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Director of Health & Nutrition, Chef & Private Caterer

Melissa Butler-Smith


Winchester, UK

We're absolutely thrilled to welcome Melissa Butler-Smith to the Let It Out team! Melissa has been our Workshop Chef and Caterer, and brings a lorryload of experience to the table, having cooked up a storm in both private catering and teaching roles. We're so happy she's agreed to support us as our Director of Health & Nutrition now too!

But food's not just Melissa's thing – she's a firm believer that what we eat can seriously impact how we feel. Having faced her own challenges in life, Melissa understands the struggles many people go through and is passionate about supporting  individuals on their mental health journeys.

This passion has led her to be involved in many supportive community initiatives, including Winchester Community Cafe's "First Bite", a fantastic example of using food to bring people together and build a supportive environment (you can read more about it here).

Melissa's passion lies in:

  • Sharing her culinary knowledge: Through her own workshops, she equips participants with valuable cooking skills and nutritional information.
  • Creating delicious and healthy catering: She fuels our events with nutritious and flavourful food.
  • Offering a supportive presence: Melissa's personal strength and kindness create a welcoming space for all.
  • Private Catering: Melissa also caters many events, if you'd like to get in touch with her to discuss this further you can here.

We're so excited to have Melissa on board! Her passion for healthy living, combined with her personal story and genuine desire to help others, makes her a perfect fit for the Let It Out family.

Melissa's Background


Professional Qualifications include:

  • Food Hygiene and Safety Level 3
  • City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at work


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