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Our Vitality Chefs

Being a retreat chef is a specialist role in cooking, so we make sure our chefs experience our training programme to prepare them to be the best vitality chefs they can be on our bespoke retreats. Meet our fabulous retreat chefs here.

Nikoleta Koleva

Nikoleta’s philosophy is that the food we eat gives us pleasure in all possible ways – taste, aroma, texture and appearance, with quality wholefood ingredients….

Chamiah Goulbourne

Chamiah is a plant-based retreat chef and facilitator of Women’s Circles. She has always been in awe of the alchemy of transforming fresh ingredients into…

Magda Zuber

Magda is a plant-based food lover who can turn a humble cabbage into magic on your plate. Her passion is cooking from seasonal, local and…

Hayley North

Hayley has worked with food for over 35 years, specialising as a retreat chef since 2006. During this time Hayley has cooked for hundreds of…

Lucy Charlesworth

Having worked in media for most of her career, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 instigated new beginnings for Lucy. Furloughed from her sales and marketing…

Rachel Neat

Rachel has always had a natural love of cooking and nourishing people with food, and has cooked for different community events throughout her life.  She…

Charlie Taylor

Charlie is a yoga teacher and retreat chef who grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by nature and a love for sustainable living. With…

Kelly Mason

Kelly Mason is a Plant based chef, 1140 hr Yoga teacher and artist. Over the last 6 years she has worked on a number of…

Lula Rose McGill

Lula is passionate about creating the most amazing food ever, that looks and tastes amazing, inspired by all her travels around the world. Loving the…

Tara Acton

Tara runs an award-winning catering business in the UK specialising in veganising classic dishes with no compromise on flavour, texture & enjoyment! She has worked…

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Francesca Paz

Francesca Paz creates food as vibrant as she is! She specialises in nutritious, plant-based food and cosmic tonics that beautiful, wholesome and inspired by nature….

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Annabelle Dawson

Annabelle specialises in vege-centric, creative plates of food which pack a nutritional punch without skimping on flavour. Having first trained at the renowned Ballymaloe in…

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Chloe Webb

Chloe spent her twenties living and working in London, running the kitchens in cool East London cafes whilst freelancing in events catering on the side….

Charlotte Hopson

Charlotte’s motivation is to share her passion for seasonal, plant-based ingredients and encourages guests to use their time on retreat to reconnect with their relationship to food. As a Pilates, Yoga teacher and Chef she believes that with a balanced approach to exercise, eating well, and making more mindful choices about how and what we consume, we can live a more nurturing, self-supporting and planet-friendly lifestyle. 

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Mhairi MacLeod

Originally having grown up in the North-East of Scotland, Mhairi now travels as a plant-based chef and on our retreats she allows the food to complement the atmosphere and the experience that is being offered to the guests.