Rena Patel - CNM Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef

Rena Patel

“The Natural Chef Course has opened so many doors for me”

My favourite part of the course was meeting so many talented lecturers and students who gave me such great insight and knowledge into different holistic practices. Meeting people in the field of naturopathy has opened many doors for me.

I’ve worked as a professional chef for the past 10 years. I started my career in Jamie Oliver’s cookery school where I assembled salads and did baking. Developing recipes was my passion and being around talented chefs inspired me to go to culinary college. I worked my way up to become a head chef and cooking school teacher.

The course helped me follow my dreams

I heard about CNM’s Natural Chef course when I was at a Mind Body Soul convention in London. I’d been looking for a course where I could learn about holistic food and Ayurvedic cooking. My food ethics are: make it fresh, seasonal and colourful! I love creating and cooking joyful food made with plenty of love. Mindful eating is very important to me. Doing this course has allowed me to follow my dreams!

Learning about gut health has been paramount

The most useful thing I learned on the course was the importance of gut health and digestion. I found this topic very interesting and I intend to keep learning as much as I can so I can help people through my cooking and menu plans.

I gained so much valuable experience

For my internship, I did various jobs and ran my own supper club which I enjoyed a lot. I worked with a friend to develop new menus for restaurants and worked on costings for a chain of restaurants. This gave me valuable experience on the business side of being a chef and honed my organisational skills.

Since graduating, I’ve had so many inspiring thoughts which I can’t wait to put into action. I love healthy, healing food and want to teach people the importance of eating natural, high-vibration foods. Running my own cooking classes and retreats is a major part of my plan; I’m organising my first retreat in Sardinia where I’ll be planning weekly holistic menus. I’ll also be teaching healthy cooking classes made with produce freshly picked from my friend’s farm.

If you want to kickstart your new career as a Natural Chef like Rena did, come along to our next Open Day Event to learn how.

 

 

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