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Our Team

Who We Are

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Emel is a food and portrait photographer. She has been working for Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, GQ, Food & Wine and many others as a photographer and a writer since 2002.

Her life took a significant turn when she moved to the Syrian border of Turkey after the Syrian war. She set up a darkroom (@sirkhanedarkroom) with a German NGO, Welthungerhilfe, and Her Yerde Sanat Association, teaching Analog Photography to refugees and local kids.

In 2018 she decided to educate her self on photography, English and Plant based eating and moved to the UK.

First year she volunteered at the Made In Hackney Plant Based Community Cookery School in London. Being new to the UK and recently having given birth to a baby, she felt quite isolated and exhausted.

Through her volunteer work with MIH, she not only made many wonderful friends but also learned to prepare incredibly healthy and delicious dishes. Moreover, she had the opportunity to extend a helping hand to those in need within the community by offering free cooking classes, which left her feeling more fulfilled and content.Upon relocating to Manchester, Emel felt compelled to establish a similar kitchen in her new city. Her vision was to create a space where people could come together to learn how to cook nutritious cuisines from around the world, foster new friendships, and cultivate healthy habits.

Emel Ernalbant

Founder 

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Linda North

Nutritional therapist, plant-based chef, health coach
 

Her coaching methods involve motivating and empowering her clients to lead healthier and fulfilling lives by giving them the right tools and knowledge. She follows a holistic approach when seeing clients, which aims to support the body as a whole by addressing the root cause of her client's health issues.

​She has had the opportunity to travel and work in various countries at retreats in the last few years, which enabled her to continue learning and adapting her therapeutic skills to different cultures.

​She works with individual clients, companies, and schools, offering a personalised approach, webinars, group programs, and cooking classes.

​She is passionate about food and nature, love to forage, and include it in her day-to-day life. Her mission is to help people be more confident about using plants, eliminating waste, and creating nutritious food.

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Sareta Puri

Cookery Teacher, Mentor 

Sareta provides mentoring and project development support to the Greens & Others team. She has worked for Made In Hackney - the UK’s oldest vegan community cookery school since 2018 from being a teacher and chef to heading up the community meal service for 18 months, developing the Global Plant Kitchens educational content, recipe developing for big UK brands and training businesses on plant-based foods. 

 

With several years’ experience working in and consulting for vegan start ups, Sareta has a solid understanding of how to develop growing projects to meet the needs of the community. She has particular skills in strategic development, operations, writing, public speaking and project management. 

 

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