Ayindé Howell is an entrepreneur, executive vegan chef and founder of ieatgrass.com Howell, was born in Tacoma, Washington. He is a lifelong vegan who started practicing yoga with his family at the age of ten. He has a background in a variety of vegan fare covering soul food, raw, and new American. It was in Seattle, where he got his start as co-owner of Hillside Quickies Vegan Sandwich Shop, an offshoot of the family business. HQVSS became a popular lunch spot know for blasting hip hop during the crowded rushes and being frequented by notable industry clients like The Roots, Saul Williams, Common, Blackalicious and the Erykah Badu when their respective tours came through town. Currently Ayindé is a executive chef and green entrepreneur consultant in New York City, NY, while studying acting under William Esper at the William Esper Studio for Acting. He has appeared in a number of independent films including: “Urbanworld” “Waiting for Her” and “White Lies Black Sheep.” Ayindé is also a accomplished DJ/producer… Oh and he’s just a cool dude.