Healthy Education Coordinator, University of Illinois at Chicago
Born and raised in the McKinley Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside, Douglas Lammie is a Registered Dietitian and classically trained chef with over 9 years of professional cooking experience in a number of Chicago’s well-known and respected restaurants.
Currently, Douglas is a Health Education Coordinator at the University of Illinois–Chicago’s SNAP-Education Program, The Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion. Douglas works to develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate nutrition education in low-income neighborhoods throughout Chicago using community-based interventions designed to improve nutrition knowledge, reduce health disparities and lower the risk of chronic diseases. Douglas also works as a Chef Instructor/Consulting Dietitian for his favorite non-profit, Common Threads, and well a Consulting Dietitian for the California-based restaurant group, LYFE Kitchen.
Douglas holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Dominican University and is pursuing his Master’s in Public Health & Health Policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago
When Douglas is not at the Green City Market, you can find him watching way too many White Sox games, eating fried chicken, or spending time with golden retriever named Toby.
What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market?
When I was working as a Sous Chef in 2008, I was responsible for procuring produce from Mick Klug, Genesis and Green Acre farms every Wednesday and Saturday. Since then, I’ve gotten to know many of the farmers on a personal level. After moving to work at UIC, I wanted to find a way to remain engaged with the market, while promoting local and sustainable agriculture.
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM?
Al’s Fried Cheese Curds from Nordic Creamery (just don’t tell him I said that).
What’s your favorite Jr. Board event?
Meet the Market. This year, we did one at Sportsman Club with Jared from Nomad Food Company slanging pizzas while enjoying the patio on a beautiful Thursday evening in September. How can you beat that?