Amy Murphy to host June Cook Demo at Piedmont Newnan Cancer Wellness

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Amy Murphy, local restauranteur and chef, who started her culinary career 15 years ago, will host a cooking demo at the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Thursday, June 27.

Cancer Wellness, located on the third floor of the Piedmont Medical Plaza next to the hospital, offers free support services and programs such as yoga, cooking demonstrations, expressive art classes and counseling to anyone affected by cancer, regardless of whether or not he or she is a Piedmont patient.

Amy’s first ventures included The Alamo in 2004 and Fabiano’s Pizza in 2007, both located in historic downtown Newnan. Both businesses are still thriving. Over the years, there have been other restaurants in other cities she has owned and operated.

In 2008, Amy was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer at only 35 years old. As she geared up for the fight of her life, she decided to slow down and only keep the two restaurants in Newnan. Amy sought treatment from Vasileios Assikis, M.D., oncologist at Piedmont Cancer Institute, in her hometown of Newnan. After a year of treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries, the hard part was over.

In 2014, Amy was ready for another challenge, and along with her partner and partner’s family, opened up Meat n Greet, a craft burger restaurant in downtown Newnan that takes the familiar burger and puts a modern culinary twist on it.

“Cooking is a way for me to express my creative side by exploring unexpected flavor combinations and concepting dishes,” said Amy. “It is also a great way for me to unwind and relax!”

This year, Amy celebrates 10 years cancer free.

For her June cooking demonstration, Amy will demonstrate how to make the Impossible™ Burger, a popular plant-based burger made from plants, without any meat, that consists of simple ingredients, including soy protein, coconut oil and potato protein. In addition to being vegan and gluten free, it is also completely free of antibiotics, hormones and other artificial ingredients.

Anyone affected by cancer, regardless of whether or not he or she is a Piedmont patient, is invited to join us for her cooking demonstration on June 27, in Piedmont Newnan’s Cancer Wellness Center. To reserve your space, please call 770-400-4120 to register at least 48 hours in advance. For more information about Piedmont Cancer Wellness, including a monthly program calendar, visit piedmontcancerwellness.org.

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