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I am available for hire as a retreat chef, for consultancy or chef training, for one on one mentoring around food, bodywork and health or for personalised bespoke retreats. Click on the relevant links to find out more or feel free to contact me to discuss any ideas or possibilities to work together.

     
   
   

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NEW! Bespoke Home Retreats >

Consultancy & Chef Training >


Retreat Chef >


One to One Mentoring >

NEW! Bespoke Home Retreats

For only five times per year I am offering exclusive two day tailor made home retreats designed to focus solely on YOUR needs, with the potential to go deeper than any group retreat can go. These weekends will leave you equipped with powerful tools and practices to take into day to day life.

Over two days we will look at:
• food, nutrition and holistic cookery
• yoga, functional movement, qi gong for health and wellbeing, meditation and time to just be
• making time for natural self care practices
• looking at natural alternatives for toiletries, cosmetics and household products
• menu planning, recipes, resources
• creating scared spaces in the home
• addressing any key lifestyle changes that wish to be made
• finding balance and harmony in day to day life

There are 3 packages to choose from:
Getting Started & Transitioning
Detox & Yoga Weekend
Family Package

For more in depth information and to book one of just 5 spaces, click here >

 

Consultancy & Chef Training

Are you a catering company, restaurant or other food provider and want to understand more about how to offer healthier options and cater for the growing number of allergies and intolerances?

Are you a retreat centre that wants to understand more about the kind of food expected on retreats and how to provide top quality catering services tailored to your guests?

Are you currently a chef but want to upgrade your skills and expand your knowledge and repertoir?

Are you a health conscious cook and would like to deepen your understanding or even become a holistic chef?

The world of food is changing. People are waking up and are gradually demanding clarity, quality and ethical value from the food they are buying and eating. Chefs and catering suppliers need to respond to the face of such change, as the consumer of the future is food smart and health conscious.

My chef training programmes can be completely tailored to your needs, whether you are an individual, small business or large corporation. I can provide you with all the information, recipes, tips, techniques and theory behind the world of healthy 'clean' foods, how to cook gluten, sugar and dairy free, how to create incredible vegan and plant based dishes and how to prioritise health and nutrition whilst creating delicious appetising meals for your customers.

I have over 25 years experience in the catering industry in everything from pubs, restaurants, cafes, schools, hospitals, markets, hospitality and festivals. I have worked every job from pot washer and waitress to sandwich maker, chefs assistant, head chef and kitchen manager. I never trained as a chef and have learned my craft from getting in there and doing the job, learning from many of the incredibly gifted and knowledgeable chefs and nutritionists I have met along the way. I came to the world of 'health' and food through my own journey and in particular the practice of yoga which bought to my attention the importance of what and how we eat and how it fundamentally affects who we are.

Through my experience in consulting, recipe development and chef training I have worked with well known companies in the field of health, food and retreats. I have developed recipes for a best selling book, trained the head chefs of hotels in London and Mauritius, had influence in refining the food offered by two of the UK's leading retreat companies and facilitated chef training for yoga retreat centres in Goa and Italy.

Contact me directly to discuss any possibilities of collaboration further, click here >

 

Retreat Chef

I offer retreat catering with a difference!

My approach to retreat food was born from my experience as a retreat participant over many years and my desire to explore deeper the effects of food/my diet on my yoga practice. Since then I have cooked for many kinds of commercial yoga retreats and holidays, health and fitness retreats and private retreats, all over the world.

My own experience of what is like to be on retreat and what kind of food is needed to nourish and support me during the process influences my work as a retreat chef and enables me to provide a complete holistic approach to the food I create and the kitchen I work in.

Combining this with years of study into nutrition, food energetics, fermented foods and raw/living foods, Ayurvedic and macrobiotic approaches means I am able to create a menu that is not only healthy and delicious but that has considered everything from season, location, ethical sourcing, optimum nutrition, 5 element theory, the 6 tastes, healing/medicinal foods and how to support the different types of practices on offer.

I have witnessed how food can make or break a retreat and it is an area that plays a key role in how your retreat flows. Alongside the teachings my food supports and provides foundation from where the participant can feel held and nourished.

My retreat catering is educational and inspiring. If you would like the food on your retreat to be extra special then get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

If you would like to hire me as a chef on your retreat please contact me here and tell me more about your event >

* I am also available to host workshops around food, health and nutrition on retreats in addition to providing the catering. The classes generally include theory and discussion, demonstrations, hands on preparation, food consciousness practices and q&a.

 

One to One Mentoring

Working one to one with someone who is committed to their health and self growth is one of the most rewarding parts of my work. No matter where anyone is at in their lives, if the desire is there to flourish then remarkable things can happen.

In these sessions I help you focus on what it is that works for you, what brings you joy or make you feel the most alive, your creative intuitive self and being able to trust you own unique inner wisdom.

Discovering what really works for you and discarding that which doesn't is empowering and liberating. Taking the time to nourish ourselves with daily practices such as yoga, meditation, time outdoors, conscious breathing, self care techniques and eating a well balanced 'clean' diet gives us a strong basis from which to thrive in our daily lives.

• One to one sessions are via Skype and last for 1 hour and cost £65
• I offer a free 30 minute consultation prior to our first session
• Discount on a series of 4 sessions
• Free copy of The Holistic Kitchen Ebook

Contact me directly to discuss >

 

   

Hayley is a reliable and committed individual who loves people and would be a credit to any soul-led business venture.

She worked with me on my Raw Food & Life Balance Retreats and was a friendly, productive and essential part of our team. She creates a safe and relaxed environment for all levels of client experience, which is an essential aspect of her value as a yoga teacher. Both beginners and experienced clients love her teaching. Hayley also worked in our retreat kitchen and was great at following my raw food recipes as well as creating her own delicious additions. She is a tidy, organised and efficient chef who prepares food with love and smiles.”

Saskia Fraser, founder Raw Freedom


Working with Hayley as been a pleasure and inspiration on all levels. She is highly professional and comes up with ideas that are just completely mouth watering.”

Honestly Healthy


Working with Hayley was quite inspirational; she creates the most beautiful looking and fabulous tasting dishes and her passion for nutrition and love for her ingredients literally shines through her food. As a nutritionist it was fantastic working with such a well informed, collaborative chef. Food is such an integral part of a retreat and Hayley manages to combine all the important elements needed to support the client' experience, enthusiastically sourcing local food, integrating her raw food knowledge, fulfilling all the nutritional criteria and then creating the most gorgeous, visually exciting looking plates of food that completely lived up to all our expectations on the taste front. All in all I would say that Hayley is the perfect chef to work with.”

Melanie Brown, Nutritionist @ The Healthy Holiday Company


After a week on retreat eating Hayley's food, I felt more balanced and nourished than I could remember. I decided to have 1-2-1 Skype coaching sessions with Hayley to integrate new, nourishing eating habits into day to day life at home. 

Hayley took into account all my personal circumstances to help devise something that would work for me. Through ongoing sessions she answers my questions and concerns, and supports me to take it at a pace that works for me, making the changes gradually. There's so much information out there, and Hayley helps separate fact from fiction. She's provided me with a mixture of meal plans, ideas and recipes - whatever is required for me to evolve my healthy eating habits! 

I love how Hayley is a true holistic chef, taking many factors into account and supporting me to find what works for me. Her compassionate approach makes the process such a joy!"

Nathalie Joel Smith,
Yoga Teacher, London

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