Meet the founder
Samantha Gowing
Dip.Hlth.Sci.Nut; ATMS; LCBMGastTour

Sam is an award-winning clinical nutritionist who put the ‘food as medicine’ concept on the map in Australia with her combined expertise in nutrition, fine dining and business. She has devoted her 35 year career to improving people’s health and wellbeing as a chef,clinical nutritionist, teacher and wellness business mentor.
With a Masters in Gastronomic Tourism from Le Cordon Bleu, a Diploma of Health Science, Nutrition and wisdom gained from Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Sam’s influence is respected among healthy lifestyle audiences worldwide. 
A former Melbourne hotelier and chef hat-winning restaurateur before turning her heart and mind to food as medicine, Sam is also a keynote speaker and wellness authority, and author of The Healing Feeling, a beautifully written compendium of recipes, personal stories and teachings.
Sam’s courses are designed to help you pave a healthier pathway to the enjoyment of nutritious food – incorporating the ancient wisdom of the medicinal approach to the healing power of food – while having some cheeky fun along the way!

Intention

“My vision is to radiate global awareness through my mentoring, coaching and culinary programs so as to empower others by cultivating their effective motivational mindset so they may enjoy the power of positive energy as a vital healing force to reunite family, restore community and improve planetary health.”

Chef Samantha Gowing

A trailblazing culinary visionary with a unique journey in the world of gastronomy and wellness. With her extensive background in health science and gastronomic tourism, Chef Samantha Gowing has been a pioneer in promoting the fusion of delicious, nutritious cuisine long before it became a popular trend.

About the region

Byron Bay, nestled on the eastern coast of Australia, is a captivating gem renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, vibrant culture, and laid-back atmosphere. This coastal town, situated in New South Wales, holds a magnetic charm that attracts visitors from all corners of the globe.
With its pristine beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, Byron Bay is a haven for surfers, sun-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. The crystal-clear waters offer the perfect playground for swimming, surfing, kayaking, and whale watching during the migration season.
Beyond its stunning coastline, Byron Bay is surrounded by lush hinterland dotted with rolling hills, verdant rainforests and cascading waterfalls. Adventurers can explore the hinterland through scenic hikes, bike rides, or by taking a leisurely drive along winding roads that lead to quaint villages and panoramic lookout points.
The town itself exudes a bohemian vibe, with eclectic shops, vibrant markets, and an array of health-conscious cafes and restaurants lining the streets. Art galleries and craft markets showcase the talents of local artisans, while live music performances and cultural events add to the town’s vibrant tapestry.
Byron Bay also holds a spiritual allure, drawing yoga enthusiasts, wellness seekers and those in search of holistic healing practices. The town is home to numerous wellness retreats, yoga studios, and meditation centers, offering rejuvenation and relaxation amidst serene surroundings.
With its unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and bohemian spirit, Byron Bay captivates the hearts of all who visit, leaving an indelible impression and a desire to return time and time again.