My name is Jay Astafa and I’m 20 years old.
I’ve been vegan for 5 years and it has completely changed my life. After turning vegan, I was inspired to become a vegan chef and show the world how awesome vegan cooking is. I graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC in May 2011.
I am the vegan chef at my family restaurant 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe in Rockville Centre, NY which my dad owns. I created a vegan menu there in 2oo9 because there were very few vegan options out in Long Island. I wanted to change that, so I created a complete vegan version of 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe’s traditional Italian menu. Now our vegan menu is so popular!
Right now I am searching for a location for my hip upscale vegan restaurant concept called JAY which will be located in downtown Manhattan.
People are always asking me how I make my dishes. This is why I decided to start blogging again after previously blogging at The Vegan Foodie 3 years ago. I want to show me how to create delicious and gourmet dishes that are full of flavor using all plant-based ingredients!
I hope you all enjoy!