Our chef for 'Revive' - Hagar - is local to our retreat and the owner of 'The Organic Cook' Hagar says 'I am a mother of four and Israeli born, I arrived in Nz 30 years ago and lived in Auckland where my relationship with cooking first started. As a young vegan I was working as a chef in the cafe scene in Auckland. I moved to Coromandel where I lived for 12 years and owned a small health food shop and was part of a funky community cafe. I now live in Dunedin, where I am still working as a chef - in my own business as “The Organic Cook”, providing catering and private chef services, as well as cooking classes. I recently started a radio show called Sustainable Gastronomy on OAR FM a local community radio station and in my free time I do a bit of ‘Selecting’ a reggae record DJing which I LOVE…. So... as well as my love for community and music I am passionate about natural healthy food, and nourishing others gives me much pleasure.'