FOUNDED IN 2006, LOVE TRUE FOOD HAS BEEN SERVING CLIENTS WITH THE HEALTHIEST AND MOST SCRUMPTIOUS VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEALS HERE IN HONG KONG. STARTING OFF AS A BOUTIQUE PRIVATE CHEF COMPANY, CHEF LAKSHMI'S PRIME FOCUS IS ON MAKING HEALTHY FOOD DELICIOUS AND DIGESTIBLE FOR EVERYONE.
"I was cooking since I was 12 years old, alongside my late Father, Mohan Harilela. My family ran restaurants, so I was always sneaking into the kitchens and eating everything I could get my hands on. Since a very young age, I have always had a passion for food, as I was constantly surrounded by it. So I decided to go to Les Roches in Switzerland for some formal education. I have trained in both the Intercontinental and Excelsior hotels here in Hong Kong as a line cook and garde manger. The traditional education was great but I felt something was missing, so in 2004 I decided to learn about healthy whole foods. I embarked on a journey to New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute, where I learnt all about food and health. This was just the beginning of my journey back to health and well-being. I revisited my roots where I learnt more about Integral Yoga by Sri Swami Satchidananda, our family Guru. (A Guru is a remover of darkness, and that’s what’s happening everyday on this journey.)
In 2006, I graduated as an Ayurvedic Nutritional Therapist from The European Institute of Vedic Studies. Moving back to Hong Kong several years ago, I opened up Love True Food in the hopes of sharing my knowledge and passion for ‘true food’ to the world. Since then, I have been cooking my heart out, practising and teaching Yoga and sharing the wonderful benefits of the practise. I want to inspire others to do the same, as Yoga heals me everyday. Just as Ayurveda is a healer and can be used to heal the body and mind, Yoga is a healer, healing all the layers that compose a human being."
- Lakshmi Harilela