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Chef Jocelyn Lee

July 3, 2015

Chef Jocelyn Lee

Chef Jocelyn Lee

I am excited & honored to be a guest chef on Chef Alain’s A Votre Sante–To Your Health Newsletter. Merci beaucoup!

Chef Jocelyn’s Culinary Story

Born & raised in San Francisco, California – I was influenced by my mother’s passion & discipline for traditional yet broad Asian-fusion home cooking made from scratch with fresh produce & unprocessed foods. As my father ran his business in San Francisco’s Italian North Beach District, my mother worked 2 part-time jobs in S.F.’s Union Square & Chinatown. In between her jobs, she would come home & prepare complete elaborate dinners for our very large family, including my grandfather! Being the “Cinderella” of the household, I took responsibility of household chores to relieve my mother and oftentimes prepped & cooked family dinners per her instructions & techniques. Immersed in San Francisco’s diversity of cultures, we enjoyed & learned appreciation of cuisines from all over the world.

Cooking overseas

I lived overseas for many years and cooked with amazing local cooks & chefs in Nepal, India, Singapore, Hawaii, and Thailand. In Nepal, I opened & operated a health food restaurant-juice bar-bakery serving foreign consulates, mountain trekkers & tourists, WHO team members, Peace Corps workers, and diplomats…international airlines inflight magazines and travel guide publications wrote raving reviews on this establishment.

Back in California

In Marin County, California I founded and operated 2 full service Fine Dining Japanese Cuisine Restaurants serving celebrities, rock stars, politicians & renowned dignitaries whilst earning 4 out of 4 stars & glowing accolades by San Francisco’s restaurant critics. Food safety always in the forefront, I wrote the first restaurant-retail HACCP plan validated by MCED.

Chef Jocelyn’s company: Gourmet Rail Services

Later, my company Gourmet Rail Services, contracted with Amtrak California for 14 years as its exclusive preferred caterer-general services vendor earning high ratings & mentions by critics for fresh & restaurant quality food. I am now a freelance Culinary Development-Quality Assurance-Nutrition Value Analyst proudly working with San Francisco’s artisan gourmet food companies.

For complete details of my professional highlights, please visit LinkedIn at:



It’s Your Life Magazine

June 11, 2015

It's Your LIfe March 2015

It’s Your Life Magazine

by Joyce Wheeler – Publisher

This is a new magazine published by my new friend in health, Joyce Wheeler. It is loaded with great and informative article on all sorts of health-related issues and well as gardening tips and recipes. You might even find one of my essay or recipe in there once in a while. Enjoy! Chef Alain.

It’s Your Life Magazine is a digital, natural living, magazine whose focus is to aid others in living a healthier life naturally.

It's Your LIfe June  2015 There are two columns: one for asking Dr Jennifer Weinberg MD, MPH, MBE health questions you would like to deal with naturally. Ask the gardener is the second column by Mary Smith of Mary’s Heirloom Seeds who has taught adults and children alike how to use organic gardening methods.

Sign up on our updates page to learn when new issues are released, receive one unique article bi-monthly on a natural living topic such as a specific herb, its benefits, and how you can use it. Coming soon is Blog Talk Radio and those on the list will receive notices of upcoming shows. If you are a natural living writer and would like to contribute to our magazine we would love to have you.

You can get more information on all these topics and more by visiting our site at

In Health,

Joyce Wheeler

DiabeTV – Inspiring your life

December 19, 2014

DiabeTV Logo

My newest favorite site, DiabeTV is a virtual place conceived to inspire, educate and inform diabetic people on ways to improve their lifestyle. Through scientific information and practical tips they hope to convince you that diabetes is not an obstacle to enjoy a healthy, long lasting, and productive life. 

Better yet, they feature my recipes, posting one new recipe every week.

Contributors page:

Chef Alain’s  recipes:

All my recipes are offered in three languages.

For the main site in English, Spanish and Portuguese, follow these links:


English blog:



Thank you for your interest in my work and Bon Appetit!

Chef Alain

Fight Against GMOs by David Blair

April 24, 2014

GMO Veggies

This website by David Blair has an amazing amount of information regarding GMOs.

