There is so much more to being an InspiringChefs than simply knowing the techniques. Many of our chefs began as home-cooks, learning from the best (their mums, grandparents and great-grandparents!) and training at that most-esteemed academy, the culinary school of life. Our chefs are individually chosen because they bring something special to the table. An InspiringChefs needs to have flair, a sense of flavour, a great story, the ability to help you get to know your food as you learn to cook and, most importantly, passion, which will shine through.
Our chefs come from all over the world and have a variety of different backgrounds, simply click on their pictures below to learn more and get cooking!
Currently working in film-making and magazine-writing, Andrew has extensive previous experience in the culinary world, having run his own kitchen, and working as part of a Michelin-star team.
Type of Cuisine: French, Austrian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, English
Barrie started cooking traditional authentic food from the age of 10 and hasn't stopped since!
Type of Cuisine: Barbadian
Culinary powerhouse Ben is a font of creativity and energy. Having spent ten years working at 1,2, and 3-Michelin-starred restaurants, in five different countries, he then spent the past five years running his own creative dining concepts, events, and experiences, as well as winning multiple culinary awards in his spare time.
Type of Cuisine: British, Scandinavian (Swedish or Norwegian) French, American, Italian, Eclectic, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Spanish.
Professionally-trained Bobby first got a taste for cooking from his dad. A fantastic cook, and generally great man, Bobby’s dad inspired him to go out and pursue his love of food.
Type of Cuisine: French nouvelle cuisine, Modern British
Camilya is a traditional home cook, inspired by her mother, who wants to share her love of food with her students.
Type of Cuisine: Italian - Mediterranean
Being the brains behind both a supper club and a bespoke cake-baking business, Mareli chose to get into cooking as a way of making real connections with people through food.
Type of Cuisine: Modern British, South African, Cake baking and decorating
Piyali completed her Hotel Management and Catering Technology degree from Institute of Hotel Management back in Calcutta, India. However, cooking has remained a passion former.
Type of Cuisine: Indian food from different regions; Thai; Italian; Far East Fusion.
Richard has been teaching cooking classes for the past 2 years, he is a professional chef and learnt from the best; his mum.
Type of Cuisine: "Any, I work in a cookery school that has a very broad spectrum."
Simon is the go to supper club guru which he has been running for 8 years and counting, and has no intention to stop there.
Type of Cuisine: most takeaway (reproducing favourite takeaway / restaurant food is how I learnt to cook) & home cooking, perfect steak, or perfect roast.