executive chef robin

chef robin swallow

robin is the creative force behind plant-based manna cuisine in los angeles. and, as the inspiration and menu designer of london's famous manna restaurant, she has been the guiding light of its direction especially since it became fully vegan a decade ago.  always vegetarian, manna has been leading the way since 1967 and is now the most established restaurant of its kind in the UK, if not all of europe.

robin and husband roger reside in los angeles, and have since they met and married over 30 years ago. however, they have spent a significant amount of time in london overseeing the plant-based transition and redesigning the look with southern california interior designer and artist heidi wianecki.  but it is to her southern california roots that robin returns for her inspiration and ideas, whether traditional or nouveau, multi-ethnic or primarily local and mexican. without for a moment turning her back on the history and astonishing array of wonderful ethnicity and education available in london.


when she is not being that guiding light in many kitchens, or consulting with organizations and individuals on a plant-based, vegan lifestyle, or as a very popluar private chef and events caterer in los angeles, robin can also be found teaching her delightlful cooking classes in california.

she can also be located and booked on the cozymeal website, a U.S. nationwide resource for fine private chefs and cooking instructors.

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