“I’ve written my own recipe book”

CNM’s Natural Chef course is the ideal balance of nutritional information and practical food skills. The classes are educational, practical and fun; it made the process of learning as an adult very enjoyable.

The course was everything I hoped it would be

I wanted to combine my love for yoga with my passion for vegan food so I qualified as a Natural Chef. I was looking for a course that would give me a vegan food qualification and also teach me more about nutrition – CNM’s Natural Chef course was the perfect mix.

I’ve always been fascinated by nutrition and the way our bodies work; the connection between food and our health is remarkable. The impact the food industry has on the environment deeply concerns me which is why I became a vegetarian at sixteen and a vegan five years ago.

Excellent lecturers in a supportive environment

What I especially loved about the course was the lecturers. Their knowledge and expertise really stood out and it was fantastic to learn from them. I also enjoyed the camaraderie amongst my class mates and the supportive learning environment.

Gave me the confidence to start my own business

Completing the Natural Chef course has given me the confidence and skills to run my own yoga retreats and collaborate with other yoga teachers. I now nurture clients through cooking nutritious food and sharing my knowledge. Creating food for others, knowing I’m actively contributing to their health and wellbeing, is a real joy.

I’ve written my own recipe book

I’ve written my own vegan recipe book which contains 40 delicious vegan recipes. I donate a proportion of the book profits to a charity which supports food banks across the UK. Being able to do this fills me with pride.

What I love most about being a Natural Chef is all the time spent in the kitchen, researching and creating; it’s my happy place.

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