Meet Executive Director,
Ariel Bangs

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Meet Ariel

Ariel Bangs is a NY Born mother, partner, chef, herbalist, culinary anthropologist, entrepreneur, non-profit director, mentor, innovator, food community activist, and healer through food.


Her culinary creations honor traditions, healing and using ingredients exploring the vast global cultures, focusing on South and Central Americas, East Africa to the Mediterranean. Ariel’s passion is also inspired by the tastes and flavors of her childhood. Growing up in a multi-cultural family and in multicultural communities where food culture and caring for one another was the norm, her imagination, love, fearlessness, power, and science comes through not only in her food, but in her everyday interactions with people. Sharing her laughter, importance for community, ability to teach others leadership, and the importance of it, passion for cooking and inspiring the younger generation. Ariel has developed and continues to build community and fight systematic oppression through her three endeavors, Taste International, Healthy Creations and Plant Based Food Share.