Retreat Chef Anastasia
My name is Anastasia (previously known as Trinity Bourne) and I am a Gluten-free, Vegan Retreat Chef, specialising in super healthy, vibrant cuisine. I am British but currently based in the Canary Islands (happy to travel and discuss international work too). I’ve enjoyed a healthy plant-based diet for over 24 years, experiencing optimal levels of health along the way. After feeling an incredible depth of compassion for all sentient life, I developed a passion for creating conscious cuisine. I wanted to show others how delicious and vibrant eating compassionately could be.
“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
Many years experience on retreats as a chef (and facilitator)
My recipes have been developed over many years of catering as a retreat chef on spiritual retreats in the UK and abroad. Having only ever served plant-based, wheat-free (now gluten-free), conscious cuisine, free from refined sugar I’ve been guided to create a plethora of new, original, vibrational raising recipes from scratch. In more recent years I’ve even published two wonderful 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!
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.
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 retreat chef for courses, retreats or events. I am currently based in the Europe and also happy to discuss international work.
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
Top quality, whole-food, organic ingredients
I always embrace the best ingredients I can find in the locality. Fresh, organic and whole ingredients are important to me. I use local and seasonal ingredients as much as possible.
Everything I create is made using totally plant-based ingredients.
My catering is gluten-free. However, if your group isn’t requiring exclusively gluten-free food, I can add spelt, rye or even organic wheat bread to the table (on request).
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) 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!
Want all raw vegan food? I can do that too
No problem at all. I am happy to cater for exclusively raw-food vegan retreats. In fact, my first passion for creating conscious food began during a time earlier in my journey, where I ate a completely raw food diet. I just love the vibrancy of it!
I tend to work with groups of between 10 & 40 guests. I can, however, be rather versatile, so please let me know if you want to discuss larger groups (which may require me to bring a trusty assistant) or equally for smaller groups or private hire.
Please ask for my price structure.
Please feel free to ask me. I’d love to hear from you!