Services:  Employee Benefits
Type:  Press Releases
Boston, MA- October 9, 2013 – National employee benefits specialist Marsh & McLennan Agency has teamed up with Vitasoy and Glam Foods to coordinate a three part healthy cooking series for Vitasoy employees.Faced with separate goals of promoting healthy living, bolstering company morale, and marketing their products to their employees, the Vitasoy HR team paired with Marsh & McLennan Agency to create a culinary bootcamp to inspire employees in the art of healthy cooking. Award winning chef and celebrated ‘food coach’ Chef German Lam has been brought in to lead the three part series.  The cutting edge culinary presentations use cooking to build teamwork and promote ‘clean’ eating at work and home.Chef Lam promotes ‘free style cooking’, which allows for improvisation and healthy meals even when there is little time to prepare. Embracing the flavors and changing in and out a few key ingredients, students learn the confidence and skills they need to prepare healthy meals continuously, beyond the recipes learned in class.This program is a fine example of how management teams are thinking outside the box, making the investment to empower individuals and teams to embrace clean eating and healthy cooking. To quote Chef Lam, “Cleaning the heart with clean food” and “Fueling the Ferrari” are just ways he teaches students on how to fuel up for a healthy lifestyle at the work place and home.Human Resources Director, Annemarie Abdo, says feedback from the employee base has been great.  “This is an excellent series to teach our employees the importance of healthy eating with dynamic recipes that inspire employees to think out of the box with their cooking skills. “

For more information on Vitasoy products, visit For information on Chef Lam, visit For information on wellness services through Marsh & McLennan Agency, visit or call 617-587-2300.

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh, was established in 2008 to meet the needs of midsize businesses in the U.S. MMA operates independently from Marsh to offer commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to clients across the U.S.

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Vitasoy USA welcomed Chef German Lam for a three part Culinary cooking experience. Faced with the dilemma of employees not familiar with tofu and the need for healthy eating alternatives, Vitasoy turned to German Lam for assistance. Annemarie Abdo, Director of Human Resources stated “Chef Lam was able to transform his enthusiasm for cooking and passion for life into everyday cooking. After the first class, employees couldn’t wait to try out their new recipes on their families.” This was truly a successful event.

Annemarie Abdo, SPH                                                                                                                         Human Resources Director Vitasoy USAVitasoy Sept 2013

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This entry was posted on September 19, 2013 by Tom Richard Gym Source

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Our Trainer Spotlight series features fitness professionals we admire who make a dramatic difference in their client’s lives – and we are very excited to introduce Chef German Lam. Chef Lam is an award-winning chef and celebrated ‘food coach’ to many fitness enthusiasts. He is the founder and CEO of Glam Foods, LLC in Massachusetts. His unique combination of expertise in the culinary arts and nutrition create a one-of-a-kind experience for his clients.

“Nobody else does what I do,” explains Chef Lam. “My mission is to empower individuals to create a delicious, healthy lifestyle for themselves, their families and their friends. I have worked in five-star restaurants so I can show people how to plan, shop and prepare absolutely delicious healthy food. I don’t just offer a series of recipes, I offer a whole new way of thinking about food.”

Chef Lam graduated in 1986 from Newbury College with a degree in culinary arts and completed the prestigious American Culinary Federation Les Dames d’Escoffier apprenticeship program in 1990. He worked in 5-Star Boston and Cleveland Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Harvard Club of Boston and Chatham Bars Inn. Additionally, he was executive chef at Mirabelle Restaurant located on Boston’s trendy Newbury Street and the Needham Sheraton Hotel. He has also served as the Executive Sous Chef at Marias Restaurant and Chef de Cuisine at the Charles Hotel.

Chef Lam’s transition from Top Chef to food coach was a very personal journey inspired by his family. “When I had children I realized how important a healthy lifestyle is,” Lam says. “I want to be able to teach my family how to cook and eat well. Just like you want to raise children with discipline and structure – you should also give them the tools to prepare great food.”

Chef Lam passes this philosophy on to his clients. “Cooking forms a very personal connection with people. I encourage my clients to cook with their families and friends. You can take a dish from almost any cuisine and create a healthy version of that dish. That’s what people should share with each other.”

Many of Chef Lam’s clients are fitness enthusiasts and enjoy working out, but may not know as much about fueling their body with great food. He shows them how to control food just as they control their workout. Adding healthy clean eating to their training creates long-term results. “People are impatient and want a quick fix,” suggests Lam. “That’s not what I do. I encourage my clients to take a long view of this eating great food. Healthy cooking is just like exercise, it’s a skill that keeps you well. If you commit to it 100%, you’ll find you’ll be able to take any goal and dominate it!”

Chef Lam promotes “free style cooking,” which allows for improvisation and healthy meals even when there is little time to get dinner on the table. He shows people how to combine the luxury of the Ritz with the convenience of McDonald’s. “I tell my clients they can cook twice a week and be done,” continues Lam. “Once I have given them the confidence and skills they need to prepare healthy food, they see how easy it can be – and the results speak for themselves!”

This entry was posted in Trainer Spotlight and tagged German Lam, Glam Foods on September 19, 2013 by Tom Richard Gym Source.