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FOOD ALCHEMY FOR RETREATS

Nourishing food is a crucial part of any retreat or gathering - the moment when the group comes together to integrate, socialise, rest, and refuel.

Inspired by my Japanese heritage, my travels around the world, and a somatic understanding of the relationship between food and the body, I create nourishing food with deep flavours, fresh and full of colour and vitality.

Menus are usually plant based, free of refined sugar, and low in gluten -- dished are curated for each event to help attendees feel good in their body, support the healing process, and energetically lift from within.

 

Food fosters connection to the land through seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers and my own garden.

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Raw vegan cake with spiced dark chocolate and figs, served with fresh seasonal fruits

Puglian fennel salad with shaved persimmon, radish, and foraged wild rocket

Roasted autumn vegetables on a bed of thyme-infused fava bean puree

My kitchen is plant based, low in gluten and wheat, and free of refined sugars. Included are come combination of homemade ferments, sprouts, and microgreens. I very easily adapt to a range of different dietary preferences (gluten-free, sattvic, nut-free, etc) for individuals or the whole group.

Cooking is an act of reverence to the earth that produces all we eat.

Cooking is an act of gratitude for a world in which what nourishes us gives us pleasure.

Cooking is an act of love towards myself and those around me.

Rocha pear, blueberry, and arugula salad with homemade pickled onion, shaved walnut, and wild garlic blossoms

Buckwheat pancakes served with fresh berries and soy yoghurt, topped with pecans, hazelnuts, goji berries, and bee pollen

Sumac sweet potato drizzled with tahini and pomegranate molasses

Rates vary based on the event duration, location, attendees, and number of meals. Please reach out to me at ky.shapiro@gmail.com for a personalised quote and I’d be happy to work together to create a menu to enrich and support your offering.

We  honour and respect the earth on which we are grateful to live, breathe, work, and play. 1% of my annual earnings are donated to Amazon Watch, a non- profit organisation that supports and protects the rights of indigenous peoples and the rainforests they steward.

I also plant one tree for each booking I take, picking a climate and location-appropriate species together with the client.

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