Miyoko Schinner

Chef, author, Founder/CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen

Miyoko Schinner

Chef, author, Founder/CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen

Biography

Join Miyoko Schinner at the DC VegFest Main Stage! Miyoko Schinner is founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen, makers of an award-winning line of artisan vegan cheese and other dairy alternatives sold in thousands of stores across the country, and a brand that is currently the fastest growing in its category. Miyoko is the author of five cookbooks, including the bestselling The Homemade Vegan Pantry (Ten Speed Press, 2015) and Artisan Vegan Cheese (Book Publishing Co., 2012).

She co-hosted three seasons of PBS cooking show Vegan Mashup, and has been featured by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Today Show, and more. Forbes recently included her in a line-up of women leading the future of food, and the North American Vegetarian Society inducted her into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame in 2016.

Caring deeply about animals, Miyoko, along with her husband, founded Rancho Compasión a farmed animal sanctuary in Northern California, which provides a “forever home” to cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chicken, ducks, and other critter rescued from animal agriculture.


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