John Casey, Aveo’s Executive Chef and one of Australia’s most respected chefs, brings together decades of knowledge in healthy-focused eating with vibrant recipes, designed to meet the changing nutritional requirements of over 65s.

Serving up new takes on old classics and with steps suitable for a range of abilities, John makes nourishing food easy to make and accessible to everyone.

Live Life Cook features more than 50 easy and simple recipes, beautiful photos of finished dishes and easy-to-find ingredients. This is the perfect gift for family members and friends.

Produced in conjunction with Nutrition Professionals Australia, Live Life Cook makes informed eating simple.


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Shipping cost: $10 per book

Alternatively order and pick up from your local Aveo community with a restaurant for only $29.95*

Hear John Casey talk about Live Life Cook

What you’ll find in Live Life Cook:

Cooking tips & tricks

  • Menu planning
  • The benefit of different herb types in your dishes
  • Distinguishing between different types of olive oil
  • Basic recipes for stocks and dips
  • And so much more…

Delicious and nutritious recipes

    • More than 50 easy-to-follow recipes
    • New takes on old classics recipes
    • Recipes for day and night eating
    • Click here to view the table of contents

About John Casey

Aveo’s Executive Chef & co-author of Live Life Cook

“My professional career began with a cooking apprenticeship at one of Melbourne’s iconic five-star hotels, the Southern Cross. During this time I was very honoured to represent Australia at the Culinary Olympics in Germany and winning the Gold medal.

Since then I have enjoyed 30 years of experience working with celebrated chefs such as Stephanie Alexander and elite athletes such as Cathy Freeman. My work has seen me behind the kitchens of many renowned hotels, private clubs and even luxury restaurants in the Irish countryside such as the Michelin-starred Park Hotel in Kenmare, Kerry.

Throughout these varied and wonderful experiences, I’ve nurtured a passion for innovation in food quality and nutrition.”


Live Life Cook, the perfect gift for family members and friends.

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