I highly recommend you go visit it once in a while HERE

What does GMO mean? Genetically Modified Organism is the most common usage. The acronyms GEO (Genetically Engineered Organism) or simply GM or GE are also used. Genetic modification of food is not new. For centuries, food crops and animals have been altered through selective breeding, the scope for exchanging genetic material is much wider using genetic engineering.

In theory, genetic engineering allows genetic material to be transferred between any organism, including between plants and animals. For example, the gene from a fish that lives in very cold seas has been inserted into a strawberry, allowing the fruit to be frost-tolerant. Fascinating. But more so, it’s scary. The most common genetically modified (GM) organisms are crop plants.

Right now, we have the choice to avoid GMOs . We can choose organic products, which, by law, are required to be grown and processed without the use of GMOs. We also have the right to know what we are eating, and the right to make informed choices about what we eat. This website acts as a clearinghouse and brings you as much information as we can find to this single, convenient location. Email us if you find other sources we have missed.


Chef Alain

Gluten Free World and TV

January 17, 2013

Hello Gluten-Free Friends.

I am impressed by what my new GF friend Mara Alexander is doing on Gluten Free World TV.

She does interviews, write articles and has a very well put together TV blog.

Check it out at:

Mara Alexander

Asperger’s Rhymes with Bass Burgers

January 15, 2013

To all my Autism connections and friends. Check out Rhonda Spellman’s new book Asperger’s Rhymes with Bass Burgers, a collection of stories shared by her son Oliver about his brother Tanner.

You can find it HERE. Enjoy!

Chef Alain

Living the Gluten-Free Lifestyle with Becky Rider

December 20, 2012

Backy Rider @ Gluten Free Life

My new GF friend, Becky Rider, is the lady behind the very helpful website Living Gluten Free:

She offers a lot of common sense advices, suggestions and recipes. I highly recommend a visit to my new friend Becky.

Chef Alain Braux



The Horse Boy Foundation

July 12, 2012

My newest friend are Iliane, Rupert and Cisco at the Horse Boy Foundation.

The Horse Boy Foundation Intro

If you haven’t heard about it yet, they made the movie: The Horse Boy

More about the Horse Boy movie here:

The Horse Boy Film

Bring the healing effects of horses to autism families

Our non-profit has existed since 2007 with a simple mission to bring the healing effects of horses, nature and supportive community to autism families free of charge.


Check out my new web site: Healthy Chef Recipes

October 13, 2011

If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out my new website Healthy French Recipes and have lots of fun with it.

A Votre Sante

Chef Alain Braux

My Favorite Italian Sculptor: Benini. His Art, his Ranch and his Espresso

June 20, 2011

I love to visit Benini’s Scupture Ranch every once in a while to see what new fascinating art has sprouted from the Hill Country earth. It’s a site to know and visit as soon as you read this.

I have been invited at Lorraine Benini‘s Arts Encounters as a speaker and love to see what she kind of artistic surprise she has for us.

The Benini  Galleries and Sculpture Ranch is located in the Texas Hill Country, six miles west of Johnson City, about an hour’s drive from Austin and from San Antonio. The project is open for visitations from ten to six Friday, Saturday and Sunday.. We do live and work on the ranch so if you are travelling or need to check another day, call us..

Originally established in Central Florida in 1978 as Benini’s studio, this fine arts project has evolved into a facility that includes a 14,000 sq.ft. Studios Building with a fine arts library, exhibit galleries featuring 40 years of Benini’s paintings, and guest Italian artists, as well as the Sculpture Ranch on the surrounding 140 acres.


Books and Novels to Read

May 3, 2011

Our good friend Terry is helping all of us self-published authors by posting our books on his web site for additional exposure.Thank you very much Terry for all you do for all of us independent authors. Alain

Books and Novels to Read. New and aspiring authors are largely ignored by publishers because the industry wants a sure thing, an established author or some sort of celebrity. So, many authors go down the self-published route and then their problem is getting the book seen by the reading public.
This website is to give FREE ADVERTISING to the many thousands of emerging authors. There are so many good books out there that you wouldn’t normally get the chance to read if it were not for the internet. Give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised.

For my Canadian friends:

April 20, 2011

Pour mes amis Francais du Canada – bonjour tout le monde – voici mon site prefere de bonne sante dans votre beau pays. A voir ici:

A Votre Sante et a bientot.

