AthleticFoodie Cooking Classes are taught by Garrett and center around the belief that healthy eating and good nutrition can be found in incredibly elicious food.
At the beginning of his international swimming career, Garrett was diagnosed with dangerously high blood pressure that threatened to kill his athletic career. Unable to still swim by simply taking the usually prescribed medications (many of which are banned by the anti-doping authority), Garrett was left to save his career and dreams by also making changes in his diet. Unfortunately, he could barely boil an egg. So he started taking classes and developed a passion for food. Unlike the months of dedication required for far away success in the pool, cooking offered instant gratification. A little
time in the kitchen, and a nearly immediate delicious reward.
Garrett’s passion for food and charismatic curiosity led him to connect with some of the worlds most acclaimed and respected chefs, and he has been privileged to “stage” (apprentice) around the world in their kitchens. He has learned from some of the best and taken that knowledge back into his own kitchen, developing techniques and recipes that help him make incredibly healthy food that tastes delicious.
He believes that taking great care with what he puts into his body has been critical to his overall health and success in the pool. He knows first hand the value of good nutrition and wants to spread the word.
To inquire about booking a class, large or small, please contact us at left.
Or call us at 512-222-8961.
2012 – AthleticFoodie-Healthy Twists on Classics
Lake Austin Spa
2012 – Fuel for Life & Fitness
2012 – Freshmen Class Eat Healthy Dinners
2011 – Healthy Food as Fuel for Fitness
2010 – French Inspired Meals
A few words from Garrett about teaching classes:
“Cooking is fun to me no matter where I’m doing it, but cooking for people, and teaching them how to make fast, healthy, and delicious food is really fulfilling.”
“It’s very important to me that people understand the concept that great tasting food can also be very nutritious for you. My classes aim to teach just that.”
“The first thing I tell people in my classes is that I’m not a chef. This kind of breaks down any stigmas and/or barriers. What ends up happening is that throughout the class we basically have a great discussion back and forth about how to cook good food!”
“Attending Garrett’s classes is educational, inspirational and fun. His teaching style is unpretentious, his process descriptions and explanations are clearly understandable plus his pace is smooth and easily followed. Garrett’s recipes are simultaneously simple and sufficiently complete to produce lots of flavor and low to moderate calories. He demonstrates an athlete’s discipline to learning and practicing to achieve success. Never miss an opportunity to learn from his experiences and enjoy a truly enriching experience.”
Central Market class attendee,
“Garrett has been a guest chef for our Culinary Experience weeks at Lake Austin Spa Resort on several occasions. He has learned so much through his own experiences and his personal stories are highly inspirational. He has a genuine passion for teaching and is very friendly and professional in his approach to healthy cuisine.” Robbie Hudson, Director of Programming, Lake Austin Spa Resort Austin, TX