At Sunsetbay Retreats we believe that nourishment is a 360°experience, which is why we cherry-pick the best plant-based chef in the UK to bring the most delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals to our guests.
Kelly Mason is a personal wellness chef and freelance plant-based retreat chef.
Kelly turned to a more conscious way of living during her early 20s and has since lived throughout the world teaching yoga (a certified 1140hr yoga teacher) and cooking on wellness retreats, as a vegan chef! Kelly was the head chef and culinary director for the multi-award winning U.K. retreat Yeotown and now works with private clients in central London as well as cooks on a select number of retreats throughout the year across the U.K. and Europe.
Kelly brings extensive knowledge of plant-based cuisine including superfoods and adaptogens as well as catering for special dietary needs. She has the ability to use high-quality simple ingredients and elevate them to create beautifully presented, nutrient-dense and ridiculously delicious dishes from her signature GF buckwheat wild mushroom risottos to her rich, artistically plated plant-based raw dessert.
Catherine has spent the past 40 years creating and enjoying plant-based food and has been working as a professional chef since 2019.
Wildings Vegan Kitchen was established to meet the growing demand for home-cooked vegan food in North Wales, where she’s lived since 2007.
What began as friends encouraging her to share her creations, quickly progressed into cooking for retreats, private dinners, events and pop-ups. Having been purely self-taught, she then trained at Demuth’s cookery school in Bath, where she learned so much more about making not only food bursting with interesting flavours and textures but nourishing food that looks beautiful on a plate.
Kirsten has been cooking for as long as she can remember but decided to make this a career choice when she attended Bettina Bordi’s retreat chef academy and Wild Food Cafe’s vegan food courses in London in 2019.
She now caters for wellbeing retreats all over the UK and further afield. For her, there is nothing better than designing seasonal menus and preparing tasty food that helps people discover just how delicious plant-based food can be and share tips, tricks and recipes with guests.
Her aim is to make people feel cared for and nourished through her food and to pass on her love for what she does with every plate she serves.
The best plant-based food in a marvellous setting. Check out our retreats page to see which chef is coming to your chosen dates!