Hi, I’m Lisa – a plantbased Kiwi living in London and Berlin. I was vegetarian for many years then decided to try vegan in 2016. After realising how difficult it was to find good plantbased food when I was out, as well as understand how to cook plantbased food well, I decided to do Rouxbe’s Professional Plantbased Certification course. I was an OK cook already, but realised that cooking plantbased food well requires a whole new set of skills.
I’m a plant enthusiast and I’m on a mission to make people as passionate about plants as I am! I want to build a positive image for plantbased food and inspire people to consider a plantbased diet. The dishes I prepare celebrate plants and produce, with bold flavours and bright colours. My aim is to create upmarket, sophisticated menus that are modern and seasonal, using locally grown, fresh produce.
I refer to myself as plantbased as my interests lie in the health benefits and flavours of plants, and the techniques used to cook them. I’m interested in developing community around cooking, sharing food, and connecting people back with nature and the source of their produce.
I celebrate the source of our plants and those who are growing them and aim to connect people back with nature and their community through the medium of something we all enjoy – food! I’m keen to collaborate with local growers and foragers, using unusual or overlooked plants in interesting ways.
I am currently working as a Personal Chef, as well as delivering workshops and putting on plantbased supperclubs. Check out my events page for what’s on next, or email me directly if you’re interested in my Personal Chef service.
Whether you have already adopted a plantbased diet or you are curious to know more about this way of eating, I’d love to hear from you. I’m keen to continue to build a tribe of conscious eaters, the environmentally aware, the sustainability warriors and those who want to know where their food comes from. If you want to be healthier, enjoy good food and prioritise investing in your wellbeing, I’d love to meet you. Plantbased and vegan eating is a growing trend and is here to stay.
Take a look at my Instagram for pictures of some of my creations: