Hi there! I’m Samyukta Kartik.
As the Founder of YUME, I seek to educate others on the vast creative scope of plant foods, while connecting the dots between animal rights, health & wellness, the environment, and what’s on our plates. I live a slow, simple life in Auroville, an eco-village in South India.
A few years ago, I quit my job to do something more attuned to my purpose and core values, that would promote kindness towards animals and contribute to a better world. On this path, I was able to find my truest expression through food as a medium. I am mostly self-taught, but I levelled up my skills along the way by training with highly experienced chefs at Matthew Kenney PLANTLAB in Barcelona. My family has a strong food culture so that has certainly been a huge influence too.
After completing my culinary training, I worked on a range of projects – from hosting experiential pop ups, to cooking workshops, menu consulting for restaurants, training restaurant staff, vegan content writing, graphic design, and curating collaborative events. I am also a member of the HappyCow team! Ultimately, all the work I choose to contribute my time and energy to has the same goal and intention – to help animals by helping people transition to a vegan lifestyle.
YUME [pronounced “you-may”]
in Japanese, means dream / vision / sprout.
Many years back I happened to get a Japanese Yume tattooed on my arm! Little did I imagine it would eventually come full circle, culminating into this vegan culinary dream! Yume Culinary is the manifestation of my desire to do what I love and love what I do!
Educate yourself to make delicious food, enjoy eating it, and liberate the beautiful creatures we share this planet with, by leaving them off your plates. That is my vision for this platform.
You may eat, educate, liberate.
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