“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~ Luciano Pavarotti

Susan photo July 2013

Susan Garth began her professional cooking career in Saratoga Springs, NY, in 1993. These days she works primarily with private clients, focusing on nutrient-dense foods woven into her deliciously creative menus.  She has been teaching cooking classes since 1995 and still has just as much fun with them today.

The Natural Kitchen’s happy clients include:

  • Kenny Loggins and family
  • Freddie Couples and family
  • Jon Stewart and family
  • Jeff Henley (CEO Oracle Software) and family
  • Lorin Beller’s Starfish Retreat

as well as busy couples and families, people challenging illnesses through diet and nutrition, and plenty of folks who just want to eat more “real food” but aren’t sure where to start.

Susan attended the Kushi Institute in Becket MA, in 1995, where she honed her knife skills and studied the art of macrobiotics – creating balance in the body through connecting with the natural world around us. She has been a recipe contributor and moderator for numerous nutrition/health websites throughout the early 2000’s and created her own recipe website,, based on helping relieve yeast overgrowth related symptoms naturally, in 2006.

She received her certification in Metabolic Typing in 2007, and served as the first chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, capital region NY, beginning around that same time.

She’s eaten her way with friends and family through regions of Italy, France, Greece, Great Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, plus three different stints living in The Big Apple and a total of nine years calling Santa Barbara, CA home.

Her most recent projects include working with the Four Seasons Natural Foods in Saratoga Springs NY during their expansion in 2014, owning and operating her own restaurant, DISH Bistro in Greenwich NY from 2010 – 2014 and launching the cafe at moomah, with Tracey Stewart, which opened its doors in TriBeCa, NYC, in May of 2008.