Antonia De Luca’s food journey started at a young age. She grew up in a passionate Italian family on their organic farm in South Africa. Her parents provided the base for what Antonia was to do with her life. Whilst studying for an MBA in Australia, Antonia made the conscious decision to adopt a holistic, healthy lifestyle. Antonia’s life experiences resonate with those around her and have enabled her to help others adopt healthier eating and lifestyle habits. Antonia has travelled extensively, exploring different cuisines from around the globe, allowing her to mould her creative flair for food into signature, plant-based dishes.
In 2010 Antonia opened a wholly plant-based establishment, Leafy Greens Café, on her family farm. The restaurant has become a popular gastro-destination serving hundreds of patrons each week and has won numerous food awards. When not in the kitchen, Antonia loves to share her passion and knowledge of food and health through talks, seminars and workshops, enabling her to engage with people from all walks of life.