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Culinary Editor | Recipe Developer

Monya’s experience lies in recipe testing, development, writing and project management, and more recently food styling. Before starting Soigné Consulting (the name she trades under), she worked as Culinary Editor at Le Cordon Bleu International.

Prior to that, she worked for 3.5 years at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen – where her role lay first in development and styling, and then evolved into a recipe editing and project management role. Monya continues to work as a consultant with the team in Bray on many exciting projects. Monya fills the role of Private Chef every summer over the Queens Fever-Tree and Wimbledon Championships for her favourite athlete and his team, and is open to private chef / home cook opportunities close to RG40.

Monya trained as a chef after a long career in design. Her strong interest in ingredients and dietary requirements coupled with her arsenal of skills gained over the years has allowed her to offer more to her clients in terms of content. Monya authors the Ketogenic recipe blog: The Fats of Life. and has recently been certified as a LCHF Coach after training through Prof. Tim Noakes Nutrition Network.

She is based in Berkshire, UK and works with clients from all over the world from her fully-equipped kitchen-studio.


Monya’s cookbook KETO KITCHEN is now available to order on Amazon. Read more here.

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Soigné Consulting



Soigné Consulting is the name I trade under. I spend half my time in Bray, having rejoined the Fat Duck Group as consultant Content Editor and recipe writer, and the remainder of my time nurturing my creative side by developing original recipes + visuals for clients all over the world.

Fats of Life


The Fats of Life

Probably the 7,346,719th food blog on the internet, "The Fats of Life" is my personal recipe blog. It showcases original recipes developed for the Keto / Low-carb lifestyle community - which is the way of eating I am a passionate ambassador of...



Aaaah, painting... that which captures the other half of my heart. I rarely get a chance to paint much these days, but do visit my website and drop me a line of encouragement to unpack my oils, canvasses and turpentine more often.

The Fats of Life

Keto Eggnog. December 03, 2020

Creamy, high in fat and tastes like Christmas! This is my lovely eggnog that you can whip up while putting up your tree this year. If you find the fat… Continue reading

Butter Braised Red Cabbage with Almonds (Keto). September 28, 2020

Are you looking for ways to eat the rainbow? Even though I love MEAT, I am a huge fan of vegetables, so I love finding ways to prepare delicious side… Continue reading

Low carb Gin & Tonic Lollies (for the adults). September 25, 2020

I don’t know about you, but we ploughed through our fair share of gin this summer over lock-down. A refreshing G-and-sugar-free-T is my go-to ti… Continue reading