Chef Alain Braux

For my Canadian friends – hello everyone – here’s my favorite health site in your beautiful country. Check it out at:

To Your Health and see you soon.

Chef Alain Braux

CranioSacral Therapy at Lifequest Wellness Center

February 21, 2011

Marie-Pierre is my favorite CranioSacral therapist in Austin. If you need for you or your children, she’s the person to see. Tell her I sent you. Alain

CranioSacral Therapy for ADHD and Austism: CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has been proven to be one of the helpful alternative therapy for anyone with ADHD and autistic children. It uses gentle hands-on touch to decrease counteract stress and strain on central nervous system.

To learn more visit us at:

contact us at 512-796-1500 or

Marie-Pierre is a Licensed Massage Therapist with life long quest for health and fitness and as an athlete was two time French National Champion in swimming.  She continued her pursuit of health and fitness by completing degrees and certification in coaching and personal training in both France and the United States.

Marie-Pierre has trained with the Upledger Institute for Cranial Sacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage.  She is a graduate of Texas Healing Arts Institute and holds a degree in Massage Therapy.  She is a certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Life Coach.  Marie-Pierre integrates the experience of this life long quest for health and fitness into each of her sessions and encourages clients to take an active spiritual and physical role in their own health.

Marie-Pierre, LMT

Lifequest Wellness Center

4422 Pack Saddle Pass. Austin, Tx 78745


Food Blog: Check out Diet-Blog and

October 11, 2010

Ted Kallmeyer has a wonderful blog called at

and an in-depth web site which analyzes different diet called at

If you’re interested in an unbiased critique of different diets, this is the place you should go to. I do.

Chef Alain Braux

Edible Austin Magazine

December 7, 2009

This is my favorite food magazine when it comes to local food events, farmers, markets, recipes and all things food-related in and around Austin.

Marla Camp, Edible Austin Publisher is a woman full of passion for food and especially LOCAL FOOD.

Without her, Austin would not be as exciting food-wise. Thank you Marla for your support of all things local, including me ;-)

Alain A distributor for self-published authors only

December 1, 2009

I have recently found this great little company that distributes self-published authors only.

Check them out at

Good luck to you if you are a self-published author.


Clayton College of Natural Health

October 23, 2009

This is the school where I received my B.S. in Holistic Nutrition a few years ago. They are a group of people very dedicated to the advance of Naturopathy which can be defined as ‘being close to or benefiting from nature’.

They offer a wide range of natural healing classes and degrees such as B.S., M.S., and Ed.D., degrees in Natural Health, Holistic Nutrition, and Holistic Health and Wellness. Certificate programs for students interested in the healing power of herbs, iridology theory and practice, holistic care for companion animals, and natural wellness studies are also available.

I highly recommend that school. Check it out if you’re interested in alternative medicine.

A Votre Sante, Alain Braux

The Weston A. Price Foundation

October 23, 2009

Dr. Sally Fallon Morell has been working relentlessly for years to open our eyes on the effects of industrialized food on our health.

If you saw the documentary Food, Inc and if you are interested in how our food is processed in this country, I highly encourage you to go vsiti Dr. Fallon’s site.

A Votre Sante, Alain Braux

My Favorite Sugar Lady :-)

October 23, 2009

Dr. Nancy Appleton is an amazing lady. She was one of the first one to expose the devil in the sweetness we eat daily. Not only she pointed out how, due to the spread of industrialized foods, we ingest an average of 200 pounds of assorted sweeteners daily, she also explained the negative effect of sweeteners on our health in her seminal book “Lick the Sugar Habit”, “Suicide by Sugar” and more.

I highly recommend you read this lady’s daily writings at:

Stay sweet but not too sweet. A Votre Sante, Alain Braux

ARTS, Graphic Cartoons and Sculptures

October 23, 2009

Oleg and I go back 7 years when I had the opportunity to visit Lviv in Ukraine.

2003 The HandI fell in love with his graphic and sculpture work.

He was already internationally known besides the US. I offered him to be his agent and to help him publish his first Nort American book: The Hand. We did in 2003. He since moved to Montreal and is a well known art teacher and artist there. I am very happy for his success on this continent. I own a few of his pieces in my own little museum at home.

Thank you Oleg for your witty and amazing work.