Nourishing Nosh is a boutique cooking and nutrition school, that practises and encourages the consumption of delicious dishes made from sustainable, recognisable whole food.
Nourishing Nosh founder, Louise Edney is an accredited practising nutritionist, speaker, cooking teacher and whole foods caterer. Since starting Nourishing Nosh in 2012, she has provided nutritional and culinary inspiration to thousands of Sydney siders. She is especially passionate about empowering children and teenagers with the skills and knowledge to navigate the food system more empowered than previous generations. Louise's approach to nutrition and culinary education is fun, practical and real. Louise offers small group hands on cooking classes and private nutrition consults in Seaforth, school and corporate cooking classes, Sydney wide and she speaks at schools to parents, teachers and students.
Louise lives on the Northern Beaches with her husband and two teenage daughters. Her approach is practical, educational and fun! She has enjoyed cooking and eating her entire life and has joyfully turned hobby into career.
Louise's mission is to encourage people young and old to enjoy delicious, nutritious, conscious eating and the practise of cooking real food. "I want you to love spending time in the kitchen in meditative peace and creative chaos!"
Louise has a special interest in family and adolescent nutrition and helping people make peace with their plates.
She is serious about the provenance of food and advocates "voting with your food dollar" but she tries not to take it all too seriously. Open minded and completely approachable, Louise walks her talk and with 2 teenage daughters, understands the complexities of ensuring everyone eats to the best of their ability.
"It's important not to be too dictatorial about food or you can end up with disordered eating and find yourself in a whole world of pain. I've experienced this myself and see a lot of beautiful teenagers and 40+ year old women with disordered eating patterns. It can be quite debilitating and very stressful for those involved."
At Nourishing Nosh, they are passionate about real food and sensible nutrition. They have the education, experience and creative know how to help with all of your culinary endeavours from balancing your family's dietary health, to learning new cookery skills and creating divine dishes to catering for your party or event so you can relax and entertain your guests.
They believe that delicious, nutritious, conscious eating is for all occasions and that it is possible to eat on a more mindful level and meet nutritional & ethical needs without sacrificing taste & quality. (Don't be scared by that bold line - everything in moderation, including moderation.)
The philosophy behind the fabulous array of cooking classes and catering menus is delicious, nutritious, conscious eating. They want the food eaten by people to be loved by the people. They want this same food to nourish your bodies and minds and want you to be conscious about what, when and how you eat. That does not mean that you have to eat 100% nutrient dense biodynamic produce 24/7. In fact it's probably healthier in the long run to relax every now and again.
Taking food too seriously can become a chore and the enjoyment of sharing a simple meal with friends can become a minefield of dos and don'ts. Eating consciously is like meditating, you need to keep recentering and eat what makes you feel vibrant and energetic most of the time. BUT don't beat yourself up if a night out on the town tempts you to steer off course or God forbid eat a piece of chicken (of unknown origin). There is a fine balance and your sanity, at the end of the day, needs to reign.
Nourishing Nosh hosts a variety of traditional & contemporary cooking classes for the general public, companies and schools.
Our catering menus reflect this abundance of culinary choices.
Some classes are just plain fun and introduce you to the exotic cuisines of Cambodia, Laos, Vitenam, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. They are all nutritious and delicious and there is always discussion.
Other classes focus on fermented foods, vegetarian meals, gluten or dairy free cooking, healthy mid week meals or lunch boxes for kids.
Workshop style classes incorporate nutrition talks and tips and teach you how to prepare your grains and legumes, make fermented foods & breads.
In all classes, the consumption of real food is advocated including lots of fresh veggies, fruit, grass fed meat and wild fish, organic eggs and chicken, full cream dairy, nuts and seeds and some whole grains and legumes. We like the long population based studies that point to better health and longevity when a balanced real food diet is eaten.
Classes and workshops cover your choice of exotic cuisine, cookery skills and/ or wellness and nutrition information.
We focus on fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, wholegrains, sustainable seafood, organic eggs & chicken and grass fed, free range meats.
Corporate team building and staff development classes and workshops can take up to 30 people in Seaforth.
For larger numbers, your own venue or hired venues can be used.
Louise is a nutritionist, speaker, caterer and culinary educator who enjoys a vast array of cuisines. Some classes are more instructional than others and have a practical or nutritional focus to them. If you're wanting a class that is a little less educational and more fun focused, there are also many exotic cuisines to choose from.
Healthy eating and wellbeing programs for school students for enhanced health and vitality (years 7 - 12)
The GET NOURISHED programs focus on positive food and lifestyle habits and their impact on sleep, energy, mental health and wellbeing.
We work with you to design solutions to meet your students' (and staff's) goals and challenges.
We present a wide range of healthy eating and lifestyle presentations and workshops, including cooking demonstrations and tastings for
Get Nourished! Workplace Wellness
Get Nourished! Nutrition & Wellbeing Workshops are tailored to your specific workplace goals and areas of interest.
All sessions are practical and interactive, ensuring your teams are empowered to make small changes that offer big benefits.
Louise Edney is a qualified Nutritionist with training and presentation experience in the corporate arena. Louise is passionate about home cooking and healthy eating and the benefits that a whole food eating plan offers. Her presentations and workshops are educational, fun and interactive.
A delicious, Nourishing diet is the cornerstone to good health...
....yet many tend to place it a distant last on the priority list. We happily sign up for gym membership and personal trainers and embark on physical challenges such as marathons, tall peak climbs and multi kilometre ocean swims, often without a lot of thought to the burden this places on our bodies' nutrient requirements.
Good nutrition is performance enhancing, physically and mentally. It can make you feel vital and energised. Poor nutrition can make you feel sluggish, moody and flat.
Taking food too seriously can become a chore and the enjoyment of sharing a simple meal with friends can become a minefield of dos and don'ts. Eating consciously is like meditating, you need to keep recentering and eating what makes you feel vibrant and energetic most of the time. BUT don't beat yourself up if a night out on the town tempts you to steer off course or God forbid eat a piece of chicken (that's not necessarily organic - I struggle with this one!) There is a fine balance and your sanity, at the end of the day, needs to reign.
I am not a psychologist but am very conscious of the hazy area between knowing what to eat to fuel your body and mind emotionally and physically and using nutrition as a crutch for emotional and mental health issues. If you think you have an eating disorder, please contact a therapist immediately. If you'd like to chat to someone to confirm whether you need a therapist, please feel free to contact me for a free 10 minute chat. Recovery is possible. I have a referral network of fully qualified practitioners for when my skills require complimentary counselling and services as they always do with eating disorders.
At Nourishing Nosh Catering, we are passionate about delicious, nutritious, conscious eating. All Nourishing Nosh dishes are created with body and earth in mind, so you can relax in the knowledge that your catering will be good for you, your guests and the sustainability of the planet.
Every delectable morsel in this delicious boutique catering range is home made from the freshest quality ingredients. Menus are tailor made to suit taste and budget. (Mouth watering food can be provided to suit all dietary requirements.) The full canapé menu and prices are below...it takes a little time to load...sorry! You can choose any combination but I have tried to provide some menus for you which are popular.