Raised by Greek parents in Sydney, Australia, for as long as I can remember I have been sourcing ingredients and learning recipes for the family table. My food style is light, relaxed and accessible, drawing inspiration from my Australian and Mediterranean heritage, my time at Leiths, and eight years of food industry experience across a range of roles, both organisational and practical. I am always at my best when I am able to share my passion with kindred souls face to face.
When visiting the family farm in country NSW I was surrounded by olive groves, fruit trees, lavender, beehives and sheep – with a clay oven that was an essential focus for the family. At the time, it was so easy to take this heritage for granted, now I feel truly lucky and am even luckier to be able to complete the circle with my professional work.
Eager to broaden my horizons I moved to London and entered the professional food world when I started working at the Divertimenti Cookery School in a management role where I was able to introduce and manage new classes for recreational foodies, with interesting chefs (both established and up-and-coming) and cuisines. This convinced me that I needed more hands-on work and to cook professionally – so I moved on, to study and graduate from Leith’s School of Food and Wine.
As a Home Economist, food stylist & writer some of my clients include Tesco Online and Waitrose Food Magazine, as well as restaurant recipe testing/menu development for Bill Granger at Granger & Co. I am very passionate about all things food and its place in social history and art, and am also currently completing a Masters degree in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS, where I have a specialist interest in the history of recipes and cookbooks. For social fun I lead popular Gastronomic Tours in central London for Context Travel.