LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2015 //PRNewswire// — Since its release, Ellamarie Fortenbach’s Cooking with Ellamarie, Celebrities & Kids, has made major headway in the cooking world, attracting the attention of national television shows such as Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, and has now been named a finalist on Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards – winners to be announced June 2015. Foreword Reviews’ Heidi Lovy describes Cooking with Ellamarie as a “refreshing treat,” providing “playful, easy-to-tackle recipes that also encourage family bonding.” Cooking with Ellamarie introduces decadent meals and treats to its readers, and adds a unique spin by featuring celebrities and their families cooking the many recipes inside, highlighting the importance of family bonding. The book offers both healthy recipes and fun foods to be enjoyed in moderation. Pointing out the importance of children cooking with adult supervision, Ellamarie joins child celebrities cooking it up in the book.
Ellamarie Fortenbach not only brings families together through the creation of exquisite cuisine, but has also partnered with Kevin Sorbo’s Non-Profit A World Fit For Kids, donating fifty percent of the profits towards ensuring young people’s futures and encouraging healthier lives. Ellamarie is passionate towards educating our youth and promoting health and well-being. “Education is so important to me,” says Ellamarie. “I have three beautiful daughters, and teaching them how to be healthy and incorporate nutrition into their diets is a major role I play as their mother. Unfortunately, not every child has someone in their life to guide them and encourage healthy living. Partnering with Kevin Sorbo and A World Fit For Kids has allowed both me and the many famous faces featured in the book help children in need.”
Ellamarie and her featured celebrities, Eva LaRue, Michael Orland, Ed Begley, Rachelle Carson, Kenton Duty, Rick Ochoa, Ryan Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, Raymond Ochoa, Joey King, Hunter King, China McClain, Lauryn McClain, Sierra McClain, Jack McGee, Renee O’Connor, and Genevieve Goings will be meeting fans, signing books, and donating one hundred percent of her proceeds to A World Fit For Kids at The Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday April 4th at 2pm. This star studded event will be filled with family fun, love, and is sure to be an unforgettable day. Attendees will not only meet their favorite stars, but also have the opportunity to help a child in need through the purchase of Cooking with Ellamarie, Celebrities & Kids.
Chef Ellamarie and many of the celebrities featured in Cooking with Ellamarie, Celebrities & Kids are available to share the many recipes in the book, discuss the importance of family bonding time in the kitchen and how readers can give back to children in need.
About Ellamarie Fortenbach
Ellamarie Fortenbach is the founder of renowned Chez Le Petit Chef, a cooking school in San Carlos CA, focusing on child chefs. Her goal is to create a culinary learning experience for children in a safe and nurturing environment through a multitude of different projects.
Ellamarie grew up in a culinary home where family dinners were a priority. Her love of cooking started as a young girl in her grandparent’s restaurants. From the time she could walk, she was exposed to all of the family businesses. It was in her younger years that she developed the love of interacting with people, the art of pleasing, and the love of cooking. The kitchen has always been the heart and soul of her household and she is thrilled about being able to extend such an atmosphere to readers through Cooking with Ellamarie, Celebrities & Kids.
About A World Fit For Kids
A World Fit For Kids! (WFIT) is a leading provider of healthy behaviors and personal empowerment programming and training that result in a triple bottom line for young people: Obesity reduction, Increased graduation rates, and Work readiness / jobs. Since 1993, WFIT has positively impacted the lives of over 200,000 youth through its healthy behaviors and youth development programs in communities with some of the highest obesity rates and lowest high school graduation rates in Los Angeles. They work to ensure that young people develop the physical, mental and emotional fitness they need to succeed. WFIT’s distinctive mentoring model helps young people push beyond self-imposed limitations, refine existing skills and develop new ones. High school participants work with positive adult role models, discover their own strengths in leadership, and in turn, become active advocates, empowered leaders and healthy behaviors ambassadors who positively influence their peers, families, schools and communities. Their students are learning about healthy behaviors and quality physical activities, and our teens are equipped to graduate from high school ready for higher education, the workforce, and a healthy, prosperous future.