When we’re cooking we unwind and relax. After sitting at a desk all day, it’s a chance to use our hands and create something from scratch. Our brains switch off - peeling, slicing & stirring, seeing an ingredient change form under heat forces us to be in the moment. It feeds us in more than a physical way.
My idea of mindful cooking and eating is that we are minding ourselves and others when we take the time and effort to cook a meal. Eating what we love is calming, and makes us feel happy and restored, comfort food at it’s best.
"Joanna Bourke isn't just a chef, she is a magician who uses food to deeply nourish her clients. Joanna prepared my retreat menu with love and care and delivered masterpieces at each meal. Thank you Joanna for being so amazing."
–Susan Hyatt, Life Coach, Entrepreneur
"Joanna Bourke is a powerful blend of talented chef, food artist, and warm-hearted therapist. If you ever have the opportunity to work with her, do it!"
–Peg Kusner, Peg Kusner Design
"Thanks so much Joanna for the amazing food, excellent service and impeccable taste at our Monalea Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat - it wouldn't have been the magical weekend that it was without you!”
–Gemma Deeney, The Yoga Gym
"Joanna catered my retreat in England for 16 women. She brought so much thought, attention and care to the whole experience - our Retreat participants fell in love with her JoFlow! Running a kitchen that is at the heart of a big house, is no small feat. Over the four days, Joanna played a vital role in ensuring everyone was nourished, cared for and able to enjoy food that loved them back. This meant they could relax into the deep and important work of the retreat. I can’t recommend Jo enough and I’ve already booked her services for next year’s Sacred Rascals!"
–Sas Petherick, Coach & Mentor