Chef Virginia Willis is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author, famous Southern chef, television personality, content creator, motivational speaker, and social media influencer. Learn more…
Chef Weight Loss Success Story
Recently, her work has been inspired by her health journey and chef weight loss success story. Virginia has lost 65# and kept it off for 2 1/2 years. In 2023 she was featured in the AARP, the largest circulation magazine in the United States, was a guest on the Rachael Ray Show, and competed on Alex vs America!
I believe you can eat foods that are delicious – even sometimes indulgent and decadent – and still lose weight to become healthy and strong. Why drive yourself crazy with long lists of foods you cannot have? Eat the ding dang cake. My recipes are for real-life healthy eating and weight loss and still taste great.
I am a real life walking example that you can change your life. I am a 56 year old post menopausal female and I feel better than I have felt in my whole life. I lost weight and more importantly, gained health. It’s not just about body size, it’s about feeling good in your body, taking care of your body, and living your best life.
If French-trained, Southern chef can do it, you can, too. I want to inspire people! Progress is progress no matter how small. Don’t stop before you start. You can do it!
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Cooking with Virginia
Need some recipe inspo? Don’t know where or how to start your health journey? Looking for “Real Life Self-Care Guide with Recipes?” It’s more than a blog with pretty food shots. Cooking with Virginia is packed with her real life tips, cooking techniques, and good and good-for-you weight loss-friendly recipes for home cooks.
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Bon Appétit, Y’all!
Memorial Day Weekend Recipe Roundup
It’s Cookout Season! Memorial Day is the day we honor the men and women in the armed services that gave their lives for our
Virginia Shares Weight Loss Tips on the Rachael Ray Show
Chef Virginia Willis recently cooked up one of her favorite dishes on the Rachael Ray Show! She made her recipe for her popular Turkey
Alex vs America and Sauce Diable
SPOILER ALERT! What a week! Thanks so much to everyone for their encouragement and support for my appearance on the Season Premier of Alex
Watch Virginia compete on the Season Premier of Alex vs America
Chef Virginia Willis faces off in one of the fiercest culinary competitions on TV when she takes on fellow James-Beard Award-winning chefs on the
Loaded Creole Shrimp Nachos
Nachos are quick and easy, a great supper when you’re feeling lazy on the weekend or just want fun finger food. The trouble is
Carrot Snack Cake
Astonishing how many carrot cake fans I’ve met through my Lower Fat Layer Carrot Cake and weight loss journey being featured in AARP