifestyle.”
Jim Moloney, General Director of Marketing – General Motors, Service and Parts Operations
“Chef Mary B’s presence at our American Heart Association fundraiser was well received by our employees here at SPO. Her recipe for zucchini spaghetti was a knock out (sold out!) and assisted in our fundrasing efforts! All of our employees enjoyed the all natural meal and was inspired by Mary to begin living a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to working with Chef Mary B on upcoming events.”
Alicia Hoge, Marketing Director – American Heart Association
It was great to have Chef Mary B at our event demonstrating how to make heart- healthy snacks for kids! Everyone enjoyed her organic almond butter and creative snacks, and the American Heart Association looks forward to working with her at future events!
Daniel Kahn, Director of Resident Dining – Wayne State University / AVI Foodsystems
What a treat it was having Chef Mary B join us for a day at Wayne State University. She provided cooking demonstrations of raw foods to help us promote our healthy eating event. In addition to our students & regular customers we had 150 faculty members in attendance all to hear Mary’s positive message of healthy eating and to sample the tasty recipes. I highly recommend Mary to anybody in food service looking for a professional, creative & upbeat personality to make an event truly special.
Annette Whiting, Division Director – Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit
Mary Beckerman’s educational talks and passion on how we can choose to live healthy was an inspiration for our members and guests at the JCC. It was great to have her here in our Healthy U programs.
Kyle Suczynski, Marketing Specialist – Wayne State University
Chef Mary B really shed a great light on raw food being, not only healthy, but also really delicious! She is very upbeat and it made the students think positively about raw foods. We received many compliments on her visit and hope to have her back again really soon!