What am I doing Now and Where?
Teaching & Coaching at Blue Lotus
I am teaching and coaching at Blue Lotus Hua Hin, the learning center for plant-based cuisine , from May to October 2019.
Blue Lotus is located in the Evason Hua Hin resort, a peaceful tropical garden on the Gulf of Siam. The resort is located next to the small village of Pak Nam Pran in Thailand.
When I am not in Thailand, I am hiding on a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic.
Podcast episodes, articles and cooking books
The podcast and my articles are available in English,
my cooking books in French
The Blue Lotus Café PodCast
is a series of conversations on plant-based cuisine, plant strong lifestyle, self-development and some news on the bubbling vegan world :
• Plant-Based Speciality Cuisine
• SOUL Plant Food
• Pure & Simple WFPB lifestyle
• Time Restricted Eating
• Cultivating Mindsets
• Instructor Mindset
• Artisan Mindset
• Write Your Manifesto
• Personal KAIZEN
• 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?
Our Podcast is available on any platform including Apple
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.
Thinking of Starting Over?
Your next Project starts here!
BUSINESS COACHING PROGRAM
This coaching program is made for you to design, visualize, develop and evaluate your project.
Blue Lotus being specialized in plant-based cuisine, this training is more oriented to sustainable plant-centered businesses and projects. The week lectures are based on the case-study of a Vegan Café.
• Scheduled On Demand • Package including Tuition & Accommodation •
Arrival on Sunday afternoon,
Classes from Monday to Friday
Departure on Saturday morning.
More on Business Coaching
Imagine your next Project!
Thinking about launching, developing or transforming a project (from vegan café, private chef, cooking studio, catering to freelancing, consulting or coaching...)?
During this « sprint », you pick a project, brainstorm on solutions to map it out, understand key success factors, learn tools and helpful project management methods while visualizing your own idea.
EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT & ENJOY
in a peaceful lush garden resort
Evason Hua Hin Resort is the right location to disconnect, relax and see things differently. This week is some quality time dedicated to your craft. Take a moment to imagine, reflect and figure-out what's next.
For more information, check our Business Coaching advanced class
Tune in on the Blue Lotus Café Podcast!
Contact us at email@example.com
Director of Education @ Blue Lotus, Plant-Based Specialist & Project Manager
From Game Design to Project Management
and eventually 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 Cuisine is my Speciality
As an avid-trail-runner, I started by experimenting plant-based cuisine 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...
From Consulting to Coaching
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.
Currently, I am the Director of Education at Blue Lotus in Thailand.
«I saw quite some small business failures in this emerging plant-based food sector. It’s unfortunately not enough anymore "to be plant-based". On top of talent, hard-work and motivation, you need some essential management skills and business understanding in order to develop a sustainable project. I coach people to develop viable concepts aligned with their lifestyle»
More on my Nomadic Lifestyle
Experience Plant-Based Cuisine in Thailand
Blue Lotus Hua Hin • Asia's #1 Certificated Plant-Based Chef's Training
Learn Plant-Based Cuisine
Enjoy fresh local whole food, learn plant-based cuisine as well as some iconic Thai dishes made from scratch guided by trained and experienced chefs during hands-on in a professional kitchen to open your culinary palette to new techniques, ingredients and flavors.
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in a fully-immersive learning environment
Enjoy a unique campus-based learning and relaxing environment.
Forget the stress from the hectic city life! Get the most of this time to explore, have fun and experiment. Finally you are free to focus on your learning journey, your craft and your project.
You are a Yoga or Pilates Instructor or a retreat organizer looking for the perfect spot to organize your next wellness retreat? with some plant-based cooking workshops?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
La Palma, a Trail-Running Destination
The small volcanic island is a true hotspot for outdoor sports.
La Palma is one of the green paradises from the Canary Islands, the Spanish Archipelago in the Atlantic ocean.
The volcanic island has a series of peaks above 2000m of altitude with Roque Los Muchachos, the highest culminating at 2426 meters.
Each year in May the Transvulcania race attracts trail runners from all over the world.
The GR131 & Beyond...
Popularized by the Transvulcania, the GR 131 (70mk+) trail crosses the island on the Volcanic Route from Fuencaliente to Réfugio El Pilar, then on the Crest Trail up to Roque Los Muchachos and finally down to Puerto de Tazacorte with a cumulative elevation of 4400m.
Explore the major trails of La Palma (a trail-running guide).
Vertical & Brutal
In La Palma, a flat trail is just a fantasy that doesn't exist... It's all about elevation, vertical up-hills and crazy downhills on volcanic rocks.
Even the local race of Tazacorte, the "Paris Chiquito Trail" in just 19km has 2737 m of cumulative elevation (altitude max 1070m) including part of the Kilometer Vertical of the Transvulcania.
(C) Credits Photos Alexis Berg.
Perfect Training Spot
Tazacorte is a perfect spot for training with easy access to the main trails, a vertical kilometer and the sea to swim after a demanding run. Or, you can simply relax on the beach, enjoying the most pleasant weather year round, a sunny 20-24°C.
Questions? contact me.
Escape, Relax and Unwind
Studio with balcony and a view in sunny Tazacorte, La Palma, Canary Islands
Escape to a simple sunlit studio
where you can enjoy a glass of wine and a sunset sea view from the privacy of your own balcony.
Centrally located in the village of Tazacorte (the sunniest village of Europe, 20 to 24°C year round) and a short walk to the beach, this fully furnished apartment has just what you need so you can relax and unwind.
Fully Furnished Studio
living room with sofa-bed,
sliding door access to the balcony from the living-room,
balcony table and chairs,
WIFI (via Verimax)
bedroom with queen size bed, full-length stand-up mirror and wardrobe with hangers,
sliding door access to the balcony from the bedroom
bathroom with an Italian shower,
fully equipped kitchen (island with 2 bar stools, french coffee press, induction plate, toaster oven, dish ware),
laundry room on the rooftop,
free street parking across from the building.
Close to all services: banks, supermarkets, bars & restaurants, post office and public transportation.