Donald Lemperle: Chef Goes Plant Based to Confront Cancer; Opens Vegan VegeNation Restaurant in Las Vegas, More
A visit to the doctor’s office changed Donald Lemperle’s life. With over 30 years as a chef and now restaurant owner, he has cooked in some of the best eating establishments in New York and beyond. About nine years ago he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. It is a form of bone marrow cancer. After hearing the news, Chef Donald went in a new direction. He changed his entire diet by only eating things that are plant based. He also decided to change his work environment. In April of 2015, Chef Donald opened a vegan themed restaurant VegeNation in downtown Las Vegas. The healthy food establishment has received numerous accolades since opening. Last year, Las Vegas Weekly said it was the best vegan food in the entertainment capital of the world. It is one thing to change a diet to improve your health. It is another to completely immerse yourself in a plant based lifestyle as your profession. His story shows us how one experience can change your life for the better.