“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.
Byron Bay Private Chef & Catering
TripAdvisor review “I 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
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
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
“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
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.
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.”
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
“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
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
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.
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