Antonia De Luca, 34, owner & founder of Leafy Greens Café and Antonia’s Botanicals health food range, is a vibrant passionate woman brought up as a vegetarian on Casalinga Organic Farm, Johannesburg, South Africa. Author of two recipe books, she is an avid gardener and foodie. She is very passionate about health and wellness and creates a wide variety of products that are all handcrafted in small batches, on her family’s organic farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
Growing up, she was very hands on in the family restaurant business, so naturally she was to end up in the hospitality industry, but with her own twist.
Her inspiration for her businesses was driven from traveling the world extensively, studying nutrition, vegan food, health and wellness.
Her scholastic career extends to the Stellenbosch University and Bond University in Australia. She has a degree in marketing/entrepreneurship and an MBA in Finance. But she didn’t stop there, her undying passion for wellness continued at Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, USA, where she completed the Life Transformation Program. A program designed to help one identify the benefits of a holistic and balanced lifestyle. Her journey in American consisted of raw, vegan chef training and dining at many raw food restaurants….the inspiration flowed and from this, Leafy Greens Cafe was conceived!
Antonia is delighted to welcome you to her hand-crafted raw, plant-based concept, Antonia’s Botanicals too.
These are all products that Antonia enjoys and uses in her own household and hopes they will become favourites in your home too.
Antonia is the daughter of Peter and Jenny De Luca from Casalinga. Hence the fact that you will find some of your Casalinga favourites on this site too. Happy shopping!