Be graduated from Leith's School of Food & Wine in 1986 as ‘Best All-Round Graduate’.

She travelled as private chef, and spent 2 years with Albert Roux in his London restaurants, including Le Gavroche. A year followed as private chef on board ' 94' classic yacht, fulfilling her world travel dream. In London she set up restaurants at Health and Fitness Clubs before returning as senior teacher and demonstrator to Leith's, co-writing Leith's Seasonal Bible.  

She gained her PGCE (DTLLS) in 2012 and created Be in the Kitchen Cookery School leaning towards food for health. In 2015 she was awarded Leatherhead & District Business Person of the Year, also running her Vitality Group for 3 years. She became an AAP for DofE Awards Scheme in 2019, providing online cookery courses.

In 2023, she graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine with a diploma as naturopathic nutrition therapist. Her role as specialist cookery teacher includes students with autism and anxiety.   Be is currently enjoying a season demonstrating in cookery theatres at Country Shows and Food Festivals around England.   She is married to Mark, has three adult children and lives in Surrey with dog, Ivy.  

About Be In The Kitchen

Be is a professional Chef, cookery teacher/demonstrator and nutrition therapist and has online cookery courses available to help you get cooking with ease right away!  

She loves teaching teenagers and has four online courses: Starting Off, Simple Suppers, Plant-based Suppers and Off to Uni. All the courses are suitable for the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Skills, though they can also be enjoyed at any time.

All the courses, except the DofE option, give you access to the cookery videos for life so they are a fantastic investment.

  She is also passionate about looking after adult women’s health and inspiring them to cook recipes with ease that will be really enjoyable, delicious, support great health and keep them disease-free. Find her on her Paleo Keto Party, cook well - BE well Facebook group Live cookery demonstrations on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm.  

Be has a great CV, training and then working as a senior teacher and demonstrator at the Leith's School of Food & Wine and she is now writes and runs their gluten and dairy-free workshops.

She spent 2 years with Albert Roux at Roux Restaurants Ltd in London in her twenties and has been running her specialist cookery school for nearly 10 years. She has experience with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia and can teach techniques to make cooking fun for these students.   She is excited to expand her online classes and broaden her reach on social media.


I am sure you have already read about me, but just in case you'd like to know why I do what I do and where I have come from, here is a brief summary:

Be's Bio

Be graduated from Leith's School of Food & Wine in 1986 as ‘Best All-Round Graduate’. 

She travelled as private chef, and spent 2 years with Albert Roux in his London restaurants, including Le Gavroche. 

A year followed as private chef on board ' 94' classic yacht, fulfilling her world travel dream. In London she set up restaurants at Health and Fitness Clubs before returning as senior teacher and demonstrator to Leith's, co-writing Leith's Seasonal Bible.

She gained her PGCE (DTLLS) in 2012 and created Be in the Kitchen Cookery School leaning towards food for health. In 2015 she was awarded Leatherhead & District Business Person of the Year, also running her Vitality Group for 3 years. 

She became an AAP for DofE Awards Scheme in 2019, providing online  cookery courses. 

In 2023, she graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine with a diploma as naturopathic nutrition therapist. Her role as specialist cookery teacher includes students with autism and anxiety.

Be is currently enjoying a season demonstrating in cookery theatres at Country Shows and Food Festivals around England.  She runs gluten and dairy-free workshops at Leith's while running her DofE online courses and supporting private clients. She is married to Mark, has three adult children and lives in Surrey, UK with her dog, Ivy.   

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