"Francesca brings out her delectable food from her heart. She cooks simple food from simple and pure ingredients creating utterly gorgeous and complex combinations. Her food is always a surprise and a delight. I could keep eating it endlessly and her having traveled away, I find myself still missing it from time to time. This was already three years ago and I can only imagine how amazing it is today."
Antii - Senjor Santa Clause's Elf in Lapland
"I met Francesca and ate her food during a week-long yoga holiday. I must say that her cooking was a real bonus to the holidays! Francesca is a sweet cheerful soul who cooks delicious and nutritious food. I truly hope to enjoy her company and tasty food on many more occasions!"
Anna Karina Sirkia - Yoga Teacher at Yoga One -Barcelona
" I can confirm that Francesca is one of the most creative and amazing vegetarian chefs out there! I highly recommend her, If she cooks for you, your people will leave your retreat in bliss."
Jonni-Lyn Friel - Jivamukti Yoga Teacher at Swaha Centre - Athens
"I enjoyed Francesca's cooking during an intense yoga retreat in Crete and her food remains one of my best memories of that week. I found the yoga very challenging and really looked forward to the two meals every day. The vegetarian food was always delicious, comforting and re-energizing, making me feel like I could get through the yoga week! I absolutely loved Francesca's cooking which felt full of sunshine, joy and kindness, just like her! She knows how to vary the meals so that every day feels interesting and she made us feel looked after, even spoiling us with delicious but healthy desserts. We all wanted to kidnap Francesca at the end of the week and get her to cook for us back home!"
Melanie Clissmann - Pranic Healer and Fashion Designer - Amsterdam
"France's as cooking is utterly delicious & healthy. You can taste the love! Don't hesitate to hire her!"
Anne-Louise Russel - Drama Producer and Yoga Instructor - Bristol
"Francesca doesn’t only nourish your body, but your soul too. Her splendid soul shines in every piece of her work. In every bite you not only feel the food: you feel the love."
Carolina Traverso - Mindfulness Teacher and Writer - Milan
"Working on an exclusive yoga retreat centre in Scotland with Francesca was a joy and privilege. Her peaceful flowing attitude enabled her to create light fresh inventive food for highly demanding hungry yogis! We had vast and varied breakfast choices and wholesome hearty soup, freshly made bread and interesting salads for lunch. We all looked forward to the dinner bell, where plates were met with contented sighs and silence! Francesca and her food are both yummy and delicious, maybe one day we'll work together again."
Sarah Phizacklea - Artist - Edimburgh
Francesca and her cooking is the real deal. She has a wealth of knowledge, vast talent and keen sensibility when it comes to delicious and healthy food. When considering the environment, availability, dietary needs, budget, health and balance, I would select Francesca as top pick. I have led yoga retreats all over the world, in all types of climates and locations and would vote Francesca as Top Chef. Her food is creative, beautifully presented and completely delicious. Aside from being a fantastic cook and a beautiful person, Francesca brings along an easeful professional presence and is fluent not only in several languages, but with all levels of guests and staff. I would have her as our yogini chef on all of my future retreats if that could be possible, and look forward to collaborating with her again and again.
Jen Warakomski - Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master Healer - New York City & Tuscany, Italy
Fran is like a magical kitchen fairy smelling the pots, sprinkling here and there, producing some extravagant delicacies as well as hearty and delicious ‘staples.’ She confidently knows her way around the kitchen and good ingredients which she can put to their best uses bringing out their flavour in true Italian style rather than covering, masking or creating a ‘mess of flavours.’ Fran cooked here years ago but even then could impressively put together a good balanced buffet so we imagine with more experience and her will to delight she is conjuring up ever more delicious fare.
Phil & Helen - Hosts at Yoga Rocks - Crete
When you try Francesca's food you realize that most of the things that we eat are so fake! Your taste starts a journey in the past , you rediscover a sensorial authentic world. That's why Francesca's food is like pure light delivered from the heart.
Hugo Ferrer - Author and Investor - Lanzarote
"Ah, Francesca's food ! Amatista's favourite chef ! All the guests love her and the excellent, natural, tasty, yummy meals that dance out of her kitchen - all prepared with so much love and calm experience. Its always an easy pleasure to have her here in the Retreat. Thank you Bella!" Zanna Barge - Owner at Amatista Retreat - Lanzarote
"We facilitated a week of Yoga and Sound Therapy around the Chakra Theme. Initially we communicated the idea of creating a simple menu everyday for each Chakra without any expectation. However we were so surprised by the vibrant colors, taste, creativity and freshness of the food produced by Francesca.Silvia and I highly recommend her not only for her brilliant cooking but also for her kind spirit, passion and honesty."
Otto Sound Therapy and InYogajoy - London
"Francesca our cook in the seminars and courses. She is organized, inspired by the love of cooking and caring for people. Her food is tasty, healthy creative very nutricious. People simply love it and is one of the highlights of our yoga courses. She is based in Lanzarote which is a blessing for us to count on her. A friend for some years and now part of our family in Casa El Morro."
Chris and Raquel - Owners at Casa El Morro - Lanzarote
Francesca has to be the best chef in Europe. We’re so lucky to have her. Her food tastes exquisite and she is able to cater for all palettes, including different styles of cuisine. Her mouthwatering recipes are not only delicious, yet presented beautifully. You just know the food has been prepared with love and care.
Ladan Soldani - Meditation and Yoga teacher - London
Francesca is an amazing chef, one of a kind. She always carries a smile on her face and you can feel the love for the people she cooks for. Her organic meals come in such a different variety , very tasty and nourishing at the same time! She pays attention to individual food intolerances, finds delicious alternatives and spoils you with a yummy dessert on the top of it! Thank you for nourishing my body, mind and soul during my community life in Lanzarote.