Perth, Western Australia

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About Sue 

Sue has been involved in Natural Therapies since the 80’s. She is a qualified Naturopath and Remedial Therapist who is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.

Sue’s special interest is with diet, nutrition and menu planning.

Recently she has combined her passion for cooking with her Naturopathy to provide a series of Vegetarian Cooking Classes.


I started cooking vegetarian food at the Theosophical Retreat in Mt Helena mid nineties.

My yoga teacher Isobel asked me to cook for an Easter Retreat for the Theosophical Society.

I was curious as to why she would ask me to do such a weekend when Isobel didn't really know if I had a talent for cooking.

At that time I was picking pears and apples at a local farm. Isobel was impressed that I would take on a variety of jobs and didn’t question my ability to deliver.

It sounded quite appealing and an honour to be asked to do such a task. I hadn’t had any training in cooking. My experience in the food industry was as a waitress and a love for cooking and eating interesting foods. I like a challenge so I said yes. An apprentice chef that I had worked with at a local Restaurant had just had a baby and was keen to do some work and help me out. Thank goodness. Well little did I know that the original 25 people would turn out to be 40 people for 7 meals.

The time flew by I wasn’t sure if I had eaten, sat down, drank any water and which meal I was actually preparing. All I knew was to keep working. I called on a couple of mates to come and help. My head was spinning.

My day would start about 6am and would finish about 8pm and had to be back for a 6am start. I loved it, lost 2 kilos and felt great. Everyone was very happy with the end result.

That's where my career in cooking at retreats began.

Over the past 12 years I have gained much experience not only in food preparation but food combining which is vitally important for good health.

Sue Bartoll in the Kitchen