I am a born and bred Bristolian and live in Bristol! My passion for food had been in me from a very young age as both my Mum and Dad are keen cooks! I started to experiment with food when I went to University in Falmouth where I studied photography!
My life completely changed when I took part in Masterchef in 2005. Before that I was a Digger Driver!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience but found it very tough! Being one of the finalists has opened many doors for me. I was offered a job at two Michelin star ‘Midsummer House’ in Cambridge, under head chef Daniel Clifford, what an experience and what an amazing restaurant, I learned more there in a short space of time, than I had in my previous 28 years!
I was lucky enough to be a part of a T.V series for the BBC’ called ’Take on The Takeaway’ where I got the chance to work alongside some of my idols, such as Gary Rhodes, Jean christophe Novelli and Angela Hartnett. I have also appeared on ’Good food live’ and ‘Market kitchen’ One of my biggest achievements to date was being chosen as one of the resident Chef’s for ITV’s This Morning alongside Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. I have been one of the resident chefs on ITV’s Lorraine since September 2010, working along side the legend that is Lorraine Kelly. In recent times I have been working with brands such as ‘Kingsmill’ ‘Kikkoman’ soy sauce ‘British Asparagus’ and ‘Three Barrels Brandy. I have also been a regular contributor to ‘Fabulous Magazine’ for the last two years.
My first cook book entitled ‘Mincespiration’ is published in February 2013, I am so excited by this, its something I have dreamt or for many years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I have big plans for the future, and cant believe how lucky I am to have an opportunity to be involved in the world of food!!!!