02/03/2021 at 11:00 GMT


Maricel Lukkanit is an international vegan specialised personal chef from Germany based in Thailand. She is also the founder of VEGAN CRUSH Nutrition and Food Delivery in Bangkok. From vegan gourmet to raw plant-based cuisine, Maricel offers a wide range of whole food dishes and recipes that inspired thousands of people through her workshops, cooking classes and dinner events. She is well known for her constant innovative recipe development that turns every event into a unique celebration for the palate and soul.



I am a Performance and Health Nutritionist (SENr register) running my own business ‘Nurture’, providing nutritional programmes in primary and secondary schools. At present, operating in the North West of England. This entails practical cooking sessions, one-to-one support, supermarket visits, recipes and workshops with pupils, parents and teachers educating them on the benefits of good nutrition by providing them the knowledge to make informed choices. Being ‘Healthy’ is seen to be a middle class preserve, meaning you need money to eat and lead a healthy lifestyle. The goal of ‘Nurture’ is to dispel this by educating children and parents that your financial standing does not matter, that you can still lead a healthy lifestyle by following the mantra “Education from the roots up”.

I am, also, a sessional worker at ‘The Joshua Tree foundation’ providing nutritional support and cooking to children and families affected by cancer. This work directly links in with my research with researchers from Liverpool John Moore’s and Edge Hill university’s and future research in applying nutrition and exercise strategies to positively alter body compositional changes during aftercare treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).