Vanesa D’Souza

Vanesa D’Souza

The Autistic Chef

I’m just a simple girl from Croydon trying to make her food dream a reality. Receiving a late autism diagnosis was a real game changer for me understanding and owning my true authentic self. This led me to pursue my love of cooking & building my brand ‘The Autistic Chef’. As a sum of all my lived experiences my food inspiration spans my Portuguese-Goan heritage, my East-African born and raised parents, my travels to 50 countries, as well as my neurodiversity. I hope to create recipes which cater to both neurodiverse and neurotypical people alike.

10:45 am - 11:30 am
Live Podcasts stand N38 - (Thursday)

A woman’s perspective of Neurodiversity

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Centre Stage (Thursday)

Mr Cookfulness Masterclass with Celebrity Masterchef’s Adam Pearson & The Autistic Chef, Vanesa D'Souza

Cooking for Everyone! Adaptable, Flexible, Accessible, Fun!

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