The Loving Chef
Surviving several childhood challenges, and battling various addictions in her early life, Natasha became homeless at a young age. The people that helped her out of those dark places inspired her faith in the love of others and the joy of making a difference.
She vowed to ‘give back’ and has thrown her efforts behind basket brigades, dinner shelters, gratitude days and the like ever since.
Natasha managed the Café at the Umbrella fair based in Northampton and until fairly recently has been working as a senior support worker for Northampton’s Hope Centre for the Homeless. Natasha is also our in-house Michelin trained chef, She has been a keynote speaker at several live events such as Vegan Life Live and Silver Stone Classic, as well as doing smaller online cook-along sessions for groups such as the WI. Natasha has previously run several restaurants, trained at Ecole Hoteliere, Lausanne in Switzerland - widely renowned as the best hotel management school in the world and has recently become an author of her first Vegan Recipe book.
Natasha’s own experience of mental health issues, abuse and addiction, her personal journey to full recovery, plus her time working with many of Northampton’s homeless population and her many years running her own restaurants makes her ideally placed for the role of General Site Manager for Sol Haven