Andrew "Baba" Bennardo
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Simply put, our mission is devoted to you--making the most of your culinary talent and helping you achieve your goals.
Andrew Bennardo, Chef
I was blown away by the dedication and commitment shown by everyone I came into contact with. They took the time to create and help me achieve my goals faster than I thought possible!
His innate ambition for entrepreneurship resulted in two very successful restaurants, Bennardo’s Ristorante in Delray Beach and Talia’s Tuscan Table in Boca Raton.
The raw garden is the creation of Andrew’s uncle Frank. Already a successful attorney, his uncle decided to do something about the sad state of America’s health and terrible food choices offered by big food and sanctioned by the FDA. So we now have Juiceateria and The Raw Garden: siamese siblings under one roof. In need of an impassioned and able chef, uncle Frank turned to Andrew to run the raw garden. Gladly accepting the assignment, Andrew replied: "I know that many of the health issues afflicting Americans today are due to our poisonous diet. My mission at the raw garden is to spread the love and to educate people of the great health benefits of a raw vegan diet."
Andrew is an award-winning chef with dual honor degrees from the Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University's School of Hospitality and Management. Soon after graduation he apprenticed at the best hotels and restaurants in Europe and in South Florida. He recently earned certification as a raw food chef from the Living Cuisine Academy.