Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing


“Sam Gowing is Australia’s spa cuisine guru.
She is a font of wisdom when it comes to tasty, healthy eating!”
– Matt Preston

Welcome to the ultimate lesson in health and wellness, as taught by Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef and Clinical Nutritionist, Samantha Gowing. At her Byron Bay Cooking School, national and international events Samantha and her inspiring team teach participants to embrace all things healthy in hands-on private and corporate workshops. With amateur chefs to discover the secret to her food as medicine philosophy, Samantha’s classes deliver an experience like no other. Promising to leave participants aglow with abundant healthy recipes and lifestyle tips to take home, our events are a must-do for those seeking food for the soul.
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Byron Bay Private Chef & Catering

TripAdvisor reviewI was referred to Chef Sam Gowing by the great team at 100 mile table and my expectation where set high! From the moment of contact with Sam I knew immediately that my hopes for my event would be delivered in an exquisite fashion. Sam curated a beautiful menu that incorporates fresh seafood, slow cooked meats, scrumptious sides and what was promised to be divinely served. Fast forward a few months later and a few quick emails between Sam and myself and we found ourselves celebrating the success of the welcome dinner for my 30th birthday for my nearest and dearest. Sam and her team delivered beyond incredible service, the food was second to none and my guests where blown away by the hospitality shown by Sam and her stellar team!” – MK

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Byron Bay Cooking School

Book a private or group Masterclass in Byron Bay!! Group classes start from $195 per person, minimum 4 people. Short notice bookings welcome. Using her unique blend of nutrition, fine dining and business expertise Sam help put ‘food as medicine’ on the map in Australia. She is Australia’s top spa chef, renowned for her nutritional wisdom, and teaches private classes and hosts large corporate team building events. TripAdvisor

Masterclasses

Big city classes roll out every few months either at dedicated cooking schools or private homes Australia wide. Taught by Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef and Clinical Nutritionist Samantha Gowing, Byron Bay Cooking School’s classes are next level. Her knowledge, expertise, global CV and decades-long culinary experience has set the benchmark in Byron. An authentic, engaging and interactive experience that’s not to be missed.These classes are interactive and suitable for the absolute beginner through to the home pro, includes at least eight recipes, a sit down feast with a glass of wine and comprehensive PDF recipe booklets. Ask us about hosting your next product launch, Ladies Lunch or corporate event. Download Info Sheet

Corporate Events

“It was such a thrill to cook with Samantha and her team, the format and menu complemented the theme of our 3 day event so well and provided my guests with a great, nourishing lunch and educational experience. The client (Ole Henriksen, above) who had travelled internationally was so impressed by the execution that he is looking for a way to deliver the same format across his other international events. From the bump in process, everything was seamless and was beautifully displayed” – Hannah O’Loughlin, One Daydream PR

Team Building

Plate up your workmates and blend your business besties together for an unforgettable team building event.  Based in stunning Byron Bay, the Raw & Peace Team Building event teaches participants to embrace all things seasonal & local. As part of your experience we will guide your teams through a series of healthy cooking demonstrations, hands on challenges and tempt you with tantalising tastings. We guarantee to leave you feeling both inspired and motivated to stay on the path to wellness and maximum good health.

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Personal Chef

We cater for private events, small gatherings and specialise in celebratory feasts for the entertainers who pass through Byron Bay for independent shows, end of tour celebrations and festivals including Splendour and Bluesfest.

“Lovely Sam came to our home with all her scrumptious ingredients, an infectious smile and warm spirit. The meal she cooked for us was so delicious, made with love and much more than we could possibly finish. Thai style poached chicken that melted in the mouth, fillet steak tender and tasty then a host of wonderfully colourful healthy and delicious salads warm and cold. We will definitely ask Sam to come back and prepare a meal for us again. She is a gift. Thank you Sam.”

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Private Tuition

Take a solo journey from mystery to mastery as you learn the secrets of food as medicine. You’ll discover how to heal your digestion, create healthy recipes and understand the healing properties of food. You’ll also learn knife skills, food handling and safety, storage and shopping tips and tricks.

“I was planning a trip to Australia to visit family in Darwin. Knowing it was a long journey i wanted to make the most of my time over the other side of the world from Wales and create some time by myself. I googled three of my top interests – surfing, spa treatments and cooking – in an area which looked stunning on Instagram – Byron Bay. I found Sam! We arranged a Skype call and when I said I was interested in Ayurveda as well as healthy living she promised me we would touch on that with the selection of spa treatments and underlying through the recipes we cooked. What a find! It was obviously meant to be.” Lucy Fairclough TripAdvisor 

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“Sam Gowing is Australia’s spa cuisine guru. She is a font of wisdom when it comes to tasty, healthy eating!”
– Matt Preston

Join Sam for a journey into the secret life of food.

“I’ve been teaching Food as Medicine in my popular cooking school for almost 20 years so it’s no wonder that the individually tailored private classes and public masterclasses are highly sought after. Exclusive private organic cooking classes are available Australia wide. Corporate Cook Offs are a speciality and keep an eye out for Byron Bay pop up cooking classes.” Cook Well, Sam.

Masterclasses happen every few months in capital cities around Australia, so keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for updates. Prices start from $195pp for a minimum of four people in our Byron Bay kitchen, and from $275pp for a hands-on masterclass at our city locations, depending on the program. Gift Vouchers available, email here

“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.” Anne Briggs, Northern Rivers Food 

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"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."
Jess Ainscough
“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.”
Clare Bowditch
"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!”
Ita Buttrose
AO, OBE
“Sam Gowing is Australia’s spa cuisine guru. She is a font of wisdom when it comes to tasty, healthy eating!”
Matt Preston
“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!”
Shannon Bennett
"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!"
Sonja Sorich
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."
Cinzia Cozzolino
"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.”
Keri Kreiger
"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."
Judy Plath
Nourish Cafe
"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."
Carrie Thomson-Casey
"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!"
Marcus Pearce
"Splendour Day 1: Compliments to the Chef"
Illy
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.
Anne Briggs
Sam talked me through the bigger picture, giving me clarity not only of my goals but importantly for me clarity on the now. Love the life you live as each day is an important moment in your personal journey and reaching the goals you set. Sam’s wealth of knowledge, experience, along with her generosity of spirit make her a natural mentor. She doesn’t gloss over the difficulties that you may be experiencing, but is able to provide another view that has helped me make decisions I had been putting off, in doing so I’ve cleared the path of blockers and created space for positive outcomes.
Robyn Nowell
Author & Founder / Robyn's Seasonal Kitchen
Sam created a phenomenal experience for my leadership team of 11 Regional Managers in our Byron Bay 3 day retreat offsite. Sam gathered all of our various nutrition requests from sensitivities and vegan, to the most random food concerns, she was able to cater to all of our needs, and the food tasted absolutely delicious! The food was healthy, delicious and we were left feeling full and nourished every day. The experience her and her team created was seamless, and her agility to respond to time changes and move with our daily regime was easy and flawless. I would recommend Sam for any food experiences in the future.
Alex Shaughnessy
Director Retail & Community AUNZ / Lululemon
‘I had the absolute pleasure of attending my first cooking class with the lovely Chef Sam Gowing. A few years back I never would have dreamt that I would be so lucky to be working with such amazing people and discovering my passion for food. There was a week back in 2016 where I made up a bunch of fried rice and that’s all I ate for a whole week. Like we’re talking breakfast, lunch and dinner I had no idea about cooking (clearly) and wasn’t interested in learning about what I was putting into my body. Fast forward 3 years and I've got the privilege of learning from the best’ - Stacey Allen, MKR 
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About Food Health Wealth 

Gowings Food Health Wealth is a global wellness solutions company founded Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef and Clinical Nutritionist Samantha Gowing in 2000. Based in the stunning Australian 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.

Food as Medicine Cooking Classes

Le Cordon Bleu Master Chef Samantha Gowing (Dip.Hlth.Sci.-Nut; LCBMGastTour) help put food as medicine on the map by using her unique blend of award-winning clinical nutrition, fine dining and business expertise. Her classes are hilarious, informative and delicious! Find A Class

Resort and Spa Consulting

As Australia's Spa Cuisine Guru, Sam handcrafts menus and bakes kitchen systems that service the global wellness tourism marketplace & the booming arena of luxury lifestyle retreats, clean eating restaurants, health spas and beach resorts. Visit Resorts

Executive Team Building Events

Sam has been teaching food as medicine in her popular cooking classes and onsite corporate events for more than fifteen years. Competitive, executive master chef challenges bring work teams together in a fun and educational environment. Watch Video

Mentoring Programs

Whether you're a startup business, health practitioner, chef, author or cyber warrior, Sam's proven wellness business mentoring programs help food and health professionals become entrepreneurs and much happier business people. FREE Discovery Session.

Conference Speaker

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 in health and nutrition, wisdom and the all-too-rare common sense. Watch Sam

Product Development

As an avid whole food forecaster, Sam can help you develop, create and invent unique recipes and nutrition products anticipating trends and getting them on the shelves ahead of the rest. View Products

CANCELLATION POLICY
Gowings Food Health Wealth reserves the right to alter, amend or cancel all or any of the arrangements contained within events, cooking classes and mentoring programs. No refunds. A replacement may be nominated. Gowings Food Health Wealth cannot accept responsibility for students or delegates’ late transport arrivals or non arrivals due to delays.
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