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Dr. Michael Beckwith
Featured on "The Secret"

Scott’s (Chef S's) cuisine literally sizzles with radiant life energy! His attunement with the healing properties of food provides a purposeful yet playful backdrop for a conscious dining experience by which every body cell drinks in vitality, and every heart cell opens to a palate of inner and outer sensory delight.

Joad Puttermilch 
Founder Sujok America Acupuncture

Scott Sayre (Chef "S") is an extraordinary chef. You can feel the healing energy and the power of the seasons inside his cooking. What is also exceptional is the taste of the food. He is aware of the five transformations of energy as he cooks food that is best for the season and the condition of the person who he is cooking for.

 

Scott uses the latest in scientific nutritional information, which he blends with a sweet and thoughtful soul to create splendid food that gently awakens the taste and health of his diners/clients. He is easy to work with, an excellent teacher, and is very well versed in traditional Japanese/Chinese systems of thought.

Yolanda C. Calle

Naturopathic
Practitioner 

It pleases me greatly to describe the talented Mr. Scott Sayre to you as a macrobiotic chef extraordinaire. With a masterful finesse and ability nothing short of culinary expertise, his meals are exquisite.

 

In each creative expression of a well trained master chef, Scott creates such sumptuously gourmet macrobiotic feasts that one can always detect his finely orchestrated, truly conscious style of spicy blends in soothing and yet energetically stimulating culinary creations. Scott is a unique nutritional healer with nearly “alchemical” recipes that surpass any I have ever had the privilege of enjoying.

 

Whether dining on his entrees made of fresh and locally grown vegetables and powerfully nutritious grains, or his protein rich legume soups, salads, smoothies, cookies, cakes or breads, it’s always a wonderfully exciting surprise to taste Scott’s next big one-of-a-kind dish. You have to try everything he makes because each masterpiece will astound your the senses with designer foodie qualities. All

 

Scott’s dishes are uniquely balanced and artistically created to provide those very fortunate nothing short of a fantastic feast you’ll never forget.

Edmundo Alvarez
Owner Elsa's Bakery

I am the co-owner of Elsa’s Bakery, a community-based café and bakery. Recently Scott Sayre did a class for us about Oriental Facial Diagnosis. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was thoroughly delighted with what the class offered to the customers who attended. Scott is a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker who comes at nutrition from a very different angle. He has thoroughly studied ancient Japanese/Macrobiotic healing philosophy about food, and his presentation made understanding the concepts easy to follow and enjoyable. 

 

He helped my customers to use their own faces as guides for understanding what is going on inside their system.  He seems to be remarkably accurate. All those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the class, and even requested that he do a follow-up cooking class.

Scott was a delight to have teach in my café/bakery and is an expert in what he teaches about. I wasn’t expecting to, but I learned a lot, myself.  I encourage you to listen to Scott when he talks about health and especially together with food.  

Mauria Browne  Student At "Chef S" Class

Scott Sayre’s Conscious Cooking Class was indeed a lesson in consciousness, in the preparation, cooking and eating of food.  We learned how to make five entrees and 1 condiment, all of which were macrobiotic, vegetarian, healthy and delicious.

Consciousness, the theme of the cooking class was evident as Scott carefully regarded each vegetable as if it were sacred.  His kinship with these vegetables was palpable as he show us how to peel and cut them, respecting the structure, texture and energy of the vegetable itself.

We learned how to use a sharp knife consciously, with two techniques for safe cutting and chopping.  We were also shown how to peel and chop a “tearless” onion, and how to use a pressure cooker.

When it came time to eat we were reminded that each food was a gift to enhance our health, and we gave thanks.  Indeed, each vegetable, seed, root and grain used in these dishes are powerful therapeutic foods, useful for such conditions as hypo/Diabetes, and with properties such as blood purification and rebuilding.

From Scott’s example I am learning to be more conscious of the foods I prepare and eat.  I now realize that if I turn in to them more fully these foods will provide more healing energy and nutrients to me.  We will, in fact, be in partnership in achieving and maintaining my good health.

I learned a lot in Scott’s Conscious Cooking Class and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in health and self-healing.

Virgie True
Yoga Instructor 

Hip Hop Sushi - The Tao of Ancient Healing /Book

 

There is magic in this book. It's different. It's going to feed you, teach you, and heal you. I keep trying to define it as something other than a cookbook; a lifestyle book, perhaps. It contains affirmations and prayers, after all, which I've never seen in any other collection of recipes. Ultimately, though, Scott Sayre truly believes in cooking and presents the act as a metaphor for living in harmony with the earth.

