Calyce [kah LIKE ee] Magee has been vegan since 2011 and vegetarian since 2005. She holds a Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator (VLCE) certification from Main Street Vegan Academy in New York City. Calyce is a co-founder and chef at Plant Based Events Delaware, a demonstration cooking project in the Philadelphia area focused on multi-course gourmet meals based in whole foods. She and her vegan spouse Jamie have two teens with food allergies, which has given her years of experience with various plant based ingredient substitutions for picky eaters.
She personally follows a whole food plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle, but occasionally enjoys vegan chocolate and cheeses, baked goods, and an occasional vegan Philly "Cheesesteak"! Her favorite cuisine categories include French, Middle Eastern, Indian, Mexican, Sushi, and Thai. She and her spouse are on track to have dined at every vegan restaurant in the greater Philadelphia area.
In addition to cooking, she and Jamie are avid backyard vegetable gardeners and grow a lot of their own food in season. Calyce and her family volunteer with local animal rescues, and have two rescued dogs of their own, who are also on a vegan diet.
She holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston University. Outside of vegan lifestyle consulting, Calyce is a university administrator and has held previous careers as a yoga instructor, a paraprofessional grade school teacher, and a software consultant in the Boston and DC areas. She also enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, as well as bicycling and long-boarding around her town. She was born in Texas and spent her middle and high school years in southern California, where she used to save up her lunch money to secretly binge on boxes of Twinkies and sneak out to In & Out Burger.