“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
Everywhere in God’s word, you can find references to health and wellness, both spiritually and physically. Started in 2016 as a social media page, Camp Cuisine aims to educate everyone about the wholesome, tasty benefits of healthy cooking and living according to God’s plan. Some of our projects include the Natures Nest Health Food Store, “Home Cooking with Chef Miguel Larcher” (an online vegan cooking show), and other community-based outreaches.
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“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
We take a wholistic, biblical approach to health.
Home Cooking with Chef Miguel Larcher
Want to learn how to cook healthy, easily? How about learning how to cook vegan food that not only tastes good, but is good for you? Well, you’re at home here, because our online cooking show will show you everything you need to know about cooking healthily, and more! Watch on YouTube or Facebook.
Farmers Market, and more!
Camp Cuisine is a regular contributor to the Grayling Farmers Market, and is also hosts one-on-one cooking classes at the Camp Au Sable kitchen. We are committed to our mission of helping people learn how to cook with a healthy, wholistic, biblical approach. Contact us for more information!
We are a dedicated band of people committed to spreading the Gospel and healthy principals, and helping grow the Camp Cuisine Community. Learn more about us below!
Manager at Nature’s Nest, Chef, Executive Producer
Chef Miguel was born in Fort De France, Martinique. He studied to be a chef in Martinique and France. He took a special course in France to learn vegetarian cuisine. He has served in many restaurants and universities throughout France, Germany & the United States. Prior to coming to Michigan, he was owner of The Garden Grill Cafe, a very famous vegan restaurant in Wichita, Kansas.
He has conducted numerous cooking classes all over the United States & abroad, including South Africa, and Botswana. Chef Miguel is often found encouraging and praying with a brother or sister in need. If he sees someone sick, he loves to make herbal teas to aid in their recovery. Miguel is married to Nadine and together they have two beautiful children, Emmanuel and Hadassah.
As a health professional and a minister, Pastor Robert Benson is passionate about physical and spiritual health. He started his career in California as a physical therapist However, feeling the call to pastoral ministry, he set aside his personal career and dedicated his further career to God’s leading. Currently, he ministers to the Cadillac 13th Street, Manton, and Mesick Seventh-day Adventist Churches.
Together with his wife Elsena, Robert has two sons and one daughter. They enjoy traveling, skiing, cycling, and being in nature, God’s “second book”.
Assistant Host, Cooking Student
Emily Graham grew up in central Michigan and currently teaches grades K-8 at Grayling Seventh-day Adventist School. She is working on a Master’s degree in Reading Science and enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her Australian Shepherd, Baylor. As a child, Emily loved making bread with her mom and still enjoys getting her hands in the food she’s cooking. Her favorite place, however, isn’t the kitchen; it’s the outdoors. Do you think Chef Miguel will teach her some good recipes for camping?
Associate Producer, Production Director
Samuel Girven is a writer and photographer from Lake City, Michigan. He has served as the Assistant Communications Secretary of the Cadillac Seventh-day Adventist Church since 2019, and works with the Michigan Conference and Lake Union Herald as a contributing writer and photographer. As a writer, Samuel believes that everybody has a story to tell. As a producer, he works to make that story come alive on the screen.
Health Consultant and Presenter
Nadine Larcher has been a registered nurse for 25 years. Her nursing experience has been in lifestyle medicine, medical-surgical, home health, labor and delivery, outpatient surgery and the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).
She is presently enrolled in a doctorate level nurse practitioner program and plans to graduate in August 2022. She has a passion for lifestyle medicine. My plans are to practice as a primary care provider with a special focus in lifestyle medicine.
Miguel and Nadine have been married 22 wonderful years and have two beautiful children (Emmanuel & Hadassah). She enjoys challenging workouts, walking, hiking, visiting waterfalls, going to church, and spending time with Jesus!
Daniel grew up in Northern Michigan, and has been working with audio-visual equipment for many years. He’s known for his corny jokes and humorous personality. Daniel enjoys kayaking, camping, and being in the great outdoors.
Alexander is from Howell, Michigan, and has a passion for using technology to spread the gospel message. He’s been involved in many projects across Michigan and the Lake Union. More recently, he was named the Vice President of Logistics for MI Youth Retreat, and the Public Relations Director of his school’s student association.