Be inspired by our top chefs

Jamie Oliver

Jamie has revolutionised modern home cooking, as well as campaigning for healthy school dinners in UK schools and running a successful restaurant chain.

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Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is the author of bestselling books such as How to Eat, Nigella Express and many more – which, together with her successful TV series have made her a household name around the world.

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry has been teaching the nation to cook for over four decades. She is one of our favourite bakers and the much-loved judge on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off and is the author of over 70 books including Mary Berry’s Baking Bible and Mary Berry at Home.

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Rick Stein

Rick Stein is a well-loved and respected chef, TV presenter and author who has produced an array of award-winning books and television series, including Rick Stein's India, Seafood, Seafood Lover's Guide, Taste of the Sea and many more.

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Meera Sodha

Food writer Meera Sodha's love for her ancestors’ food and desire to keep their food traditions alive led her to journey back to her mother’s kitchen to capture the recipes from her childhood.​

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Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam is a chef, cookery writer and restaurant owner. Yotam spends much of his time creating and testing recipes for his column in the Guardian, on-going cookery books and programmes for television.

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Ruby Tandoh

After becoming one of the top three finalists in GBBO 2013, Ruby has since become one of the UK's most exciting new names in baking.

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Rachel Khoo

Rachel is a graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. It was her passion for patisserie that lured her to Paris, where she obtained a pastry diploma. She then put her skills to use at the delightful Paris culinary bookstore and tea salon, La Cocotte.

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Theo Randall

Theo Randall is one of Britain's top chefs who specialises in Italian cuisine. Currently owner of Theo Randall at the InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane, he is perhaps best known for being awarded a Michelin star at The River Café in London.

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Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey first introduced the West to the delights of Indian food almost 30 years ago and is the authority on Indian cooking.

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Simon Hopkinson

Simon Hopkinson left school at 17 to begin a career as a chef. As well as Roast Chicken and Other Stories his books include Gammon & Spinach and The Prawn Cocktail Years.

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Tony Kitous

For over a decade Tony Kitous has been Britain’s most passionate provider of contemporary Lebanese and North African food. His restaurants were the first in London to merge traditional Arabic cooking with easy contemporary eating.

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Shelina Permalloo

Shelina Permalloo gave up a career in diversity and equality to enter the MasterChef competition. Since winning the title, she has cooked at the Good Food Shows, written her debut book Sunshine on a Plate and now plans to open her own restaurant in her home town of Southampton.

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Miranda Gore Browne

Miranda Gore Browne was a finalist in the hugely successful Great British Bake-Off series. She was a popular contestant throughout but it was her beautifully decorated, delicious signature biscuits that won the hearts of the audience and wowed the judges.

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Omar Allibhoy

Young, talented Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy is creating a buzz within the UK food scene. Omar is the owner of the critically acclaimed Tapas Revolution in Westfield, London and Bluewater, Kent.

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James Morton

James Morton was runner-up on Great British Bake Off 2012. He learnt to bake with his granny, growing up in the Shetland Isles.

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Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel has written more than 20 bestselling books and is Britain's foremost authority on feeding babies and toddlers. She is a TV favourite, has her own range of chilled supermarket ready meals, and has now penned Annabel's Family Cookbook, designed to take the stress out of family mealtimes.

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Samuel & Samantha Clark

The husband and wife team behind Moro and Morito, Sam + Sam Clark have long been Mediterranean food pioneers, bringing authentic Spanish and Turkish cuisine to enthusiastic London restaurant-goers. Their recipe books are, deservedly, considered to be modern cookery classics.

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Anna Del Conte

She published her first book, Portrait of Pasta, in 1975 and became the first cookery writer in England to specialise in Italian food.

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Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing has been involved in the creation of many of London’s most iconic and celebrated restaurants and firmly established his name as one of the most respected and acclaimed British Chefs

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Genevieve Taylor

Genevieve Taylor is an author and food stylist who splits her time between food writing and creating beautiful food for photography.

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Dean Edwards

Dean has worked on various television programmes, including Take on the Takeaway and This Morning. He is currently the resident chef on ITV's Lorraine and makes regular appearances on Saturday Cookbook.

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Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of SmittenKitchen.com, an award-winning blog.

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Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake is a journalist and food writer and writes the weekly columns 'How to Make the Perfect...' and 'Readers' Recipe Swap' in the Guardian.

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Melissa & Jasmine Hemsley

Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley’s family business, HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY, has been the behind-the-scenes go-to food service for celebrities and those in the health, beauty and wellness industry since 2010.

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The Happy Pear

Meet Irish twin brothers, David and Stephen Flynn, otherwise known as The Happy Pear. Known for their infectious energy and delicious vegetarian cooking, The Happy Pear are veggie authors you shouldn't miss!

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Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain is a baker, columnist and author, who won the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. Nadiya impressed with her inventive flavour pairings and a flair for presentation. After winning…

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