Angus McLean, The Barefoot Chef,

believes good food has the power to heal

and that a shared meal is the basis of a happy connected community.

He creates sumptuous plant-based feasts and believes

you don’t have to sacrifice flavour and variety to eat a vegan diet.

There is an organic vegetable garden and orchard on our land,

which, together with local farmers markets,

provides a gorgeous variety of produce for Angus to work his magic with.

He also forages for native herbs and edible plants to brew therapeutic teas that compliment

the delicious meals on the Barefoot Retreats.


"My journey as a chef started in London at the prestigious Leith's School of Food and Wine.

Having graduated with a first class pass I spent the next 5 years

working and learning in London's top kitchens.

The two chefs who had the greatest impact on me were Peter Gordon and Yotam Ottolenghi.

I learnt so much from these amazing chefs,

and feel my style of food was formed over the 4 years I spent in these guys kitchens.

I’ve worked as a chef for over 20 years all over the world and most recently

opened the kitchen of The Butchers Son on Jervois Rd.

I've also been involved with vegan recipe development for websites and My Food Bag.

I love plant based cooking!”


"The Barefoot Chef is fully mobile with a commercial kitchen trailer

which means we are not confined to a dining room –

food always tastes better with sand between your toes!

As well as catering for the Barefoot Retreats,

The Barefoot Chef is also available for private bookings.

Contact us to plan your wild eating experience!