I love food and am lucky to be able to work with others who love working with food too and have seen how the food in the UK has developed and changed over the last 34 years.
I started as a cook, had a successful food media career as a food editor in magazines and writing cookbooks and now work as an experienced food consultant who delivers step change strategies for the leading retailers in the UK from idea generation to execution and communication .
I am often labelled as the ‘the food conscience’ of any food business I work with, for my creative and independent food approach, where I act as a food trend leader, innovator and communicator.
More recently I have bought a small country house hotel out of administration and through hands-on overhauling of all aspects of the business from operations,sales and marketing with a core focus (obviously ! ) on good food, it is thriving . Nearly all out food suppliers are local , keeping food miles to a minimum.
Cut my teeth developing my practical culinary skills with Prue Leith CBE-culinary legend & now presenter on Channel 4's Great British Bake Off, at her party catering company then teaching at her Leiths School of Food and Wine, as well as cooking for royalty, the government and the rich and famous.
As a cook who writes, I created recipes, was a food stylist, wrote articles and features for the pioneering Good Housekeeping magazine, as it revolutionized home cooking in the UK.
Helped mould ASDA into a trend driven, quality focused food business from its trading origins, not the least by engendering food skills that allowed ASDA to launch their premium ,highly successful ‘Extra Special’ range.
Successfully delivered my unique team working and motivational workshops for non-food businesses such as Orange Mobile, Elmwood Design and M&S fashion with exceptional results.