Meet the Natural Chef Team

Meet the Natural Chef Team

Sam Hamrebtan

Natural Chef Course Director

Qualifications: CNM Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition, BA Hons

Background: A CNM trained Naturopathic Nutrition Therapist, Sam works with a number of brands, corporates and charities including Soho House and Women’s Health with recipe development, food styling and workshops. Her focus in the kitchen is to teach people how to do amazing things with ingredients that are healthy, simple and incredible tasty. With a focus on sustainable cooking & nutrition, Sam is passionate about incorporating foods into cheffing that are good for the planet as well as for our bodies.

Francesca Klottrup

Education Director Natural Chef

Qualifications: Trained Natural Chef, CNM Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition and Naturopath

Background: A trained chef, food writer and stylist, Francesca honed her cooking skills in London’s competitive kitchens and travelling the world catering for private clients. With a keen interest in health she qualified as a Nutritional Therapist to deepen her therapeutic knowledge and now works as a Nutrition and Cookery consultant for commercial enterprises.

Adria Wu

Natural Chef Lecturer

Qualifications: Trained Natural Chef

Background: Canadian-born Adria Wu is the founder and chef behind Maple & Co, a successful chain of health-focused cafes, one of which is housed in CNM London. Adria’s cooking influences extend well beyond her native Canada, however, as she’s worked and travelled across the world. She’s always had an insatiable hunger for cooking which was the driving force to her leaving the corporate world to study at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Maple & Co. has been named by TimeOut as “One of London’s Best Healthy Eateries” and has also been featured in The Telegraph, The Times and Conde Nast Traveler. Adria is also a resident chef and presenter on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

Stéphanie Cruchandeau

Natural Chef Lecturer

Qualifications: Trained Natural Chef

Background: Stéphanie is a CNM Natural Chef with a passion for naturopathic cheffing and cookery. Specialising in wholefoods and plant-based cooking she focuses on cooking with raw, unrefined ingredients that are inspired by the true healing benefits of seasonal food. When not teaching, Stéphanie cooks for events and private clients – running bespoke cookery workshops and organising supper clubs, wellness events and more.

Åsa Linea Simonsson

Natural Chef Lecturer

Qualifications: Trained Natural Chef, CNM Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition

Background: Asa has over 20 years’ experience in the medical and healthcare industries and is passionate about inspiring people to improve their health through nutrition. She started her career as a nurse around twenty-five years ago in Sweden, moving to England in her twenties to start a business selling natural organic health and beauty products. Asa now runs Linéa Nutrition. She’s a fermentation specialist and is the author of the winner of ‘Best Fermentation Book UK’ in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, ‘Fermentation: How to make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, brine pickles, kefir, kombucha, vegan dairy, and more.’

Nadia Brydon

Natural Chef Lecturer

Qualifications: Vegan Natural Chef, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Homeopath, Herbalist, Acupuncturist

Background: Nadia has qualifications in Western Herbal Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Iridology, Vodder Lymph Drainage Massage, sports injuries and Ayurvedic Massage Therapy. She is presently completing her training in Ho Homeopathy. In addition she qualified in Florida as an Hippocrates Health Educator and in California as an Associate Raw and Living Food Chef and Instructor.

Peter Jackson-Main

Academic Director & Herbal Medicine Course Director 

Qualifications: Master of Herbal Medicine. Diplomas in Natural Healing, Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Iridology.

Background: Peter has been at the college since 2003 and is the chair of the GNC (General Naturopathy Council, the regulator for Naturopathy in the UK. He also teaches Iridology and has been in practice in Natural Medicine since 1980. Peter is the author of the popular book Practical Iridology, which is a core text for the CNM Naturopathy course.

Bobby Qureshi

Director of Education

Qualifications: CNM dipl. In Naturopathy and Naturopathic Nutrition.

Background: Bobby works closely with the CNM course directors to oversee the College’s diverse academic disciplines. In addition, Bobby lectures on Biomedicine and Naturopathy, and has previously lectured and examined musculoskeletal medicine at Master’s degree level.

Bobby has obtained a wealth of clinical experience in many UK-based practices and has also volunteered his specialist skills overseas in Kenya, India, St Lucia, and the Philippines. In his practice, Bobby regularly utilises naturopathic medicine, drawn from his further training at CNM.