“Hello there! I’m Norelle and I am part of the Kitchen Alchemy Team. I am a wife and mother to two energetic, imaginative, wonderful children. My interest in food was sparked at an early age as my father, a chef, taught me the importance of honest, fresh food, eaten together. It was while studying for my degree in psychology that the lessons learned from my father were developed. I became increasingly interested in the key role that food plays in maintaining mental wellbeing. From the physical implications of what we put into our bodies, to the connections that are forged over the dinner table, food is not and should not be simply fuel. The food we eat sculpts our bodies, our minds, our relationships and our society in numerous intricate and interconnected ways. The Alchemist’s Kitchen is dedicated to making every stage in the process of eating a positive one. From the ethically sourced products we use, to the smile on your face as you enjoy something delicious! This is food for complete wellness, individually, socially and globally.”
Hi, I am Ruth and I am one half of the Kitchen Team. I am a mother, a woman, a partner, a student, a business woman and so much more. Having been brought up with meals and bread and pies and cakes made from scratch at home, the importance and deliciousness of healthy, homemade food has been engrained in my mind.
I understand fully the link between diet and physical & mental wellbeing. I have worked with homeless women, many of whom had mental illness; I have watched friends and family members with mental illness. This personal experience has led me into studying nutrition which I am currently doing. I already have a degree in Sociology and I am passionate about fighting injustice of any kind, on a local and global level. On that note I never thought food would be my career but it makes so much sense now The Alchemist’s Kitchen is in existence.
I have come to realise that the politics of the global food industry is part of the web of inequality and injustice around the world! Every choice we make as food consumers affects the food suppliers, the environment and our health. We can choose to buy fairly or not. Ethically or not. Healthily or not. We can help keep poor people poor and accept poor quality food or we can use our voice and power to quite literally change the world! The Alchemist’s Kitchen has a voice and consumer power and we use it.
Norelle and I combine our academic knowledge of Sociology, Psychology and Nutrition with our passion for global wellbeing and love of good food to bring to you The Alchemist’s Kitchen – our contribution to the revolution!!!