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Barbara Fernandez


Raw Food Expert

Appearing on Saturday 3pm in the Cookery Demos


Barbara Fernandez, the Rocking Raw Chef, is a raw food expert who has been helping people learn to make delicious raw food that's quick, easy and family-friendly for over ten years.

Director and creator of Rocking Raw Chef Ltd, Barbara was a professional rock singer who was put on an 'awful 800-calorie-a-day diet' before she decided there must be a better way to look trim and healthy. She came across raw food and discovered that she could 'have her deliciously healthy cake and eat it too', while living with the boundless youthfulness and energy that she is famous for (she is 50 in the picture above).

Also an ex-teacher, Barbara has over 30 years' experience training and entertaining audiences in Europe and in the US, as well as most recently in Latin America. Fluent in both French and Spanish, Barbara adores languages and is passionate about using her linguistic abilities to spread the 'raw food word' to as many people as possible.

Barbara's passion is teaching others how to make healthy food for themselves that is family-friendly, made with simple equipment and ingredients, ready in 5 minutes and above all, super delicious. "I'm a total foodie," Barbara says. "I'd rather rock out than spend hours in the kitchen, and I'd definitely rather eat curry than chew on a carrot stick!"

Barbara's audience particularly loves her down-to-earth, inclusive approach that enables everyone to enjoy raw food dishes together, regardless of what they normally eat. Barbara feels very strongly that people should be allowed to start where they're at, rather than be forced to adopt a 100% raw lifestyle. To this end, she enables busy people to make raw food dishes quickly that can easily be combined with other foods so that parents and children, friends and lovers can all eat a single meal together, no matter where they may be on their own personal 'food journey'.

Barbara holds David Wolfe's Ultimate Raw Nutrition certification, is a graduate of Anthony Robbins' Leadership Academy, is trained in Voice Movement Therapy and in addition to singing, performing, giving interviews and teaching, she has written 7 ebooks on raw food, which are currently being published in both English and Spanish.

In addition to holding workshops, giving talks as well as singing her 'rock it raw' spoof songs, Barbara also holds 7-Day Raw Food Immersion retreats in the beautiful Cotswolds. 

A free starter program as well as recipes, articles and tips are available at her website.

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