Classically trained chef, podcast host, plant-based certified, advocate for women’s health, and overcoming a battle with endometriosis only begins to describe Bailey Ruskus.

Bailey Ruskus, also known as Chef Bai, was classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco. Not one to leave any stone unturned, Chef Bai uses her culinary expertise to create rich flavors with clean, nourishing ingredients.

Chef Bai is an advocate for people with chronic health ailments, animal welfare and the environment. Her own plant-based journey started with her desire to heal her chronic pain from an 18-year battle with endometriosis after exhausting all other options.

She furthered her studies with a certification in plant-based nutrition from T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a certified Health Coach from Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Reaching the Masses

Bailey now hosts virtual cooking classes in her online membership, hosts corporate wellness programs around the globe, develops recipes for brands and works one on one with individuals and families looking to heal through food.

Last year she and her husband Steve taught over 20,000 people live in their corporate wellness program about the healing power of food. She cooks for, and coaches, top executives, professional athletes, and helps everyday people heal from chronic illness through good food, food knowledge and a healthy mindset.

Her podcast, The Plant Remedy, features interviews on plant-based living with world renowned chefs, doctors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and more. 

Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!, her first cookbook with over 70 recipes to kickstart your plant-based journey, became an #1 Amazon best-seller in 2021.

Chef Bai lives in San Diego, California.

Episode Highlights

02:00                     Life in culinary school packs on the pounds

4:00                       Endometriosis is the game changer

07:00                     Estrogen is in so many foods…and causes health problems

09:50                     From butcher to vegan … why?

13:00                     Body odor minimizes by going vegan (and other big changes)

15:40                     The addiction of various foods

20:40                     A culture obsessed with dieting is killing us

25:50                     The exhaustion that comes with fighting for women’s rights

30:00                     First steps to transitioning to plant-based


Find Chef Bai

Cook. Heal. Go Vegan Book    

Chef Bai Website

Plant Remedy Podcast