Hire me as your chef!

I cook delicious, wholesome foods at retreats & events.


I’m available to cook at retreats and events in Ireland and abroad. I cook delicious and wholesome dishes that will make you feel nourished from the inside out. My menus are based on the time of year, what’s growing locally and take the schedule and the activities of the group into consideration.

I can cater to any dietary requirements or requests you or your guests may have. Detailed menus are available on request.

I’m now taking bookings for 2017!


Kind Words From My Clients

Susan Hyatt | The Chopping Board

"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 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


"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, Owner The Yoga Gym

Sample Menus


  • Homemade granola with seeds and fruit
  • Spring onion, peas and ham frittata
  • Fruit smoothies & juices
  • Bacon & tomato omelette with mushroom a la creme


  • Homemade seasonal soup
  • Potato salad with spring onion
  • Apple, walnut & roquefort salad
  • Garlic & chilli chicken tenders with homemade tomato mayonnaise


  • Asian-marinated salmon
  • Apricot & pistachio couscous
  • Mange-tout & green bean salad
  • Glazed carrots with mint
I don’t think any day is worth living without thinking about what you’re going to eat next at all times.
— Nora Ephron