Rebekah Gillette, is a graduate of Baltimore International Culinary School with experience consisting of Personal Chef services and teaching Ethnic Themed cooking classes both locally and nationally. While serving in Korea with the US Army, she became inspired to teach people about healing with food. She has been recognized for her military and community service with the commendations of Meritorious Volunteer Service Ribbon while working with the Defense Language Institute, and was recognized nationally for Special Olympics, Youth retreats, and Big Sir Marathon. Locally, Rebekah developed her first two lines of energy and nutrient rich healthy snack products, Be Love and Be Strength. Loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants, and live enzymes, she will launch them at Be Life Café and Marketplace in Clarks Summit in February. She edited local author, Janie Quinn’s Sprouted Bakery book and is working to support that government mandates the labeling of genetically modified foods in our country. Rebekah works with local schools to transform diets of children mirroring First Lady, Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiatives. She is also currently working with other local holistic health professionals to develop a farm to table cooperative, supporting the sustainability of local farmers and to promote healthful cooking that nourishes the body. Be Life Café is the first café in Northeast PA of its kind.