Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives and a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. Darshana grew up cooking alongside her mother and aunts in her native India, and today, draws inspiration from cuisines from around the world. She's known for her hearty and distinctly flavorful creations, which draw inspiration from a wide range of ethnic traditions. Chef Darshana was the recipe author of Forks Over Knives Family and a lead recipe contributor for the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives--The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Chef Darshana has catered numerous events, served as a private chef and regularly holds individual and group cooking classes.