I am a committed and passionate vegan of over 20 years. After training as a chef in 1994 I started my catering career at the award winning vegetarian restaurant Terre a Terre. I have since worked in well known vegetarian establishments in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and have travelled extensively through Asia where I draw on Asian influences to create my own unique fusion cooking style. I lived in New Zealand for 7 years before returning to the UK in 2007 to work as head chef at Lancrigg Country House Hotel in Grasmere, where I helped develop The Green Valley Organic Restaurant, which was the UK's first certified organic vegetarian restaurant. On returning to Brighton I worked at Food For Friends and Aloka but finally left to follow my passion for creating gourmet plant based cuisine and pursue my dream of running 100% vegan catering company.
I am currently resident chef at Tilton House, Firle, in East Sussex. Tilton House is a historic and beautiful retreat set in the South Downs National Park and has been voted the Best Retreat in which to Lose and Find Yourself 2017 - The Observer, Top 25 Yoga Retreats - The Guardian and The Top Ten Rural Health Retreats 2016 by the The Telegraph.
I am also a certified Naturopathic Nutritionist trained with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) and am a fully insured member of The British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and am available for consultations in Brighton and Sussex. More information can be found at The Natural Food Therapist.