 

Does the word harmony turn you off? Then don't get this book. It's singularly spiritual, but in a very practical way. As Sayre presents food, it simply makes sense to slow down and enjoy everything you are smelling, touching, seeing, tasting, feeling, hearing, and eating. It's a gentle book; relaxing, like a zephyr through your hair, that calls to mind Kathy Hinoji [Kathy Cooks Naturally].

But there's an underlying intensity that is surprisingly balls out and seductive. This isn't raw food, people. Hip Hop Sushi expects you to get involved with your food and sometimes that means heat. Make no mistake, Scott Sayre has a passionate relationship with food and he gives us total access to this intimacy.

 

He's kind of a twenty-first century Julia Child, in that respect; utterly unafraid to be publicly inspired by his own culinary lust. The recipes are off the beaten path, but not totally unfamiliar. Sayre has deep background and skills, but manages to restrain himself from overwhelming someone with less food confidence. It's inviting and not a bit intimidating. Those of you who have seen it all, however, will likely be impressed by this novel approach and some awesome recipes. A few of my favorite headings: Creating Syrup From Almost Any Kind of Juice; Baby, You Upset Me; Buttercup Squash with Quinoa and Chestnuts. And here's an affirmation to keep: We cannot fight while we chew. 

Jonah Spear
Musician/Activist

 Scott embodies what we should all embody: pure love. He believes we are here to help each other and spread love, simply be the light and spread the light. He is making a huge impact right downtown in Skid Row, healing and setting people free through food and music.

 

I’m really grateful because he basically took me under his wing and his helping me find these secrets to healing through music and food, something I have been trying to do for a while.

 

I’m a musician and I want to specifically heal people with sound, and  Scott has given me a platform to doing exactly that, play music in Skid Row and help people find freedom and happiness in the present moment.

 

He knew I was lacking the fire element in my diet and gave me an amazing recipe and every single spice is intentional. He goes off of traditional Chinese medicine, based on the 5 elements, earth, fire, water, metal and wood.

 

Not only is Scott an incredible Chef and Healer, he is an amazing musician with an incredible ear. We sat down at the piano together and he gave me a totally new and different approach to playing and healing through music. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time, and Scott is giving me life tools that I can use forever.

Bara Byrnes
Actress / Poet

Scott Sayre is like a magician with food. He is absolutely brilliant in his ability to use food to heal wounded parts of the self.  After meeting me just a couple times, he prepared a diet of foods that will help me feel at my best. I’m not talking about just a simple list, but a complete package: the vitamins, minerals and amino acids found in each of the foods he listed, even beyond that he told me which of the internal organs or conditions each of the foods addressed. 

Wow!

 

But just as important and beyond that, his cooking is absolutely the best I’ve tasted.  He has a deep relationship to a spiritual core which allows him to bring the best and highest energy into whatever he cooks.  

 

I had a party where he cooked for high-profile friends Each person was so delighted by his food that I had a deluge of texts the next day about this special man and the out of this world taste of his creations.  

 

Don’t walk, run when Scott cooks to the front of whatever line it takes.  Give yourself the sweet gift of his cooking, his healing prowess, and the presence he brings to each and every person who dines on his food.

Scott Stechel
Musician - Founder of CuttleFish

I took a personal cooking class from Scott Sayre and was introduced to the art of sushi making. Scott’s class was very organized, with good attention to detail and all the subtle artful techniques of preparing and making sushi.

 

We started the class by buying the fresh tuna and salmon and all the other ingredients for sushi. Through Scott’s help and guidance I was able to get the ingredients and bring them to his house for the preparation of the sushi.

 

We started by cooking the rice and then began cutting and organizing the ingredients. This is where Scott’s cooking mastery really shined! He took me through the fine art of using the Knife in cutting the vegetables and the fish and here he was like a zen master. His cutting technique is so smooth and effortless and he conveyed the technique with great patience and love. He was always pointing out the importance of keeping things clean as we went along and here was a great lesson for me in being mindful and consistent in cooking etiquette and hygiene. This did challenge me to pay attention to detail and be patient and aware in the here and now. I was realizing through Scott’s example this is meditation in action!

