I love hearing from people to discuss cooking or cooking-related projects. If you are interested in working with me in any capacity, or want to chat about a recipe or would like a cooking lesson, please don’t hesitate to contact me here. I am also on Instagram and Twitter.
I am based in Surrey UK, although I often run food-related events and give demos/cookery classes around London and the South East of England. Some of the projects I have been involved in are given below:
- food writing (for magazines)
- charity food fund-raising events
- radio broadcasts: giving food tips, recipe ideas and general food chat!
- giving food demonstrations
- teaching cookery skills at people’s homes or in cookery schools
- talks about cooking
- talks about getting the best out of everyday ingredients
- hosting supper clubs
Fancy a cooking lesson?
In addition to my role of Head of Food and Nutrition at the school where I teach, I give cooking lessons regularly in Surrey, London and South East, often at people’s homes on either a one-to-one basis or with a group of their friends and family, as well as being a guest tutor at The Natural Cook Company (near Alton, Hampshire). I teach all aspects of baking and cooking, from the basics to more advanced cookery.
I love combining my passion for cooking and the skills I use every day as a teacher; it is rewarding to see others have the confidence and the enthusiasm to then “have a go” themselves.
Recent lessons I have given have included:
- Thai food
- The perfect roast
- Choux pastry
- Cooking for children
- Bread making
- BBQ cooking
- Indian food
- Party food
- Cooking with seasonal produce
- Preparing Afternoon Tea
- Christmas cooking
If you would like further details about a cookery lesson, please get in touch here.
Magazine publications & baking projects
I am honoured to have been able to create recipes and provide cooking tips for various publications, including: Delicious Magazine, Sainsbury’s Magazine; Food Heaven Magazine; BBC Good Food Magazine, Brilliant Baking Magazine; Home Farmer Magazine.
I am always happy to create recipes to a given brief: a creative challenge is always right up my street!
The photos on this page are of some of my published recipes. I was thrilled that my white chocolate, strawberry & passionfruit cake – that I created for Sainsbury’s Magazine – had been voted by readers as their best-ever celebration cake.
Voted “Best-ever Celebration Cake” from the 25 years of Sainsbury’s Magazine.
In terms of food-related promotions, I have also very much enjoyed working the following, having created recipes for them:
- Jamie’s Italian
- Holy Lama Spice Drops
- It’s a baking thing
- Absolute Spice
I have been delighted to have been invited to deliver several cookery demonstrations and give food talks, including the Elmbridge Food Festival, the Surrey County Show, the Eat Food Festival in Reigate, the Woking Food and Drinks Festival and the Farnham Food Festival. If you would like me to give a food demonstration, please get in touch with me.
A cookery book wish
One of my ambitions to extend my recipe writing from this website and my recipes published in magazines to publish my own cookery book: I have many book ideas, with a few of the ideas already planned out……
I am overjoyed, however, that many of my own recipes were published in the Best Home Cook book, including both of my dishes from the Final: my beef wellington and my sticky ginger & tamarind puddings.
Please also get in contact with me if you would like to use any of my recipes on this website in a publication: please click here to contact me.