Alea prepares local ingredients with love to make healthy vegan & gluten-free meals for small gatherings to large events. She is passionate about healthy food, having balanced a hyperthyroid condition through diet and lifestyle choices. Alea uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients when possible to bring the unique flavors of Hawai’i to your plate. She prefers to use whole foods while also minimizing processed sugar and grains.
Alea emphasizes fresh salads, soups, and ethnic foods such as Thai, Morrocan, Indian, Persian, Mexican, Greek, Japanese, and Chinese. She loves to work with Yoga retreats and teacher training, bringing knowledge of Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, and a wealth of knowledge from her training as an Integrative Health Coach, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Sacred Path Energy Healer.
Alea has lived and worked on many farms throughout her 10 years on the Big Island, sourcing many of her ingredients directly from these farms and plants she has helped cultivate including growing some of the produce herself with the support of her family. She loves creating farm to table dishes and utilizing a variety of exotic fruits and vegetables within her cuisine. She is based in North Hawai’i, serving the regions of Hāmākua, Waimea, and North and South Kohala.