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Meet Vinita

Happiest when taking a walk in the mountains or eating an organic home-cooked meal with her family, Vinita Contractor, founder of Down 2 Hearth, is a passionately run Nutrition Coaching and Consultancy services company with an eco-sensitive approach. It supports healthy, conscious & green living. After a professional background in Commerce and subsequently Education (Bachelor's Degree and a certificate in Waldorf education), she found her true calling with Down 2 Hearth after turning vegan in May 2015.

A lifelong learner and lover of yoga, Vinita loves experimenting with new recipes and trying out new combinations, which not only nourish the body but also satiate the taste buds.

Vinita Contractor, is a Nutrition Coach, Wellness Chef and Founder of Down 2 Hearth. She is based in Mumbai, India where she regularly conducts Whole Food Plant- Based (WFPB) cooking and baking workshops. She has also taken cooking demos and workshops in other cities in India as well as in Bali, Indonesia and in the UK. She offers health consultations for weight loss and disease reversal of lifestyle diseases through WFPB foods and other holistic approaches. She has been featured several times in newspaper publications such as Asian Age, The Hindu, Mumbai Mirror, Midday etc. She also has a YouTube Series of Vegan Cooking which offers in- depth and easy substitutes as well as interesting dishes to support all those who would like to adopt this lifestyle.

Vinita believes in continually learning and expanding one's skills sets. She is trained in and has successfully completed:

  • The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, New York, US.

  • Raw Food Nutritionist Diploma Course, Centre for Excellence, UK.

  • Culinary Rx, Rouxbe-World's leading online Culinary School, US.

  • The Whole Plant - Based Consultation Training from Sharan, India.

  • Certificate in Ayurvedic Diet from Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Aluva, Kochi, Kerala.

Vinita is married to her best friend and her biggest supporter, and they love travelling with their two sons and being out surrounded by nature!

Wellness Through Food & Beyond
Down 2 Hearth, is a passionately run Nutrition Coaching and Consultancy services company with an eco-sensitive approach. It offers whole food plant- based cooking workshops, nutrition consultations & other consultancy services.

It supports healthy, conscious & green living

Down  2 Hearth Decoded:
  • Heart: This endeavour is close to our hearts and something we are extremely passionate about.
  • Earth: Sustainable living is important to us and we believe in being sensitive to the earth and environment.
  • Hearth: A hearth represents a fireplace, warmth and home. Every change begins at home!
Down 2 Hearth is the culmination of a love for the environment and the passion to create a healthy self. And more importantly, the belief that the two can coexist!

Our Vision
  • To facilitate & support healthy living through healthy food & lifestyle.
  • To create awareness regarding better choices for our health as well as the health of the planet.

'The future is about a plant- based diet - Jamie Oliver, Chef'