Natural Gourmet Institute
The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts was a vegetarian cooking school in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1977 by Anne Marie Colbin. Colbin campaigned against overly-refined food and taught about its connection to poor health. She was the author of Food and Healing and other books. The Natural Gourmet Institute taught cooking techniques from a variety of vegetarian cuisines around the world, teaching that the food should be whole, fresh, traditional, balanced, local, seasonal and delicious. The menus were largely, but not exclusively, plant-based.
In early 2019, the Natural Gourmet was subsumed by the Institute of Culinary Education, which announced its intention to keep the Natural Gourmet education track available as a separate option.