I am a self taught chef where other chefs, daily life, people and books are my teachers and mentors. Every day I experience and learn something new that then goes into improving my craft.
I started out my career in the fashion industry - as a fashion
assistant at Vogue. Fast forward 10 years in the industry and I have fallen madly in love with cooking. So I grabbed hold of this opportunity to nurture individuals through healthy, tongue-in-cheek, made-from-scratch whole foods.
My new adventures began at Villandry, before opening
my first cafe 5 years later. Today, I also work with like-minded individuals to open their restaurant/cafe - building their brand from concept, menu development, recipe development to team training.
I love the challenge and am grateful to be able to help make someone's dream a reality. There is also that elusive thrill about building something from scratch.
In 2016, I opened my supper-club sohMARIE. This enables me to share, my love for cooking and passion for nurturing, with a wider audience. I like to combine different flavours/textures from different cultures with different styles/techniques of cooking to create new amazing flavours.
I am passionate about vegan, raw, gluten-free,
vegetable led dishes that is balanced and healthy.
"Food is a desirable experience."
I cook to pleasure and nurture.
I cook with sustainably sourced, wholesome ingredients.
Why the name sohMarie?
"Because it is so(h) Marie to cook without rules"