In 2009 I left my job as an editor in London – the mountains were calling me, and happily I ended up in Verbier. Food had already been important to me for a very long time; even in my 'old life', it was the cookbooks that I most looked forward to editing. My subsequent work over the next few years, as a host and property manager in luxury ski chalets or summer villas, just meant that I got to see (and taste!) even more fabulous food, and so perhaps it was inevitable I would move into cooking myself.
I've had some fantastic experiences so far, from the moment I did my training course at Ashburton in Devon, to the great clients I cook for as a private chef today. I absolutely love travelling, and wherever I go in the world I try to learn a few new flavour combinations or techniques I can bring back home, to incorporate alongside the wonderful seasonal and local ingredients we have in the Valais area.
I've lived in a few different places but have always come back to Verbier, the perfect place to combine my love for food with my love for the outdoors, mountains and skiing!