Samantha Carrie johnson
Samantha Carrie Johnson lives by the words “Eat Real or Die ®.” She is the owner of Terra 2 Table LLC, a plant-based hospitality company that advocates an empowering whole food dietary philosophy, enabling eaters to transition from consuming animal proteins and processed food to less meat. A clean plant-based diet that naturally aligns with optimal health goals, mindfulness and ecological sustainability.
In her youth, Samantha was raised in a household that promoted an uncomplicated approach to wellness. She was fed nourishing home-cooked “real food” meals and herbal remedies for healing. That wholesome-whole foods foundation is what helped Samantha heal from a brain tumor and what became the foundation of her will to live her best life and be a walking example of the power of positivity.
As a member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) she became a Pennsylvania State Champion of Landscape and Nursery Design, was later to be crowned Miss Pennsylvania USA within the Miss Universe Organization and opened her first restaurant SOUL at twenty-three. In her hometown, Samantha has had the privilege to work under James Beard Winner Stephen Starr, Chefs Kevin Sbraga Winner of Top Chef Season 7, Shola Olunyolo of Studio Kitchen as well as her own restauranteur mother Angie Brown.
Certified in Plant-based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Samantha shows clients first hand how to heal and thrive by cultivating their own food, being creative in the kitchen with seasonal plant-based ingredients and how to maintain an eco-sustainable household. This instruction encourages mindful habits, smarter food purchases and gives way to lasting holistic wellness.
She is a contributing writer and on-air personality covering the ever-evolving world of food culture, beauty and policy. She has been featured in Glamour Magazine for her unconventional kitchen style as well as NBC, MTV, OWN, Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel.
As a culinary ambassador to the School District of Philadelphia and Department of Public Health, Samantha has worked diligently to inspire youth and underserved populations to follow an ethos of positive mental, emotional and physical health and pursue careers where they have the platform to change culture.
In the Fall of 2016 she took a break from her career to work full time in Pennsylvania as an Organizer for Next Gen America during the Presidential Election in the declaration of Climate Change Awareness, Women's Rights and Equality.
Samantha received her BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, is Certified in Ashtanga Yoga from Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in India, a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier International and resides in Los Angeles, California.
“THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE IS TO SERVE, AND TO SHOW COMPASSION AND THE WILL TO HELP OTHERS.”