Cassie Tolman


Cassie is a holistic nutrition educator for The Wellness Wheel for Life program at Desert Garden Montessori. Cassie’s skill and experience in the kitchen are mixed with a heaping dose of imagination and an appetite for new flavors. She is a graduate of the Chef’s Training Program at The Natural Gourmet Institute, NYC and is currently working towards her Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Many years ago, Cassie helped begin the organic lunch program at DGM. Later she founded and operated Pomegranate Café, an organic plant-based eatery in Phoenix, for over a decade. Cassie’s passion for cooking and teaching is rooted in a desire to empower people of all ages to live a vibrant life while creating a healthier earth and a sustainable future.