Food is my Happy Place - every mouthful, a burst of flavour to please the senses and enrich the soul. I express myself through food – be it creativity, love, sharing or healing. Over the past three decades I have had the good fortune of working as a professional chef in contemporary and traditional kitchens around the world, learning about global food, spices, flavours and recipes.
Inspired by Dr Ed Bauman, I trained and qualified as a Holistic Nutritionist from Bauman College, adding an exciting new dimension to my food philosophy – Eating for Health. I have set up Nourish Holistic Nutrition, through which, my mission is to provide people with a map for healthful eating, teaching them to harness nutritional capabilities of food.
I help people understand current, non-biased research, translating this into everyday meals to take ownership for the quality and duration of their lives. Even better, I customise this to every person’s unique needs, health challenges, preferences, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
My dream is to create a delicious path to health and vitality through the goodness of food, one family at a time.
In addition to Nourish, I am proud to be Head Chef at Wise Cicada, a Newmarket cafe that is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of its customers.
Here, I design menus and alongside my team, prepare meals that are vegan, organic and always nourishing.
Student feedback from Gautam's courses:
"The tutor and his wife were fantastic. They had a wealth of knowledge, involved the whole class and even brought in a special guest on one occasion."
"The passion and enthusiasm of Gautam and Rama was infectious."
"The tutors were experts. Very useful info delivered very clearly."