Same Same, but Plant-Based
Vegan Café? Cooking Studio? Niche Catering? Personal Chef? Yacht chef? Take a week to visualize, develop and evaluate your project.
We offer a package including Cooking & Coaching. Start your day with a cooking classe, later on work on your project. Or bring your partner in crime, let him the cooking and do the business part ^^
COOKING + COACHING
Your Project starts here!
Blue Lotus being specialized in plant-based cuisine, this training has been designed especially for plant-centered projects. The coaching lectures are based on the case-study of a Vegan Café.
EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT & ENJOY
in a peaceful lush garden resort
Blue Lotus is located in the Evason Hua Hin Resort, next to the small village of Pak Nam Pran on the Gulf of Siam (at the south of Bangkok) in Thailand. The resort is the perfect location to disconnect, relax and see things differently.
Our Cooking classes:
The Blue Lotus Café Podcast
a series of conversations with Ivor Madžar on plant-based cuisine, active lifestyle, self-development, business coaching and some news from the bubbling vegan world...
• Plant-Based Speciality Cuisine
• SOUL Plant Food
• Pure & Simple WFPB lifestyle
• Time Restricted Eating
• Fit After 40
• 5-DAYTOX Challenge
• Blue Zones
• Cultivating Mindsets
• Instructor Mindset
• Artisan Mindset
• Write Your Manifesto
• 4 Agreements, book
• Essentialism, book
• Personal KAIZEN
• Personal KANBAN
• Organic Growth on Instagram
• Opening a Cooking Studio
• Set your Price as a Freelancer
• Food Costing as a Chef
• The Vegan Gold Rush
• Business Opportunities beyond opening a Café
• Why Positive Cash Flow Model?
Articles and cooking books
I follow my curiosity on Lifestyle Design, Project Coaching, Personal Kaizen and Project Management, Plant-based Cuisine, Nomadic life...
Livres de Cuisine
Mes livres sont des ouvrages de cuisine 100% végétale et sans gluten, publiés aux éditions La Plage (Paris).
Cette belle aventure a commencé avec Secrets d'endurance, il y a près de 6 ans, puis Protéines Vertes, enfin plus récemment Le Grand Livre de la Cuisine Crue.
Je souhaite poursuivre l'aventure et continuer à explorer les thèmes autour d'un style de vie actif, d'une cuisine 100% végétale, pure et simple, colorée et créative.
N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour des projets d'éditions.
early Time-Restricted Eating
Questioning more WHEN you are eating and less WHAT
Time Restricted Eating? or T.R.E.
is a form of intermittent fasting, also known as "16:8" for 16 hours of fasting, 8 hours to eat.
Stop counting calories to simply count the hours.
The idea is to ask yourself « when » to eat more than « what » to eat.
To start: eat within a 10-hour window and fast the remaining 14 hours.
The idea behind TRE is related to the research on the circadian rhythm (24h solar cycle) and how it affects the body’s metabolism, thermoregulation, hormonal cycles and immune system...
Satchin Panda from the Salk Institute explains that « humans’ circadian rhythm is not designed for a world with 24–7 access to food. If you’re eating all the time, it messes up that pattern. » @SatchinPanda
« Instead of focusing so much on what we eat, we should pay more attention to when we eat »... « We evolved to consume food according to the 24-hour solar cycle.
For humans, this rhythm involves eating during the day and sleeping after sunset. »
For more on TRE
• Read the article on MEDIUM about my experience: What did I learn from 2 years of practicing time restricted eating
• Flick through The inconvenient truth of early Time Restricted Eating
• Listen to the episode of Blue Lotus Café podcast on Time restricted Eating
• Watch a short video on early TRE by Dr Greger (Nutrition facts)
Project Coach • Simplifier, Planner & Fixer • Director of Education at Blue Lotus Hua Hin
From Hacking Games to Project Management
and eventually Training & Teaching...
Very early I got attracted if not fascinated by computers and went from hacking video games and learning english along the way to start working in my twenties as software developer and database architect. As the internet wave hit Europe, I quickly became web project manager and game designer.
For the past 20 years, I worked as a freelance project manager and consultant using agile methods for web development, game design and digital production. I have a Master of Science degree, in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a specialization in Project Management. I have been teaching project management, agile methods and creative design as a guest lecturer for 10 years in France (Master of Video Games), the Netherlands (Utrecht School of Arts) and Singapore (Ngee Ann Polytechnics).
Plant-Based is a Speciality Cuisine
As an avid-trail-runner, I started by experimenting plant-based food for active people.
While running a cooking studio in Haarlem, I wrote 12 books on plant-based cuisine and explored the emerging vegan scene in The Netherlands, France, California, Croatia and España...
I work on and promote Plant-Based as a NEW Speciality Cuisine.
From Project Consulting to Coaching
and Director of Education at Blue Lotus Hua Hin
I worked as Executive Chef & Project Manager to launch Yi Athens Raw Vegan Café in Greece, MK Culinary Academy in Thailand and TOM's Juice Bar in St Barth and as a consultant for Apollo Group to develop plant-based cuisine on board of Oceania and Regent Cruises.
I am the Director of Education at Blue Lotus in Thailand, which means (in no particular order): Project Management • Team Management & Coaching • Business Development • Quality Control • Communication Plan • Teaching & Coaching • Problem Solving • Curriculum Development: Pure Energy, Green Thai Cuisine, Chef's Training, Instructor Training + Business Coaching.
Project Coaching for passionate people
«I saw quite some failures, especially small businesses, in the emerging plant-based food sector. It’s not enough "to be plant-based". On top of your talent, hard-work and enduring motivation, you need some essential management skills and business understanding in order to develop an economically viable project.»
I coach people on a project. I am not a life coach. I help people developing ideas into sustainable projects.