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About Chef and Steward

Hi, I am Kari Alana. I am a creative who has been in broadcast media since forever. Ten years ago I started providing free content in food, travel, lifestyle and coaching for an international audience. My Chef and Steward blog was my creative baby and I received handsome commissions, lucrative brand deals, a weekly food column, a book deal etc and invested thousands from my own earnings back into content creation. 

As an entrepreneur in this era, I have had to transition my business model in order to keep my online efforts alive and position my company for growth, while helping others.   

As a coach, I specialise in helping people and businesses transition through challenging times and create new opportunities when paths get prickly.  I know them all too well myself.  

Recently, USD$11,000 of my professional gear was intentionally and maliciously destroyed. My computer also died right at the beginning of the pandemic. But I knew I had much to offer others in this time to add value to those who would listen. I knew I had to find a new way.

I committed to using the skills and resources I already had.  I worked with an international hotel group to provide transformational leadership training and executive coaching.  I created a much sought after bespoke food coaching courses. I grew  a FB group by over 2100% in 4 weeks. I reached 1000 subscribers on YouTube, 150,000 monthly viewers on my Pinterest and grew my blog traffic by 45%.  You see, in spite of my own prickly bits,  I also know that we have the potential to make the desert bloom - and that is what I live by! So this is an invitation to really “Thrive With Kari!”

I recently started my first kitchen garden in a yard covered with gravel. I am literally turning my desert into a food forest and I have been documenting my journey weekly on YouTube.  I would love to have you along for the ride. I am also publishing great practical recipes, and inspirational video and live webinars to help you uplevel. 

If you have benefitted from the recipes I have shared on, across social media and also want practical strategies to walk through these tough times, please become my Patron. Pledging from $5-$50 a month helps me to create and edit videos, offset some of the massive investment in time, equipment, ingredients, and hosting and related costs. You have three tiers to help you choose the one that best suits you. Become my Patron today and let us make the desert bloom together!

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