I first came to Byron in 1990 with one of my best friends. I fell in love with Byron instantly, I felt at home here in the hippy rainbow region with my bare feet and I was free to be my weird and wacky self. My favourite thing was all the vegetarian cafes and vegan food options in the area. If I wasn't at the beach or a yoga class, or giving a massage, I was at one of the cafes eating! Then I met Caspar in 1997. He was passing through Byron and he was vegan too. Vegan was pretty rare back then and a vegan man was particularly unusual. I tempted him with food, cooking for him at a full moon dinner party I was having at my place with a few friends. His visa ran out and a few months later I chased him over to England on a one way ticket. We lived in Europe for 5 years. I worked in the Famous vegetarian and vegan cafe in Brighton, Food for Friends as a cook. I was the only vegan cook in a kitchen of 9 chefs. I learnt how to cook for 200-300 people every day. I could actually get inside the large saucepans! We returned from Europe to Byron in 2003 and I began catering for retreats and cooking in cafes. The retreat business grew organically (excuse the pun) into our catering company Organic Passion Catering. We love to showcase amazing fresh organic produce and how diverse and interesting vegan food can be. Our passion for food, the ethics of food; local, organic produce that is seasonal and super fresh is our main focus. Food brings people together and we can celebrate this basic human need without harming animals or the earth.