Plant-Based Retreat Chef Anastasia Eden
Warm greetings and hello! Thank you for visiting my page.
I am an experienced private Plant-Based Retreat Chef, having spent most of my adult life in the spiritual retreat business… running retreats, teaching on retreats, organising retreats and of course, and best of all, working as a plant-based chef on retreats. In recent years I have solely focussed on working as a retreat chef on private retreats, specialising in super healthy, vibrant cuisine. You can relax knowing that all your meals will be taken care of. I am friendly yet professional with excellent time keeping and a service designed to ensure that your guests are happy and well nourished.
I am British currently based in Wales (happy to travel to England though). I’ve enjoyed a healthy plant-based diet for over 28 years, experiencing optimal levels of health along the way.
“Anastasia’s meals are infused with a gentle love and deep respect for the ingredients, the finished product and for those for whom she is cooking. How can food ground the body and expand the soul with such sweet precision… be transportive in ways I couldn’t imagine until experienced,and once experienced, I can’t put into words? Somehow, Ana does it all with ease and grace.”
Cynthia Nelson, Canada
“I cannot recommend Anastasia and her sublime cooking highly enough.
Right from the first communication she was a delight to make plans with in organising our retreat. A good relationship with the chef is essential in the smooth running and safe holding of a group and Anastasia was exceptional. There was always an openness to suggestions as occasionally the days schedule would change according to the group’s needs. I was impressed by her professionalism balanced with a warm and compassionate presence. Then there’s the food, which was outstanding! Such alchemy was awesome as meal after meal Anastasia created dishes that satisfied every sense and was truly delicious. How such tasty food can be so healthy is a testament to her many years of expertise and craft, from which many cooks have been inspired.
Thank you again Anastasia for such wonderful gifts and for being so lovely!”
Dr Mark Grixti (7 day retreat, Somerset 2023)
“Anastasia was the retreat chef for a 7 day silent retreat which I held in the UK. We were extremely happy with her service and the retreat participants gave very positive feedback about the food. The food was absolutely amazing. It was fresh, tasty, healthy and what really added the magical touch was Anastasia’s passion and love for what she does. Communication was outstanding from the moment we got in touch, she was very professional, competent, incredibly organized and completely dedicated to her work. Anastasia went the extra mile (she even prepared a beautiful birthday cake for one of our participants as a last minute request on very short notice!) and we were so grateful for her efforts. I would definitely work with Anastasia again in the future and would highly recommend her as a retreat chef.”
Louise Kay www.louisekay.net
Many years of experience as a plant-based retreat chef
My recipes have been developed over many years of catering as a plant-based retreat chef on spiritual retreats in the UK and abroad. Having only ever served plant-based, conscious cuisine, free-from-refined-sugar I’ve created a plethora of new, original, vibrational raising recipes from scratch. In more recent years I’ve published three popular recipe books. The food I share has inspired many people to adopt a much more conscious way of eating food – a truly humbling experience to be a part of!
“People enjoying my food on retreats (SWEDEN)”
I’ve organised, managed and held retreats myself over many years; so you can rest assured that I understand the energy and sensitivity required to run events.
“Raw Superfood Brownies on Retreat”
“I like working with professionals. People that are good at their job and have a passion. Anastasia Eden’s attention to detail super slick timekeeping, flexibility, flawlessly first class inspired super delicious food is just what makes your guests feel comfortable and allows the gathering to run like a dream. Thanks so so much Anastasia. Diolch Cariad.”
Shion Ulrike Buschner, The Golden Gong Sound Healing Gathering West Wales
Creating food from the heart stirs my soul
Creating food is like a joyful, moving meditation to me. It’s about creating a space of lightness within so that the food is naturally infused with love. My aim is always to make delicious, satisfying food that everyone will enjoy.
Here’s what I offer…
I am available for hire as a private plant-based retreat chef for courses, retreats or events. Currently based in Wales, happy to travel anywhere in the UK (not currently taking bookings for international events because of travel restrictions and all that jazz).
A typical menu
The menu often changes, since I am a recipe developer and I’m always thrilled to share my latest culinary delights. I can also usually tailor make a plan to suit your requirements. Click here for my typical menu sample options: Anastasia’s Retreat Menu Sample Options or click on the menu below to read the larger pdf version…
ABOUT THE FOOD FOR YOUR RETREAT
Quality, whole-food ingredients
I embrace the best ingredients I can find in the locality using an abundance of fresh whole ingredients.
Everything I create is made using totally plant-based ingredients. Designed to keep everyone happy, no matter what they normally eat.
Gluten-free – no problem
Almost all of my recipes are naturally gluten-free. However, I will include bread (usually sourdough) on the table when there are soups etc. If you want it totally gluten-free then have a chat and I’d be happy to ensure it is.
Free from refined sugar
I don’t use conventional refined sugar. Instead, I sweeten with healthful ingredients such as dates, dried fruit, natural syrup (e.g. brown rice syrup, maple syrup) or coconut sugar.
Nutritious & delicious
Every morsel is nutritious & healthy. I also like to create a balance of the different food groups with exciting flavours, different textures and a variety colours to the tantalise the taste buds.
Made with love
It means a lot to me to come from a place of presence and love when creating cuisine… a secret ingredient that is a must in every meal!
I tend to work with groups of between 10 & 40 guests.
Please let me know how many guests, the duration and the location of your proposed retreat (or if you are feeling it out, just give me a rough guide). I work it out based on…
- the guest numbers
- duration of retreat
- my own basic travel requirements if travelling to other parts of the UK
So if enquiring please give me these details.
Please feel free to ask me anything else about hiring me as your plant-based retreat chef. I’d love to hear from you!