Cashew Catering

He was awarded a full bursary to attend the exclusively vegan ‘School of Natural Cookery' in Colorado, USA and relying heavily on plant foods has been a strict vegetarian for over 15 years. As co-owner of organic vegetarian mobile catering business Natures Plate, John ran kitchens at venues such as Glastonbury Festival and The Green Party Conference. He has worked at many different locations worldwide including the organic & vegan Cafe Prasad, Boulder, USA and was the first apprentice to work at the critically acclaimed raw foods pioneering Saf Restaurant, Shoreditch, London. John was the 'conceptual' head chef at Aloka, Brighton that received the Vegetarian Society Award 2010 for "Best Eating out - Best of the Rest" catergory. Since 2010 John has been the resident head chef at the enchanting Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex which is recognised as one of the UK's leading retreat centres and was ranked in the top 10 world's best yoga retreats by the Guardian in 2012.