Food by Holly Davis

Food by Holly Davis

Palm Beach, NSW 2108
Member since 2013

  • 37 Classes
  • 288 Students
  • 27 Reviews


Holly is an inspiring wholefood chef and educator. Born in London, Holly cut her teeth as a chef at Food For Thought in Covent Garden. She moved to Sydney in 1982 where she founded Manna, a restaurant inspired by her interest in Macrobiotic philosophy. She then co-founded Sydney’s Iku Wholefoods in 1985.                 

In her current business Food By Holly Davis she aims to seduce people to better ways of thinking about, sourcing, preparing, and eating balanced wholefood meals, by teaching them to make or feeding them, irresistibly delicious foods, that happen to be good for them.                 

Holly’s been a long time champion for the attainment of great health through the use of sustainable organic wholefoods; appropriate to the season, tailored to the needs of the consumer. Her cooking style uses traditional ingredients and embraces the dietary principles practiced by societies prior to industrialised food production. {Food industrialisation}                   

She has also been intentionally fermenting food and drinks to deliciousness for over four decades. Holly’s vision ‘to feed people love’ is expressed in her inspiring and informative cookery classes, her talks, through her articles and when she is catering or food coaching for private or commercial clients.                  

Her range of fermented vegetables, books and live or dried starter cultures are available at Northside Produce market and Carriageworks Farmers Market the first and third Saturday of the month




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Terms & Conditions

Our cancellation policy: Just like a concert or theatre ticket, if you are unable to come to class, the cost is not refunded, however you are welcome to send someone in your place. Under certain circumstances, with 72hours notice, a credit may be given for another class (This will be at the providers discretion and subject to the availability of other classes).

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Food by Holly Davis requires 72 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 72 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 72 hour cut off, email Food by Holly Davis to organise a refund or transfer.

Refunds come from We Teach Me and take up to 10 business days to come through to the card or account you paid with.

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27 Reviews
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28 September 2020 • SEPT 27- HOLLY'S IKU FAVOURITES-FULL

I really loved spending the day with Holly. She was warm, funny and full of passion for life-giving food - and she was super generous in sharing her skills and vast knowledge & experience; as well as sharing the philosophy behind her approach to food. It was enriching on so many levels, and the food was absolutely delicious. The notes were comprehensive, and I feel after attending I could recreate some of these amazing dishes. She also made absolutely sure we felt comfortable under the current Covid restrictions, and got everything we wanted and needed from the session. I would highly recommend this course, or any with Holly Davis. Suzanne

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Thank you for coming so far at this time and for your warm participation. This is a lovely review. it is so great to hear you will be recreating dishes. Ask if something arises you need further guidance for.


27 September 2020 • SEPT 27- HOLLY'S IKU FAVOURITES-FULL

The course was interesting though we didn’t get through all the planned menu, which was disappointing - I guess this was because of covid-19 which meant Holly had to do all the preparations instead of involving students.

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Hi Marie,

Thank you for your feedback on todays class. I am just home and I am so sorry to see i caused disappointment. Yes covid to a degree, but not producing more is no doubt due to my being over ambitious.  I haven't run this class before, nor have i taught in that venue, there was a good deal of learning for me too and i have a plan for how to alter things for the next. I appreciate your contribution to that end. Holly


27 September 2020 • SEPT 27- HOLLY'S IKU FAVOURITES-FULL

Nourishing, educational, fun, delicious and full of heart! Holly's down-to-earth approach combined with her passion, deep knowledge, care and expertise make this the one of the best cooking classes I've experienced. It's one thing to follow a strict recipe and quite another to understand the principles and practices that allow you to really 'own' how to prepare healthy delicious food. The way Holly teaches allows you to understand enough so you can adapt and experiment using available ingredients.

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What a lovely review Sarah. It was lovely to have you in class and I'm delighted it was of value. See you soon and many thanks for your generous appreciation, Holly

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