Ashley Jubinville is The Kitchen Coach, a structural engineer turned food educator from British Columbia, Canada. Based in Australia, Ashley shares "The Kitchen Coach Approach" via her Kitchen Reset Program and through the world's first live cooking show, Cook With Me LIVE.
Ashley's passion for natural whole foods and the kitchen started at a very young age with her Mom inspiring her to cook and her Dad getting her in the garden every day! She was a sponge for information, and took her Mom's passion for cooking and her Dad's passion for home grown food and started to create her own flavour of cooking and kitchen skills.
Her "life after home" led her to study engineering, helping her hone or skills on problem solving, design systems and creativity. This study led her to a career in engineering, which was a great challenge, but missing something fundamentally to keep this Canuck interested. She wanted to effect real change, and designing toilet blocks and roads was not going to satiate this hunger.
She knew her real passion was helping people learn to love the kitchen, and when she found herself flipping friend's pantries for fun, and sharing her favourite recipes, she found herself and her future. In 2009, The Kitchen Coach seed was planted, whilst a tour of organic farms around the world, and then helping establish the world's first Organic Farm Share helped fertilise this seed with ideas, problem solving and new approaches to the kitchen.
In 2012, Ashley was diagnosed with Coeliac's disease and was forced to make changes as her body had lost it's ability to tolerate a single trace amount of Gluten hiding anywhere in food. Chances are she had this from a very young age, looking back upon previously unexplained symptoms that had just normalised into her life.
Ever since that very first experience with food in her parent's kitchen, her passion, interest and pure motivation has been for vibrant health via the abundance that nature has freely available. Ashley believes the best medicine is prevention. Another way of saying this is that the best medicine is continued, vibrant, inspired health through our habits! This happens every single day, most predominantly with what we put in and on our bodies, as well as our daily measure on the scale between happiness and stress. She draws from an extensive array of techniques for self-empowered healing that you can do for yourself - because ultimately YOU know YOU best!
"The more we know the healthier we grow."
Ashley is an inspiration in the kitchen and an advocate for vibrant health naturally. With a background in structural engineering, she now channels all those learnings in organisation, efficiency, and problem-solving into helping people establish a solid foundation for health in the home. She won't stop until she has positively transformed, and personally touched the lives of 10,000,000 families.
"Never underestimate the power in that next single step."
Ashley does not restrict herself (or anyone else) to any particular diet other than "healthIER", step-by-step, day-by-day, gradually making changes that last, and only so fast as to still enjoy and delight in the process.
"It is about integrating these gradual changes into your current lifestyle so that they become the new 'normal' ".
Her natural ability to combine flavours and create easy, wholesome meals with whatever's available has inspired many already to be able to do this themselves.
Ashley is based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. She and her team travel Australia-wide for Pantry & Kitchen flips, speaking engagements, and short-courses. Contact us for more information.