Penni Royston

Chef Penni is the wife of her high school sweetheart and best friend of 27 years, a mother of three beautiful young women, and a grandmother to two grandchildren (one of which is in heaven). Penni is also a recent graduate of the Nutrition Therapy Institute through which she has gained her certification as a Natural Foods Chef. God’s Garden of Eden is her inspiration. Now it is her mission to help educate others about eating healthy with the delicious and colorful bounty nature provides. Her culinary journey started in Fort Worth, Texas, where she enrolled at the Culinary School of Fort Worth in the Chef Pro I class. Hell's Kitchen 2010 winner, Chef Nona Sivley, was her chef instructor who taught her how to survive in a commercial kitchen! Her husband’s employer then transferred their family to Denver in 2009 but her passion in the culinary industry grew fonder. In the fall of 2010 Penni enrolled in a Nutrition Class at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Colorado. That class led to a further pursuit in healthy living and eating lifestyles. Once again she transferred to the Nutrition Therapy Institute and studied under Chef Lynda Lacher, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate. This was an intensive nutrition based program which is exactly what Penni was looking for. Penni's journey has now led her to open her own shop called Nature's Table Cooking School. Here is where she is able to share her passion of teaching others how to cook with whole, natural foods.