Beautiful moments, meaningful connections, being present, delicious food, compassion and kindness.
This is what life is all about. Thank you The Vegan Italian Kitchen for being a gracious and wonderful host.
What you did for us this weekend was unforgettable and magical.
-Michelle, Food Lovers Retreat
Why you will love this retreat
The retreat includes
2 Nights in 4-star accommodation.
Hands-on cooking workshops, including homemade pasta and sauces and sweets.
All delicious vegan meals and drinks (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, supper).
We will be cooking up a storm every day and enjoying the fruits of our labour for many of our meals. So you must enjoy cooking (or have a desire to learn how to cook vegan food).
Tea ceremony meditation.
Food memoir connection.
Chocolate mindfulness session.
Spa pamper night, including making DIY beauty products.
Fun ‘Masterchef’ challenge.
Connecting with new people.
Relaxation, inspiration, indulgence, fun.
Discussions, insights and socialising over a cuppas or perhaps a glass a vino!
Take home goody-bag. Recipes from the weekend included.
Mountains of food and laughter.
Cooking tips and consultation.
Bring your cooking questions and Nadia will answer them (and provide you the information after the class). We may even get to have some impromptu cooking sessions.
Time for you to relax and flow.
This retreat is about connecting to our joy, our shared love of food, simple pleasures, creativity, filling our heart and soul and enjoying wonderful company.
Reconnect with what you love and cherish. Leave with your heart filled to the brim!
THE NITTY GRITTY
PRICES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE
(per person, including 2 nights accommodation, all meals, classes and activities).
Shared room (great for friends!)
Some single rooms available
from $699 EARLY BIRD
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
(location announced soon)
Please note that by booking you knowledge that this is non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend, you may transfer the ticket onto someone else.
In the unlikely event we cancel the retreat you will be refunded fully.
Limited places available. However the retreat must reach a minimum number of participants in order to go ahead.
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Become a pasta maestra
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Meet your host
Nadia first went vegan in 2001 and loves to share her passion for recreating Italian classics through The Vegan Italian Kitchen. In early 2019, she published her cookbook Discovering Vegan Italian. She has also just returned from 3 months in Italy, learning about regional vegan Italian cuisine. Nadia’s greatest inspiration in the kitchen (apart from her big appetite) is her Italian heritage; her father was born in the small southern Italian village of Molinara in the Campania region. She runs cooking classes, is a presenter, food consultant and has been featured on ABC and 3AW radio stations. Nadia has written articles on Italian food and vegan travel for Nourish, The Australian Vegan Magazine, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine and Segmento magazines and Vegan Travel. In 2018, Nadia competed in Season 2 of the SBS reality TV program The Chefs’ Line where she cooked up a storm with her vegan Eggplant Parmigiana for Italian Week. Alongside The Vegan Italian Kitchen, Nadia is also a school teacher, published playwright, poet and actress.
Nadia has created this retreat to bring like-minded women together, to share in the love of food and cooking, in an inspiring and creative space. What she is most passionate about is designing food experiences that create connection, warmth, discussion, joy and hospitality.
Michelle / Food Lovers Retreat
Thank you for this great retreat Nadia! Filled with laughter, relaxation, amazing cooking and lots of eating. I did not expect to meet a bunch of adventurous and hilarious women. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion and bringing out the best in us.
Fiona / Food Lovers Retreat
Nadia, thank you. What a beautiful space you created for us to dive deep into this delicious food journey. You will always hold a special place in my heart for gifting us this beautiful experience.
Tess / Food Lovers Retreat
Thanks once again to our 'hostess with the mostess' Nadia for a truly memorable weekend...Your warm, welcoming and gentle way with everyone is quite unique, and you were the perfect hostess for the retreat.
Constance / Vegan Italian Cooking Class
The day was such a “jewel” ( women, food, ambience, values). Tonight I made more pizza & pasta, last night I duplicated the frittata with silver beet. The tiramisu was delicious! Mille Grazie
Laura / Vegan Italian Cooking Class