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!
Ski touring in Verbier
Spice stall in Marrakesh