About Me

MasterChef UK Quarter Finalist

 

Hi, I’m Rebecca, a passionate home cook and past MasterChef UK contestant. Welcome to my website I hope you enjoy the content & newsletters.

 

I originally decided to enter MasterChef in 2018 and embarked on the gruelling audition process to finally make it on the show in 2019. I’d never have dreamed of getting that far, let alone making it through to the final 16 in the knock-out rounds. I am so pleased I pushed myself, it was an experience I will never forget, and it’s given me the confidence to make my dream a reality.

 

So many of my friends and family now ask me for cooking advice and recipes that this was my natural next step. I have the space, the resources and the knowledge and I want to inspire other people to be confident in their own kitchen.

And as we have to eat to survive, I always endeavour to make it tasty, nutritious and enjoyable. It’s as much about the preparing as it is about the eating.

My Inspiration

 

Growing up we were encouraged by both my mum and gran, to watch and learn. This involved all the jobs around the house, but the most pleasurable for me was cooking. Especially on a Sunday when we would make a roast dinner and everyone would be gathered in the kitchen-dining room. With music on in the back ground we would sing along, help chop, stir, taste and bring the whole meal to life; together.

It made us appreciate it so much more when we sat down to eat as we had invested a great deal of time, effort and love into our food. This is what I truly enjoy about cooking, its the way it brings people together and how it makes them feel. And for this reason, Sunday is still my favourite day and as a family we still carry on this tradition whenever we can.

 

” Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ”

Benjamin Franklin 

 

Having designed our kitchen from scratch, every thought has gone into the way I like to cook with people around me, from the layout and function, to the relaxed spaces and welcoming vibe.  This is an important part of the enjoyment of cooking and making sure you get the most pleasure out of being with the people you love.

 

That’s why you’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties!

BECOMING A GURU

 

In 2020 during lockdown I became a GURU for ResetMSM which is a programme for people to help find their mindful practice. At times of increased anxiety and stress its important you find something to help you relax as an alternative focus. I help people do this through cooking,

 

I have also done a number of Pop Up events & collaborations for local restaurants and companies, so if you would like me to help inspire your team or your customers, just get in touch.