executive chef robin

chef robin swallow

robin is the creative force behind plant-based manna cuisine in los angeles and was for many years (decades!) the inspiration and menu designer of london's famous manna restaurant, especially since it went fully vegan a decade ago.  always vegetarian, manna led the way since 1967 and was 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. it is to her southern california roots that robin draws 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 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.

robin is presently head chef and running the kitchens and food program at the remarkable and pioneering muse school  in malibu, california, celebrated now as the greenest restaurant in the world!

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