As we were preparing the sushi and its ingredients, Scott would demonstrate the cutting technique and then have me try to repeat which was very effective in hands on learning! I was learning along the way by doing under Scott’s expert eye. I felt success immediately and was always encouraged and positively reinforced. This made the class very enjoyable and something I could take home and do myself! I have  been interested in making sushi for a while and now I was in the situation where I was able to realize it!

After the rice was prepared and all the fish and ingredients were cut and really we were now ready to roll the seaweed into sushi rolls. This was the fun part and was the reward for all the time spent in the more tedious preparation process. Scott demonstrated how to take the rice and place the fish and vegetable into the seaweed and use the bamboo roller. I watched him and then Scott turned me loose to make the rolls as I ended up with full complete delicious sushi rolls which I brought home to my family for dinner.

 

Scott’s class taught me how to make sushi rolls and is something I can always do now as I want. Not only that it went deeper, Scott’s cooking mastery and loving example of how to be in the kitchen and prepare food was for me a lesson in how to use cooking as a spiritual and meditative discipline while also making tasty and good meals!! 

Karen Wanke
Elementary School Teacher

My cooking has truly been awakened since I have added prayer/meditation to my cooking, in addition to adding Scott's creative cooking class ideas! 

Scott has become my sought-after counselor/life coach. He is highly trustworthy allowing you to be vulnerable as he helps you shatter past stories. I was hesitant at first and wary of new age mumbo jumbo. But that couldn't be further from my experience! 

You are the one who holds the reigns as you are walked through a healing journey to shatter those stories. Scott is the gentle catalyst guide. He is very gifted at intuitively helping to guide you towards memory healing as you inject healing love into those painful memories. 

I am truly free now from the emotional pain of two family memories which no longer haunt me. They are just GONE. I look forward to doing more healing sessions with Scott. Thank you Scott for crossing my path and allowing God to work through your unique, authentic giftis to help set me free. 

 

I will be forever grateful!

 

Clark Sayre
Brother, Writer, Director, Singer

Scott Sayre lives life creatively, zestfully and lovingly. Behind all his many accomplishments is his heart for family, friends, kids, the dispossessed, the unhealthy, the spiritually thirsty and the hopeless. Scott’s passion, drive and commitment is an inspiration to the thousands whose lives he’s touched.

 

Amidst periodic setbacks due to a debilitating disease, he maintains a growth mindset. When he sets his mind on something he doesn’t give up until accomplishing it. As a writer, he has written over 26 books, ranging from memoir to spiritual, from health to cooking. Often, he’s combined these topics in fresh and new ways. In addition to books, he’s written screenplays, plays, and music and received lots of positive feedback from professionals as well as the writing group he formed. He’s demonstrated his tenacity by self-publishing many of these works when a more traditional publishing/producing route was not possible. His books and other works have one thing in common: the betterment of his audience.

 

Scott is an innovator as well. Among other things, he has opened and operated a computer store for underprivileged kids in the ghetto: developed a new facial recognition system to identify dietary deficiencies; developed original content for students (including cooking classes and rap music compositions.) Again, all these projects stem from his love of people and his passion for helping improve their lives in meaningful and significant ways. To this day, Scott mentors a young man from South Central Los Angeles whose life he turned around. The young man is not a highly sought-after and well-paid computer systems system administrator.

 

On a personal level, Scott relished any opportunity to keep growing mentally, physically, and spiritually. Scott has proven that it’s never too late to develop a new skill or pursue a new passion. In additional to classical guitar that he already knew, Scott has taken up piano at age fifty and running at age sixty ran his first of eight marathons.

 

Beginning at age thirty-five, he worked his way up to becoming an accomplished chef, now having worked for private, non-profit and corporate clients. Scott’s honed his computer skills at age thirty-one and served as teacher/coach for corporations such as; The Los Angeles Times, Universal Pictures, BMW, KCET and innumerable others.

 

His background in teaching elementary school children has given him the ability to break down complex technical problems into the simplest terms so that even the most technically challenged individuals can understand. Many of the comments he received from corporate clients have highlighted this teaching skill.

 

But most of all, Scott is an encourager. He supports his wife in her dreams of being a singer/songwriter, his brother in the pursuit of a writing career and his niece and nephew in their career journeys as young adults. He’s masterful at balancing positive affirmations with constructive suggestions to help those around him reach their maximum potential.

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