Chef John Nowakowski began his culinary career in 1978 at age 21, and at the age of 24 became the youngest Executive Chef for all of Marriott’s hotels and resorts. He began his healthy cooking career at Pi’s Place Restaurant in Miami. His Heart Healthy menu showed thousands of guests how delicious healthy food can taste. Pi’s Place went on to win the Best Restaurant award in downtown Miami in successive years. For several decades, John served as the Executive Chef and health lecturer at the Regency Health Spa in Hollywood, Florida. His healthy vegan fare has been enjoyed by thousands of guests who have lost weight and learned how to apply the hygienic lifestyle upon their return home. John currently offers Chef John’s Now-A-Kowski’s Healthy Beach Retreats at the Sea Downs and Bouganvillea Hotels in Hollywood, Florida.