Skills and Knowledge


Welcome To The Natural Foods Academy Located in Indian Land, South Carolina!

The goal of the Natural Foods Academy is to educate, motivate and inspire by teaching you how to prepare, cook, and eat the best plant-based food in the world!

The food philosophy of the Natural Foods Academy is: Prepare food that is fresh, fast and fantastic tasting. Use organic, local and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Have fun and be sure to put your love into every dish you make.

All of our classes are created with YOU in mind. We want to help you develop your skills so you can best serve yourself, your family, and friends. You are going to learn all you need to know about cooking and vibrant living.



Joyce Rosenblum, founder of Natural Foods Academy

Joyce Rosenblum is a Kitchen Coach, Natural Foods Chef and Cooking Instructor with over a decade of experience coaching and teaching individuals, families and organizations ways to eat well and feel fabulous in their body.

Joyce was a Special Education teacher for 18 years. Having seen what an impact unhealthy eating habits had on children and personally in her family, she went back to school and got certified as a health coach through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, then furthered her studies in the culinary world completing an internship in Macrobiotic Cooking with master chef, Marilyn Waxman as well as Plant-Based Cooking classes with nationally known, author, chef , Christina Pirello.

She continued her studies at the Natural Kitchen Cooking School with Christine Waltermyer, where she later became co-owner of the school while maintaining her business, Healthy, Wealthy & Wise LLC, seeing clients and working in concierge doctor’s offices in NJ and PA.

Joyce moved to the Charlotte area and started, the Natural Foods Academy where she is sharing her love of kitchen coaching, teaching and educating. She recently completed a Professional Plant-Based Certification at Rouxbe Cooking School and is passionate about providing the most current, cutting edge information in the plant-based culinary world. Joyce also completed a Culinary Rx program which she will be able to share with her clients to further support their culinary knowledge. Joyce is best known as, “The Kitchen Coach” and looks forward to meeting you in the kitchen!

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