With a degree in Theology and no culinary ability whatsoever, Rachel's passion for cooking started while volunteering in Zambia. Having never cooked before, she was forced to learn fast whilst living in a village with no supermarket. So, she started baking her own bread, making granita using lemons from her garden, and searching for recipes wherever she could find them, and the rest, as they say, is history.
After graduating in Cuisine and Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu, Rachel went on to work with some of London's most inspiring chefs. In 2010 Rachel started Rachel’s Kitchen Cookery School as a way to share her passion for great food using quality ingredients. She has since taught thousands of people the confidence to create delicious dishes in the kitchen. She was voted runner up 'Best Cookery School Tutor' in the UK Cookery School of the Year Award 2012, and was a finalist 'Best Young Rising Star' in the Cookery School Awards 2012 and 2013. Rachel is also a judge of the Great Taste Awards, Quality Food Awards, and a regular contributor to the Great British Chefs website, and teaches as a guest chef for a number of schools and food festivals.
With her relaxed approach, fun teaching style and hearty flavours, Rachel has become the chef of choice for private and corporate cookery classes, and for brushing up on your cooking skills whilst smiling at the same time.