Plant-Based Retreat Chef Anastasia Eden
My name is Anastasia Eden and I am an experienced Plant-Based Retreat Chef, specialising in super healthy, vibrant cuisine. I am British currently based in Wales (happy to travel anywhere in the UK though). I’ve enjoyed a healthy plant-based diet for over 26 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 as a plant-based retreat chef (and facilitator)
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, 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 three 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!
“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
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 and used where possible.
Everything I create is made using totally plant-based ingredients.
My catering is naturally 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, 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!
Want all raw vegan food? I can do that too if you want
No problem at all. I am happy to cater for exclusively raw-food vegan retreats by request. 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! Generally, however, I offer a fine medley of both cooked and raw foods on the menu.
I tend to work with groups of between 10 & 40 guests. Please do ask if you want to discuss larger groups (which may require me to bring a trusty assistant or team) or equally for smaller groups or private hire as I can sometimes accommodate.
Please ask for my price structure. 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!