Retreat Chef Trinity Bourne
My name is Trinity and I am a Gluten-free, Vegan Retreat Chef, specialising in super healthy, vibrant cuisine. I am currently based in the UK (happy to travel and discus international work too). I’ve enjoyed a healthy plant-based diet for over 22 years, experiencing optimal levels of health along the way. After feeling an incredible depth of compassion for all sentient life, I developed a passion for creating conscious cuisine. I wanted to show others how delicious and vibrant eating compassionately could be.
Ten years experience on retreats as a chef (and facilitator)
My recipes have been developed over many years of catering as a retreat chef for Openhand in the UK and abroad. Having only ever served plant-based, wheat-free (now gluten-free), conscious cuisine, free from refined sugar I’ve been guided to create a plethora of new, original, vibrational raising recipes from scratch. In more recent years I’ve even published two wonderful recipe books. The food I share has inspired many people to adopt a much more conscious way of eating food – a truly humbling experience to be a part of!
I was also the co-founder of Openhand, so my experience goes much deep than creating foods on retreats. I’ve organised, managed and held retreats myself; so you can rest assured that I understand the energy and sensitivity required to run events.
Creating food from the heart stirs my soul
Creating food is like a joyful, moving meditation to me. It’s about creating a space of lightness within, so that the food is naturally infused with love. My aim is always to make delicious, satisfying food that everyone will enjoy.
Here’s what I offer…
I am available for hire as a private retreat chef for courses, retreats or events. I am currently based in the UK and also happy to discus international work.
A typical menu
The menu often changes, since I am a recipe developer and I’m always thrilled to share my latest culinary delights. I can also usually tailor make a plan to suit your requirements. Click here for my typical menu sample options: Trinity’s Retreat Menu Sample Options or click on the menu below to read the larger pdf version…
ABOUT THE FOOD
Top quality, whole-food, organic ingredients
I always embrace the best ingredients I can find in the locality. Fresh, organic and whole ingredients are important to me. I use local and seasonal ingredients as much as possible.
Everything I create is made using totally plant-based ingredients.
My catering is gluten-free. However, if your group isn’t requiring exclusively gluten-free food, I can add spelt, rye or even organic wheat bread to the table (on request).
Free from refined sugar
I don’t use conventional refined sugar. Instead, I sweeten with healthful ingredients such as dates, dried fruit, natural syrup (e.g. brown rice syrup) or coconut sugar.
Nutritious & delicious
Every morsel is nutritious & healthy. I also like to create a balance of the different food groups with exciting flavours, different textures and a variety colours to the tantalise the taste buds.
Made with love
It means a lot to me to come from a place of presence and love when creating cuisine… a secret ingredient that is a must in every meal!
Want all raw vegan food? I can do that too
No problem at all. I am happy to cater for exclusively raw-food vegan retreats. In fact my first passion for creating conscious food began during a time earlier in my journey, where I ate a completely raw food diet. I just love the vibrancy of it!
I tend to work with groups of between 10 & 25 guests. I can however be rather versatile, so please let me know if you want to discus larger groups (which may require me to bring a trusty assistant) or equally for smaller groups or private hire.
Please ask for my price structure.
Please feel free to ask me. I’d love to hear from you!
Testimonials from Retreat Guests
“Trinity’s meals are infused with a gentle love and deep respect for the ingredients, the finished product and for those for whom she is cooking. How can food ground the body and expand the soul with such sweet precision… be transportive in ways I couldn’t imagine until experienced,and once experienced, I can’t put into words? Somehow, Trinity does it all with ease and grace.”
Cynthia Nelson, Canada
“I have been the blessed recipient when on retreat, of the divine fare created by Trinity’s Kitchen. I don’t use the words ‘blessed’ and ‘divine’ loosely! Trinity is deeply tuned in to the energies of retreat participants and is thus able to create delicious dishes which are specifically tailor made in the moment, to suit the needs of the particular group and whatever they may be moving through at that time. Not only is the food particularly tasty, but with Trinity’s extensive knowledge around nutrition and well-being, the goodies also have the ability to make one feel energetically alive and glowing with vitality. This is so profoundly complementary to any self development work, as the clean and vibrant nature of the food helps to open channels of receptivity to whatever material is being shared. The participants are left feeling so alert, inspired and joyful, that the material really sinks in. I highly recommend Trinity as a chef under any circumstances, whether personal or on retreat. I am certain you will be so glad you chose her!”
Ishara Love, Australia
“For the previous three years I’ve attended workshops hosted by Openhand. The kind of inner-work we do there is always the demanding, out-of ones-comfort-zone, sort. We, the participants, are deeply grateful and blessed to have our work supported by the loving nourishment of Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen. Trinity’s intuitive abilities are legendary however it’s her kitchen prowess where this gift truly shines. It is here where she plates pure alchemy of Love, herb, spice, vegetable, legume, fruit, nut & seed. Gluten free, cruelty free. All served up with heaps of pure joy and humility!
I only wish I could sit at her table every day!”
Michelle Desgagné, Canada
“I have been infusing Trinity’s cuisine in my daily life now for 2 years. Trinity offers a variety of delicious healthy choices of Vegan Cuisine on retreat, from morning breakfast to evening supper. But it is more than just the food that Trinity brings, every delicious recipe is made from the heart with love, it’s a soulful experience, that with her delightful presence makes Trinity and Trinity’s Cuisine a unique heartfelt wonderful experience.”
Steve Jette – Canada
“Trinity has single-handedly transformed the eating habits of thousands of people. When I first met Trinity I was partially vegan but I had never tasted food the way she prepared it so becoming fully vegan was easy. Naturally the most important ingredient in all her food is love. I’ve learned to infuse my food with love when I’m cooking.
As a chef she is creative, presenting amazing arrays of colours and tastes that delight the senses. The snacks are decadent and the mains a never-ending array of brilliance. The presentation is always spectacular and the tastes burst in one’s mouth…truly divine. The vegan, refined-sugar, gluten-free treats have spoiled me forever and only by creating some of her recipes can I get close to once again enjoying Trinity’s mouth-watering creations. On retreat the highlight is often the breaks where we know Trinity has lovingly prepared the healthiest most scrumptious food we’ve ever had.”
Joann Doran – Canada