Meet the Chefs

We partner with some amazing individuals, brands and restaurants. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and include everything from published authors and professional chefs to nutritionists, charities and more.

Meet some of our top chefs on the app.

Veganuary

Veganuary is a charity inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year. Their mission to move people towards a plant-based diet is driven by their goals of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering and improving people’s health.

In their 2020 campaign, over 400,000 people took their pledge to try a vegan diet, and more than 600 brands, restaurants and supermarkets promoted their campaign.

Equally impressive is Veganuary’s team of ambassadors: Joaquin Phoenix, Paul McCartney and Alicia Silverstone, to name just a few!

Grind

Coffee, cocktails & all-day dining since 2011.

Grind was founded by David Abrahamovitch when he took over his father’s mobile phone shop and transformed it into a café-bar.  Since then, Grind has grown into more than just a café; it’s a cult east London coffee brand with 11 locations, including espresso bars, cocktail bars, restaurants and a state-of-the-art coffee roastery.

Peta Leith

Peta is a professional pastry chef and food writer who trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York. After she completed an apprenticeship with baker, author and food stylist Claire Ptak at bespoke cake company Violet Cakes, Peta spent 7 years working as a pastry chef at The Ivy.

Her first cookbook, The Vegetarian Kitchen, is a collaboration with her aunt, Prue Leith. It was published in February 2020 and was photographed by award-winning and internationally-acclaimed photographer David Loftus.

Maple & Co

Maple & Co make eating good food a habit for all. Their food is joyful, colourful, and vibrant, using seasonal ingredients that work together to provide powerful nutritional benefits. They sum their ethos up in 2 words: eat happy.

Adria, Maple & Co’s founder, worked and travelled all over the world and has always had an insatiable hunger for cooking (and eating). So, she left the corporate world and decided to study at Le Cordon Bleu and the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She now spends her days around food and has never been happier!

Seedlip

The world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits. Solving the dilemma of what to drink when you’re not drinking.

A story of history, physicians and family farming is how Seedlip came to be. Over 300 years ago, physicians commonly distilled herbal remedies using copper stills to treat disease. In 1651, physician John French published The Art of Distillation documenting these non-alcoholic recipes. That same year a Lincolnshire family started farming, hand sewing seeds using baskets called ‘seedlips.’ Centuries on, Ben discovered John’s book and started experimenting with the recipes in his kitchen. Seedlip was born; a combination of his farming heritage and John’s recipes.

Seedlip debuted in Selfridges in 2015. Since then, Seedlip’s batches have sold out within minutes online and iconic bars, hotels and restaurants like The Savoy, The Ritz and The Fat Duck and even Buckingham Palace have gotten in touch! Seedlip have also since published a recipe book, won awards and is now in 250 restaurants in 20 cities worldwide.

Lee Holmes

Sydney-based nutritionist, chef and author of nine cookbooks. Lee focuses on supercharged foods and gut health with easy recipes which are gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar free.

Lee started her website, Supercharge Your Life, to help improve people’s health through diet, nutrition and lifestyle tips. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia, Lee learned that she could improve her symptoms by changing her diet.

Since starting her website, Lee has also created a petition to improve the food in New South Wales (NSW) hospitals which resulted in the NSW government introducing a new menu in some hospitals.

Redemption Bar

Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself at London’s healthiest vegan restobar.

Started by two female entrepreneurs, Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, they wondered why socialising always comes at the expense of people’s health. This inspired them to create Redemption Bar; a restaurant serving plant-based, sugar-free and wheat-free food with an alcohol-free bar.

Redemption Bar’s ethos is rooted in a care for the environment, animals and ourselves. Through their restaurant, Catherine and Andrea aim to challenge the notion that healthy food is boring and tasteless. With three locations in Covent Garden, Notting Hill and Shoreditch, it seems they’re doing it pretty well!

Migrateful

Recipes rebuilding lives. Award-winning cookery classes taught to you by expert refugee and migrant chefs from around the world.

Migrateful is a charity which aims to help migrants struggling to integrate and access employment due to legal and linguistic barriers. Their mission is to empower them on their journey to employment and independence by enabling them to learn English, build their confidence and meet the wider community through supporting them to run their own cookery classes.

Migrateful was launched in 2017.  Since then, over 850 classes have been run with over 8,500 participants, and 57 chefs have been supported.

Nutrition Facts

NutritionFacts.org is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research.

The website was launched in recognition of the power of diet to prevent, treat and even reverse some of our top diseases. With the overload of conflicting nutrition advice put out regularly, nutritionfacts.org was started to give the public and doctors the latest nutrition research in a bitesize and easily digestible way.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues. He is a general practitioner specialising in clinical nutrition, and is a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Amongst other popular books, he is author of How Not to Die and How Not to Diet.

Caravan Restaurants

Caravan is London’s award-winning collection of restaurants bringing well travelled food, mighty fine coffee and all-day dining to the UK.

Caravan’s ethos is bold flavours, global influences and vibrant, healthy ingredients. They source the highest quality green coffee in the most sustainable, social and environmental way.