Sharing the spirit of good food
Gowings Food Health Wealth is a global wellness solutions company founded by Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef and Clinical Nutritionist Samantha Gowing in 2000. Based in the stunning beachside town of Byron Bay Samantha teaches participants to embrace all things healthy in her hands-on Food as Medicine workshops and executive Surf Spa Food events. She creates her signature culinary programs for luxury hotels, spas and health retreats worldwide. Sam’s dynamic, disruptive mentoring programs help food and health entrepreneurs by utilising her proven marketing methods of Wellness Business Solutions. Download Sam’s Bio
Master Gastronomic Tourism – Le Cordon Bleu 2015
Diploma Health Science, Nutrition – Endeavour College 2003
Australian Traditional Medicine Society – Since 2002
Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing put food as medicine
on the map in Australia by using her unique blend of nutrition, fine dining and business expertise. Sam has worked for nearly 20 years with people all over the world on improving their health and wellbeing as Australia’s leading spa chef and an award-winning clinical nutritionist. She is renowned for her nutritional wisdom – and for being a powerful influencer among healthy lifestyle audiences. Her Byron Bay Cooking School and global wellness company Gowings Food Health Wealth creates culinary programs for luxury hotels, spas and health retreats worldwide. FHW offers dynamic wellness business solutions that help food and health entrepreneurs create successful and sustainable businesses and has paved the way for the new genre of wellness enthusiasts since 2000.
Sam is a former hotelier and chef hat-winning restaurateur who loved life at the helm of legendary Gowings Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood before turning her heart and mind to food as medicine to become a clinical nutritionist, executive chef, keynote speaker and wellness authority. She holds a Diploma of Health Science, Nutrition (2003); and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. She has certified with Chinese medicine master, Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods (2010) and holds a Masters degree in Gastronomic Tourism at Le Cordon Bleu (2015).
Her first book The Healing Feeling, represents her life work and passion for spreading the health and wellness word in a way that’s fun and accessible. Across 143 beautifully designed colour pages Samantha shares not only her health-giving recipes and remedies but also her engaging personal stories and extensive knowledge of nutrition and Chinese medicine. All done with her trademark great humour and word play. When she is not in the kitchen or the ocean, she mentors like-minded whippersnappers who have a yearning for all things well and healthy in business. Download Sam’s Bio
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 renew planetary health.
"The woman is a culinary genius – and so knowledgeable about food. The dishes she creates not only taste amazing, but they all serve a particular purpose for your body. Someone I love, admire and have so much respect for."
“I had the good fortune of stumbling across Sam Gowing back in 2002. Since then, whenever I’m run down, flat out, over-roasted, or in need to some professional “energy support”, she is the one I call. She always sets me back on the path to good health, and manages to do so in a way that makes food sexy, and exercise delightful. She has a big heart, and this makes her the real deal. I love her way.”
"Samantha Gowing showed me a few things I didn’t know for which I am most grateful. She’s a great teacher, fun to work with and she gets results. Thanks Samantha!”
“Sam Gowing is Australia’s spa cuisine guru. She is a font of wisdom when it comes to tasty, healthy eating!”
“With the increasing demand for beautifully prepared, healthy food and the escalating global health issues, Vue de monde enjoys a nurturing nutritional alliance with Samantha Gowing. This combined with thirty years experience in hospitality and the corporate arena makes her a true champion of balanced living!”
"Samantha Gowing is a culinary pioneer for the spa and wellness industry. She offers the complete wellness solution for luxury hotels and spa’s, bringing together her global experience as a chef, a keen business acumen and her training in natural medicine. Her energy and passion is evident whether she is on stage, mentoring one to one or designing a creative gastronomic menu. Sam is definitely Australia’s leading spa chef!"
Spa Wellness Consulting
"Starting up a new business can make your world spin off its axis. Fortunately for me, Sam's come along and brought some sanity in my business life. She is there on the other side of the receiver answering my questions with workable solutions. invaluable input when you need it most."
"What I love most is that she was able to talk to me in my own language. She took all her knowledge of systems, marketing funnels, premium clients, pricing, blogging, newsletters and the most current software knowledge of the time and translated it into Keri. She gave me the practical skills that I SO desperately needed but also a warm loving kick up the base chakra to believe in myself and have fun whilst I kicked my goals.”
"Sam Gowing is a wonderful blend of straight talking Aussie, well-travelled chef and wellness loving yogi. Just my kind of lady! Just what I need in a business mentor."
"Sam Gowing is the fairy god mother of the food, health, and wellness industry. Not only does she embody wisdom and have stellar experience, she also knows exactly how to help raise you (and your business) from servant to your trade to the belle of the ball! All of this and more packaged into a gorgeous, caring and gracious soul."
"Inspiring. Empowering. Hilarious & Entertaining. Be it speaking to international heavyweights in the spa and food industry or helping the next up and coming cafe, restaurant or health practitioner, Sam Gowing is an incredible mentor with a wealth of experience, wisdom and the all-too-rare common sense. There is no one else like Sam; she truly is the Queen of Conscious Cuisine!"
"Splendour Day 1: Compliments to the Chef"
Hop Hop Artist
Samantha Gowing’s warmth, extensive food knowledge and sense of fun is always a crowd pleaser, which is why she has become a favourite for community food shows. Sam’s also a great MC with a heart of gold, a cheeky wit and a head full of amazing information that she is happy to share with great style.