Our Story

Founded by Yvonne McClaren to educate people about the ease in which you can manage your own food manifesto. How to plan, purchase and cook food to suit your individual lifestyle and budget.

Preparing food in every day life, carrying that knowledge when travelling, foraging and eating locally and abroad.

Formerly a corporate executive in the not for profit sector, Yvonne redirected her love of food, cooking and travel into a business, helping others to cook, travel and eat using local produce and budget saving techniques.

Yvonne studied Hospitality after leaving school and acquired a Diploma in Hospitality Business Management specialising in wine making and food and wine appreciation. The course offered meticulous chef training using French culinary methods, menu planing & kitchen design alongside the usual business study units of finance and marketing.

Yvonne’s career took an unusual turn after graduating from hotels and tourism to the not for profit sector where she excelled at turning member based organsiations around financially – using food and wine within events as one of her tactics. It proved a wining formula that was to be tested again and again. Keen to teach and mentor others using her knowledge of food/ kitchens / wine and sourcing of product – The Food Manifesto was born.

A labour of love that continues to develop with each airline ticket purchased.

Sapa Vietnam – 2017
Life Explorer : Food Forager