“I have founded a successful food business and am on Channel 4 & Netflix’s 5 Star Kitchen – Britain’s Next Great Chef”

An interview with Adria Wu

What made you want to do the CNM Natural Chef course?

While I have been passionate about and actively working in the food and wellness industry, I needed a solid foundation to further my knowledge in naturopathic cooking. CNM has one of the strongest reputations in the UK market and I certainly loved my experience there.

What did you learn on the CNM Natural Chef course?

I have a much deeper knowledge of the naturopathic ingredients needed to support optimal and improved health. With my newly acquired training I love cooking guilt-free great food for people who don’t have the time or experience to cook for themselves and seeing them smile when they eat my dishes!

Tell us about your life as a CNM Natural Chef?

I am the Founder of Maple & Co in the UK, where we deliver a powerfully balanced and wonderfully indulgent menu, favoured by those who are fast living while prioritising healthy food that doesn’t compromise on taste and quality.

My work as a Chef is non-stop – I run supper clubs and pop ups with other Chefs and work with Maple customers Nike, Sweaty Betty, MAC and Bobbi Brown!

TV also keeps me on my toes, being on Channel 4 and Netflix’s 5 Star Kitchen – Britain’s Next Great Chef with Michel Roux Jr. and a presenter on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch where I focus on healthy living, cooking while considering the environment and putting vegetables at the forefront of the meal.

I also showcase my love for food and cooking on publications such as The Guardian, The Times, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar among others and have cooked for celebrities such as Will I Am, Julia Stiles, David Hasselhoff and James Blunt.

I love to teach and work regularly as a Natural Chef Instructor for CNM and corporates such as Unilever and Vitality.

Last but certainly not least, I use food to take care of myself and my family. I have two children who are growing up the Natural Chef way.

What would you say to anyone thinking about doing the course?

CNM’s Natural Chef course will inspire and help drive your passion for a lifestyle and career in health and wellness. There’s no better time than to start now in this rapidly growing industry and I’ve never been happier than working in wellness.

Interested in becoming a natural chef. Get in touch with us today

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