Nourish workshops, seminars and courses

Although we are a restaurant our passion for all things healthy goes beyond just food. That's why we're releasing a number of workshops, courses and seminars because we want to help as many people as possible learn more about nutrition, their health, wellbeing and food.

The courses are held by the co-founders of Nourish, David Stache a nutritionist with experience across elite sports, public health and general fitness nutrition. Ben Pryor who has been a personal trainer working with a variety of clients for 10 years and Richard Pryor co-founder who's focus is on the cooking and power of a healthy diet.

We have come up with a number of courses, workshops and seminars which we will be holding at both stores, as well as some online courses too. To register your interest for a course please email us with which course you would like to attend to

Workshop 1 - Introduction to Nutrition - Date TBC

This is a 2 part workshop which introduces you to the key aspects of nutrition, the foundations and science which underpins the key aspects of modern day nutrition.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to nutrition

  • Macronutrients and their role

  • Micronutrients and their role

  • General health: disease, obesity, diabetes and other public health issues

  • Nutritional requirements and dietary analysis

  • Separating truth from myth

  • Putting it all in to practice and planning your own diet plan

This workshop is aimed at giving you an understanding of the basics of nutrition, how they relate to you and how you can use them to make more informed decisions about your own nutrition. You do not need to have studied any nutrition before but an understanding of the basics of science (dig your old GCSE books out) will help. The price to attend the course is £50 and will be held with David Stache, nutritionist and co-founder of Nourish. The course lasts 3.5 hours in total. To register your interest please email


Workshop 2 - Introduction to Sports Nutrition 

This one full day workshop will introduce you to the science of sports nutrition used in order to promote exercise and sports performance. You will learn how to use diet and nutritional strategies to optimise performance and look at ways to enhance your/clients sporting goals.

Having studied Sports Nutrition at degree level I have worked with many different athletes of varying levels and capabilities, using sound scientific research I have always delivered for my clients. From working with professional boxers needing to drop weight fast through to professional footballers coming back from injury. What I have learned over the last decade since I started studying nutrition is that the level of misunderstanding across the board around key sports nutrition strategies is huge, with physios, S&C coaches, and sports coaches in general being influenced by their own surroundings. This has led to many conflicting practices, with the athlete being the one losing out.

This one day workshop will give you the tools to assess athletes and make recommendations where you see fit. I have brought together all of my experience of achieving results and my own learning and research techniques to put together a course which not only gives you a great underpinning knowledge or sports nutrition but also acts as a spring board to constantly improve your knowledge. Had this course been available to me when I started out on my journey of studying nutrition my learning experience would have been much quicker.

My aim is to empower you with real world, usable skills and knowledge that you can instantly implement in to your own diet or that of your clients. An understanding of the basic principles of nutrition is required, however this is not a barrier to entry, you will be supplied with your own reading list for before the event.

The one day workshop will include, presentations, discussions, case studies and post course reading with 1-2-1 feedback.

The workshop will take place over a full day (9am-6pm) and all food will be included, this will be held at Nourish in Sheffield.

The workshop programme has been constructed and reviewed by leading nutritionists and dietitians. By the end you'll be confident to understand sports nutrition's key principles and how to apply them.

The course content includes:

  • Basic Nutrition - The importance of being healthy first
  • Hydration - 
    • Factors influencing fluid needs
    • Calculating fluid needs
    • Achieving optimal hydration


  • Macronutrients - 

    • Carbohydrates 

      • Debunking CHO myths

      • Why CHO is important in sports nutrition

      • Requirements for different settings/disciplines

      • Carb loading, depletion, cycling and timing 

    • Protein 

      • Understanding the role of protein in the diet

      • Sport specific requirements

      • protein turnover

      • optimising recovery and timing

    • Fat 

      • Understanding the types

      • The role of fat in athletes diet and health

      • High fat diets - recent research

    • Nutrient timing and the importance in sport

  • Assessing the needs of an athlete

    • Looking at the methods used to assess the needs of an athlete

      • What data is required

      • Physiological assessment 

      • Interview and questionnaire protocols 

  • Nutritional strategies - what, when and how to use them (Myth debunking)

    • Competition prep and optimising recovery

  • Supplements - what, when and how to use them

  • Meal planning - case studies and discussions, putting it in to practice

Once completed you'll know how to get better results with yourself or clients, apply and implement the scientific knowledge you've gained in to real world settings instantly, improve your professional development skill set and set yourself up to understand the growing field of sports nutrition and it's importance.

This workshop is aimed at:
Sports coaches

If you have a general interest in sports nutrition then this course will also be a good starting point. An understanding of the basic principles of science and nutrition will help.

This will be an intense day of learning, with breaks for food. You will be expected and encouraged to discuss your own views and beliefs around nutrition. There will be limited places available in order to keep the interaction levels of high quality. Questions will be encouraged.

You will also be given a list of recommended reading as well as a blog, social media and journals list to keep your knowledge updated. Please note the workshop will be recorded, if you wish to not be in the recording then please state so at the time of booking. 


Saturday 19th March 2016 (9.30am to 6pm) - Nourish Sheffield

Saturday 26th March 2016 (9.30am to 6pm) - Nourish Leeds


£150 - Meals included 


Workshop 3 - Your 12 week body plan - Dates TBC

This workshop is aimed at those of you who have joined the gym, tried to eat healthy but seem to be at the point of losing interest. Ben Pryor and David Stache have worked in the health & fitness industry for over a decade and have seen all the reasons and excuses of why people give up and have been able to transform many people's lives through working with them on their training and nutrition. This workshop will give you an understanding of how to get started with your training, nutrition and general health plan and most importantly, how to reach your goals.

The workshop includes:

  • Importance of moving right and a correct warm up
  • The different ways of training and how to use them - strength, circuits, cardio (steady state cv), intervals etc
  • Putting a programme together
  • Key nutritional principles - habits vs fads
  • Debunking nutritional myths
  • When & what to eat
  • Supplements 
  • Putting it all together in to a plan that works for you!

Dates - TBC.


Seminar - Good gut health - healing the gut

Having been diagnosed with IBS in 2007 despite studying and following a healthy diet for some time i knew there was more to being healthy than just the food i was eating. This seminar looks at the digestive system, how it works and what is needed for optimal gut health and why that is so important. If you have gut issues, suffer from bloating or react to certain foods and want to understand more this seminar will give you an insight and understanding of the actions you can take for better gut health. The seminar is 2.5 hours long.

Dates: March 15th 2016 

Cost: There is no cost to attend.

Location: Nourish Sheffield

To register your interest for this seminar please email with your name and reasons you would like to attend. Please use the seminar title for the email subject.