Welcome To Plant Candi

Leading consultancy services for vegan caterers and restaurateurs


Consultant Chefs

Providing consultancy services for vegan hospitality worldwide


Private Chef Hire

For vegan parties, events and cooking demonstrations

Plant Candi is a global consultancy providing expert talent for any vegan food and catering events or experiences. Owned and operated by restaurant chefs with many years experience in a variety of high end establishments this team will make beautiful whole food plant based dining and vegan food mainstream, delightful and tailored to your needs.

Reuben Waller and Peter Payne are passionate about making each job excellent. This can be; private dining, restaurant pop ups and consultancy, menu design, nutrition & health advice, celebrity and film set catering, policy and government advice and television radio and new media.

We look forward to hearing from you.


We provide consultation services, including:-

- New kitchen / restaurant planning & design
- Start-up support and guidance
- Existing business reviews and reports
- Cost control & GP advice
- Menu design & nutritional advice
- Staff recruitment & training

Private Parties and Functions

Our services include:-

- Large or small private parties
- Banqueting and formal functions
- Cookery demonstrations
- Event catering
- Residential chef - short / long term
- Corporate dining events
- Weddings


As a life long lover of the business and heading up large F&B groups around the world I’ve been lucky enough to have dined with the best of the best.

The love of my life is an organic only vegetarian as well. She is a fabulous chef and spoils me often. We have a plant based restaurant at our Sydney Ovolo location and eat there frequently so I feel I have a good understanding of plant based dining. Having the opportunity to try Reuben’s plant based menu was mind blowing. Incredible flavours, tricks on the mind with textures and nostalgic tastes. Feeling like I’m actually having duck pancakes but not was a wild ride! Every dish was seasoned to perfection, beautiful presentations and genius creativity.

I’ve now been converted that you can enjoy an incredible night of dining without my life long staple go to meats..

Vincent LombinoGroup Director of F&B - Ovolo Hotel Group

‘Reuben Waller and Plant Candi are magicians. They have a gift for making vegan food so delicious you’d eat it even if you weren’t a vegan.’

Matthew FortFood Critic and Writer

Having worked with the guys from Plant Candi on a number of projects, I always look forward to creative energy they bring, and can rest assured they always deliver a fantastic product.

Opening Nordvegan was a big undertaking for us, but Reuben did an amazing job getting the kitchen up and running, pulling together and training a great team. and along with Peter desiging some fantastic menus and creating the recipes in our top selling cook book.

I highly recommend PlantCandi for their professionalism and excellence.

Mark Galvin

Reuben and Plant Candi have been a fundamental and crucial part in starting WAKU WAKU, the biggest vegan restaurant of Europe. They put together the kitchen hardware, hired and trained the kitchen team and launched a mind-blowing vegan menu.
Their professional approach to challenges and their limitless effort and passion are not less than impressive. For months there were queues at the entrance with people wanting to experience their excellent food and till this day the restaurant has been full 7 days a week.

Floris Beukers