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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 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

Pepperoni Eggs (Low carb). June 26, 2020

You will love this filling and rich little dish. It makes for an interesting breakfast, but we actually enjoyed this for supper with a fresh green sal… Continue reading

Bacon & Chive Fat Bombs (Keto). June 10, 2020

I rarely feel truly hungry (a quick high-five to the keto lifestyle), but I do still enjoy a quick, convenient snack. On days when my biltong or droe… Continue reading

Vegetable Gruyere Bake (Keto). June 08, 2020

We always (and I mean ALWAYS) have broccoli, cauliflower and double cream in the house. I have played around with so many different ways to use those… Continue reading