Olivia Nottin - CNM Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef

Olivia Nottin

‘I chose CNM because of their recognition’

I heard lots of great things about the course and this particular Natural Chef diploma really stood out to me. I was very happy with the course; the way it was structured and the great lecturers.

I’ve always loved food, even from a young age. I grew up in France where cooking involved using lots of butter and sugar. My interest in healthy food came when I was pregnant with my first son. During my pregnancy, I started to research more and wanted to cook healthier food.

I could work and study at the same time

When I returned to work from maternity leave, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to work in gemmology anymore, so I reduced my hours to part-time and I began studying nutrition on the side. I chose CNM because of their recognition in the industry. I’d heard lots of great things about the course and this particular Natural Chef diploma really stood out to me. The flexible study programme allowed me to continue working and fit the course around my family. I was very happy with the course; the way it was structured and the great lecturers.

The business lectures are so inspiring

I’ve always wanted to start my own business and one of the great things about the course was all the business lecturers offered, including one from the founder of Planet Organic. I found these lectures incredibly interesting and inspiring. I decided to just go for it and start my own business – I’m now the owner of Matcha & Beyond, a speciality café on the Kings Road in London.

If you want to start your own health food business like Olivia, come along to our next Open Day Event to learn how.