Having lived in Japan for a number of years, Barbara was amazed at how energised she felt eating the Japanese way. The food was light and tasty, with small portions of protein – particularly fish – and a wide variety of vegetables. Keen to explore the link between the Japanese diet and the nation’s comparatively low levels of obesity, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, she embarked on her degree, specialising in nutrition.
In 2003, returning to the UK, Barbara had one big mission: to pass on her knowledge of nutrition and as a result Nutrichef – a healthy meal delivery company providing Japanese health benefits, but in meals that appealed to western tastes was born.
She grew Nutrichef from a local enterprise to a nationally recognised company and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 by the British Chambers of Commerce. In 2015, Barbara successfully sold Nutrichef and now spends her time delivering talks on nutrition and business and has co-wrote a book, Rainbow Recipes, which provides practical advice and recipes for people wanting to improve their long-term health. Barbara’s talk will be an inspirational and motivational look at her journey, how she started, built and ultimately sold her business and her experiences along the way.
If you would like to attend our networking meeting and listen to Barbara: