Who we are
We are health food revolutionaries and are challenging convention. Catherine (DipION), our co-founder, is a respected accredited Nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, with years of experience as a chef. Catherine’s food is pioneering and inspiring; she uses all of her knowledge, experience & understanding to underpin her menus, with the principles of functional nutrition.
Nutrition is different for every body
You are unique, and not just in the way your Mum used to tell you. Biologically. Nutritionally. Chemically. And you know...being unique has its pluses and minuses. One of the minuses is you’ll probably find that most fad diets won’t work for you - they might, but they probably won't. That’s because they focus on the food, and not the person who's eating the food.
Knowing how our bodies work (and what they need to do it well) gives us the power to make our own choices around food. It also allows us to directly counter our obstacles: we don’t fear the wrong choices, when we know how and why to make the right ones. We understand when we can indulge and when we need to rein it in, so we don’t have to feel deprived all the time. And why would we question whether our diets are right for us when we know exactly what our body is calling for and how to provide it? This is not something we have dreamed up. This is the science of how our bodies function.
Getting in touch with your body is more accessible than you think, and you’ve really got to try it to believe it. That’s why we have started this revolution.
We look at food from a nutritional perspective
This is where Aprés is different. We focus on the person who eats the food & the food! We believe we should all be able to eat food we love and know that it shouldn’t contribute to disease somewhere in our body. So, using functional nutrition as our guide, Catherine created all our dishes using these principles. It’s all about understanding what we need to eat to work towards peak health, whilst also having an understanding of what may contribute to dysfunction in our body, which may ultimately then contribute to chronic illness.
The nutritional perspective
It’s all about understanding what each of us needs to eat to work towards peak health, whilst also having an understanding of what may contribute to dysfunction in our own body and what this looks like for us.
Anxiety, problems sleeping, putting on weight, lack of energy, skin issues and lots more tend to occur not only as a result of dysfunction somewhere in the body, but may be due to what we are eating or not eating. This may ultimately then contribute to a much more serious health issue or chronic illness.