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Culinary wellness guru and social media star, Bettina Campolucci Bordi is world-renowned for her wholesome, colourful and internationally-inspired cooking.
With a strong social media following of nearly 150k, Bettina has published two successful cookbooks. Happy Food and 7 Day Vegan Challenge both offer vibrant and delicious, yet unusually accessible plant-based recipes. With a Norwegian father and Bulgarian/Danish mother, and time spent living in Tanzania, Sweden, Holland, Spain and the UK, Bettina’s recipes are noticeably international and outward-facing.
The self-taught chef’s ethos focuses on sustainability. Consuming a predominantly plant-based diet herself (around 70%), Bettina is a passionate advocate of plant foods and the goodness they can bring to your diet and wellbeing. Through her cookbooks, online content, Wellness Retreats and Chef Academies, Bettina teaches the basic principles of incorporating plant foods, seasonality and local produce into our diets. A space taken over by confusing statistics and misleading brands, Bettina’s goal is to make eating more sustainably more accessible (and delicious!) for all.
Bettina turned to a plant-based diet having been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis. Just 6 months after learning that she would likely never conceive, Bettina and her husband, Roberto, found out that they were expecting. For Bettina, therefore the benefits of plant-based cooking know no bounds. The chef attributes the birth of her daughter to a number of lifestyle changes, including a plant-based diet, but her passion for the cuisine also led her to fulfil her lifelong ambition of becoming a full-time chef.