Ayurveda – cooking with Volker Mehl PDF 

Cook yourself happy with Volker Mehl – Europes most well known ayurvedic and soul food chef

Born in Mannheim in 1976, Volker Mehl is in the meantime living in Wuppertal, where he runs hin own cooking atelier and yoga school in a traditional factory building, which was founded in 1885.  After his A-levels, he made a detour to the university of Mainz in order to study RC theology.

However, after one semester and a certificate in Hebrew, he followed the upcoming idea of walking on a different path. The experience of studying nevertheless turned out to be a very useful one as the topic of enshrining himself with books had finally found an end.

Another loop way followed, his apprenticeship as an insurance salesman, which finally lead to the urge to throw himself into something very different: his training as an Ayurvedic health promoter that shaped up to be a watershed.

In living and working with Ayurveda he has found his personal and professional determination. Since then, he has enjoyed following his two great passions, cooking and interacting with people, every day.

In the field of workplace health promotion he conducts cookery courses for o2, Home Shopping Europe, Health insurance company Bavaria and the university hospital in Heidelberg. Since January 2013 he is part of a ayurveda expert team located at the Charite in Berlin, Europes most well known hospital. Over and above, he is regularly bound for Germany, Switzerland and Spain offering various workshops.

Hotels and catering businesses consult him regarding the implementation and conception of Ayurvedic and vegan dishes. Amongst them, the five star boutique hotel “Louis” in Munich (www.louis-hotel.com), Schlosshotel Elmau (schloss-elmau.de), Baros Maldives (www.baros.com) or the Mediterana in Cologne, Europe’s biggest wellness facility (www. mediterana.de). As well he supervises professional athletes, for example the German  Olympic gold and silver Medal Champion in Cross Country 2010, Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle. In September 2011 his first ayurvedic cook book "cook yourself happy with ayurveda" was published and with over 15.000 sales in the first months, it is the most successful european ayurvedic cookbook of the last few years. In May 2013 he will present his own high quality organic tea selection and in September 2013 his second cook book will be published.
Magazines call him the philosopher in the kitchen or the young and gentle superstar of the new vegetarian cooking scene. His joy of mediating Ayurveda is immediately felt by everyone who has ever experienced him working.

What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, the science of life, is a concept as old as mankind. The roots originate in present-day India.Ayurveda is neither connected to esoterism nor is it a fly-by-night lifestyle phenomenon.Ayurveda stands for a holistic and individually adapted lifestyle, based on knowledge that has been bequeathed over the last 5000 years. Nutrition and especially spices are seen as means of health promotion. And this is exactly what he would like to familiarize the participants of his cookery courses with.

Additional offers:

Nutritional consulting
For one day only or over a longer period of time, Volker Mehl can be booked for individual and exclusive advice on nutrition. Starting with food shopping, proceeding with practical tricks and tips and finally creating your own recipes he will provide you with a personal Ayurvedic nutrition profile.Menu service and front-cookingFor groups up to twelve people, he comes by and cooks a multi-course meal in the hosts’ home. If a special performance for an event is requested, he is happy to cook life and to present the delicious Ayurvedic cuisine.

Private Ayurveda cookery courses

For groups of a minimum of six people Volker Mehl offers private cookery courses, at home in the participants’ kitchen. He will step by with all ingredients, so that one can gain an exclusive insight into the delicious Ayurvedic cuisine in a familiar and relaxed surrounding. Please use the online contact form for further information.