Sam Talbot
Montauk, New York

Twitter: @ChefSamTalbot
Instagram: chefsamtalbot

Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, NY-1

Chefs Boot Camp alum, July 2012
Areas of interest: diabetes, nutrition standards, sustainable seafoo

"My main goal is to make it easier for others living with diabetes to understand that they too can live a rich and fulfilling life."

Sam Talbot was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age and has made it his mission to improve the offerings of diabetic food so that it is more approachable and affordable for those diagnosed with the disease and struggling to enjoy food and eat healthfully. He partners with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the International Diabetes Federation. His work to bring awareness to diabetes and nutrition culminated with the release of his book The Sweet Life, full of all-natural recipes formulated for diabetics. He also collaborates with Waves for Water to improve water quality around the world, and is driven to reduce overfishing in our oceans by advocating for a more sustainable seafood industry.

Organization affiliations: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, International Diabetes Federation, Waves for Water, and Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch