BariWare Presents Chef Dave
Get to Know Chef Dave Fouts
Chef Dave Fouts received his culinary degree in 1994 from the Florida Culinary Institute in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida. Soon thereafter he was hired by the prestigious, AAA Five Diamond Award-winning hotel “The Breakers” in Palm Beach, where he worked for several years. Other professional appointments included director of food services at Hippocrates Health Institute, one of the premier vegan/vegetarian resorts in South Florida; executive chef for Omni Hotels; and personal chef for a wonderful family in Naples, Florida.
In 2008, Chef Dave joined talents with Vicki Bovee, MS, RD,LD, and started Simply Smart Food, Inc. This company, specializing in bariatrics and weight management, provides culinary and nutrition information for medical practices and health systems. They also work with school districts to improve the quality of breakfast and lunch programs by removing processed foods and bringing back made-from-scratch cooking with fresh foods.
Over the last several years, Chef Dave has written, contributed and advised on several editorial boards for publications throughout the country. Chef Dave is the author of Cookwise, one of the first bariatric cookbooks published. Together with Vicki they have published Ditch Your Diet in 30 Days, Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook for Dummies, and their newest book, Recipes for Weight Loss Surgery Success: Starting Your Journey Step-By-Step.
These days, you can find Chef Dave lecturing and performing cooking seminars across the country. He advises on food and product developing teams for companies such as Keebler, Uncle Ben’s, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and others. In addition, Chef Dave is on the advisory board for WLS Lifestyles and Obesity Action Coalition. For more information on Chef Dave visit www.ChefDave.org.