Farah Mihoubi, Culinary Educator

Farah Mihoubi is the founder of 360 Degree Mind & Body Wellness Consulting, LLC.  A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, she also has an M.S. from the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Farah is a twenty-year self-taught cook, and lifelong “foodie” who has prepared and tested recipes from all cuisines by the hundreds for over two decades, rarely preparing the same meal twice!  She has worked on a cookbook which is almost ready for press, has been a Cooking School Assistant for Cook’s Warehouse in Atlanta, and is putting together a product/service which will simplify cooking for all cooks, especially time-strapped or beginner cooks.  A lifelong advocate of healthy eating and healthy living, she teaches classes to individuals and groups on creative cooking skills, helping beginner to intermediate cooks learn a myriad of ways of preparing meals more easily and in healthier ways (using fresh ingredients and without unnecessary preservatives and unhealthy ingredients).  Her classes are designed to be fun and engaging, and where participants leave having had a great time laughing and learning.

She has taught lively workshops for two years to both adults and young adults on other healthy life skills at a variety of settings in the Atlanta area, imparting complex concepts to various audiences with ease.  Previously, she spent a number of years writing, researching and creating innovative curriculum for future managers at a top-tier business school (some of which have also been used at other business schools around the country, including UCLA, Cornell, the University of Michigan, and the University of Virginia).  In her process of writing the curriculum, she was able to imbue some of it with a decidedly socially-responsible and ethics-based slant.  She is especially proud of a chapter she co-authored in Leading with Values:  Positivity, Virtue and High Performance (Hess and Cameron, Cambridge University Press, 2006).  This text has been sold in the U.S. and in Europe and Asia, and inspires leaders by profiling executives from well-known successful companies who uphold principles of ethical leadership, and who “do well by doing good.”

Farah has also worked in the non-profit world, in the field of financial literacy and consumer education.  From Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen, to her volunteer work with WSB-TV’s Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center, to her work with NeighborWorks America to help smaller communities in Georgia become more financially-savvy homeowners, Farah was able to realize that educating others would be her life’s calling and one true passion.

Finally, Farah comes from a long line of healers, not the least of which is her visionary grandfather, a courageous entrepreneur who created an herbal healthcare company in the 1920’s, long before the concept was even widely known or popularized.  Many of her family members have followed their own paths in the medical, wellness and healing fields, and she feels honored to be able to continue in this tradition.

Farah lives in Atlanta and is the mother of a very talented 19-year old son, Zack, who is a sophomore at UGA.  In her free time, she loves sparking her creative mind with new activities, or arts and crafts projects of various kinds, and loves trying or learning anything she hasn’t yet experienced.