• My Articles & my Books

    My articles are available in English and my cooking books in French

    Plant-Based Cuisine

     

    Plant-Based Cuisine, a new Speciality?  Why talking about plant-based cuisine and not vegan food?

     

    What did I learn from 2 years of practicing Time Restricted Eating? TRE is a form of intermittent fasting also known as « IF 16:8 ».

     

    Pure & Simple Plant Food, a manifesto

    La Palma, Nomads & Trail

     

    La Palma, a peaceful oasis for creative nomads?

     

    The major trails to explore La Palma. The island, who used to be known for stargazing, hiking and mountain biking, became in the recent years a true hotspot for trail-running.

    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.

  • What? Where? Now...

    What I am doing now? and Where?

    What?

    From May to October 2019, I am living in the small village of Pak Nam Pran in Thailand.

     

    Where I am teaching and coaching at Blue Lotus Hua Hin, the learning center for plant-based cuisine.

     

    Tune in on the Blue Lotus Café Podcast!

     

    More on Blue Lotus bellow

     

    Check our work at:

    IG/@bluelotushuahin

    Where?

    Blue Lotus is located in the Evason Hua Hin resort, a peaceful tropical garden resort on the Gulf of Siam.

     

    Have a look at Blue Lotus Hua Hin

     

    When I am not in Thailand, I am hiding on a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic.

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    A Weekly Dose of Inspiration

  • 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 info@bluelotushuahin.com

  • Christophe Berg

    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 raw vegan scene in California, Croatia and España...

    Teaching, Coaching and Consulting

     

    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 failures in the emerging plant-based food sector. It’s unfortunately not enough anymore "to be plant-based". On top of your 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»

  • 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.

     

    Check our work at:

    IG/@bluelotushuahin

     

    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 info@bluelotushuahin.com

    Our curriculum

    Speciality Courses

    Advanced Level Courses

    Weekend Intensives

    • Pure Energy
    • Green Thai
    • Bakery Café
  • Catch Me if You Can on Social Media...

    I am mostly active on IG, publish articles on MEDIUM and connect via Linkedin.

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  • Let's talk

    You can reach me by email, Skype or WhatsApp.

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    Calle Del Puerto 6
    Tazacorte, La Palma, Spain
    +34 651 015 550
  • La Palma, a Trail-Running Destination

    The small volcanic island is a true hotspot for outdoor sports.

    Trail-running Hotspot

    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.

     

    Read "La Palma, a peaceful oasis for creative nomads?"

    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.