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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 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 first cookbook KETO KITCHEN is coming to the market this summer and is currently available to pre-order on Amazon.

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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

BBQ Ribs in Tamari & Skinny® Maple Syrup (Low carb). May 27, 2020

My butcher hooked me up with a whopping kilogram of pork ribs, so I got to work creating a delicious glaze to brush over the ribs while we braaied one… Continue reading

Ultimate Skinny Beer Bread (Low carb). May 25, 2020

When I was younger, I was always asked to bring along a loaf of one of my “legendary” Beer Breads to friends and family BBQs. The flavour… Continue reading

Avocado Cheesecake Lollies (Keto). May 21, 2020

I churn out a lot of keto lollies for Funnyman. A LOT. While I don’t have a sweet tooth (I never have, even life before keto), but Funnyman love… Continue reading