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Nwenna Kai is best known as the creator, founder, and culinary designer of Taste of the Goddess Cafe, one of LA's pioneering organic raw food cafes. She is a holistic health and raw foods educator, coach, consultant, and author.

Background Information

My background is diverse.  I'm originally from Philadelphia.  I attended Howard University in Washington, lived in the south of France during college as I was a French major, went to art school in Chicago where I discovered "raw and living foods", then moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream of TV producing, lived in Australia for a short stint and now I'm bicoastal between California and Philadelphia.

I've always been a writer though.  I had a journal from the time I was five years old, starting writing plays and poems when I was nine and I received my MFA degree in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

But I also along this miraculous journey have always had health problems which forced me to learn how to eat better so I went from being vegetarian at 14 years to vegan at 18 years old and eating a mostly raw foods diet at 25 years old.

So my first published book is The Goddess of Raw Foods, a raw foods recipe book.  After I was producing, I opened up an organic raw foods restaurant in Los Angeles called Taste of the Goddess Cafe, therefore I thought why not call myself The Goddess of Raw Foods.

I've been influenced by so many people from chefs to painters, musicians, friends, lovers, gardeners, spiritual leaders, and entrepreneurs.

My book is dedicated to Gandhi because his work influenced me to become vegetarian and to explore other philosophies about life.



Birth Place
Philadelphia, PA USA

Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneurial Grant Winner - 2007

Additional Information

The Goddess of Raw Foods is my debut raw foods recipe book. Its on sale now at! I am currently working on my second book, What's Really Eating Us? Black women & weight.

Favorite Links

Nwenna Kai
This website is my personal website keeping you updated on all my classes, workshops, events, book signings, lectures, and interviews.

The Guide to Raw Foods
The Guide to Raw Foods is an informational website for beginners to teach those who desire to integrate a more raw and living foods diet into their lifestyle.

Live Well with Nwenna Kai
Watch my five minute clip of my TV show!

MySpace Page
Check me out on MySpace!

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