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Aaron Brunet won Masterchef NZ in 2013 with his creative and wholesome approach to food. He has a deep appreciation for the details of taste and texture that transform everyday foods into memorable experiences. Aaron brings a sense of delight and enthusiasm to his interactions with food, seeing every meal as an opportunity for playfulness and pleasure, as well as chance to connect with the present moment.

After years of writing recipes for national publications, holding cooking workshops and presenting food segments on television Aaron has had the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people and gain a greater understanding of how they engage with food in their lives. He is a published cookbook author, has given a TEDx talk on his Masterchef experience and been a keynote presenter at national food events.

His interests now lie in helping people love food that loves them back, finding true joy and pleasure in the daily experience of engaging with nature’s bounty.

Working with plant medicines has deepened his connection to the plant kingdom and strengthened his desire to help people enjoy the many benefits of eating in harmony with nature. Aaron is inspired by the idea that one of the most powerful things we can do to improve our health and care for our world is to eat more plants more often.