My life-long passion for food and feeding people drove me to abandon a well paid but unrewarding career in business for an adventure in Ireland, where I trained with Darina Allen at the in East Cork.
She drilled into her students classic cooking techniques, a range of traditional “forgotten” culinary skills and a deep respect for ingredients; we were privileged to be taught using the best that can be sourced or grown, with the emphasis on seasonality, locality and sustainability.
I’ve been working private chef for a large Warwickshire estate and independently as “Once Upon a Cook” - a personal chef, caterer and tutor inspiring people to learn to cook delicious, nutritious, flavoursome food from scratch.
And….since I am indeed my mother’s daughter…I really enjoy providing hospitality, creating ambience and giving people a good experience with food, so I’m planning to start a “pop-up” supper club which will feature seasonal home grown and local ingredients cooked imaginatively and presented family-style…..served with a nice little side of guitar and a tune or two!!