Meet the Chefs

We partner with some amazing individuals, brands and restaurants. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and include everything from published authors and professional chefs to nutritionists, charities and more.

Meet some of our top chefs on the app.

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Nisha Katona MBE

Nisha Katona

Nisha Katona MBE is a curry evangelist and has always been interested in the anthropology of food.

She's a fantastic TV presenter working on many shows such as Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, ITV's Lorraine, & Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge she's also a judge at ITV's Cooking with the Stars.

She's also an amazing author, writing numerous books, her newest being 30 Minute Mowgli.

Front cover recipe book of 30 minute mowgli by Chef Nisha Katona
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Levi Roots

Levi Roots

Dragon slayer Levi Roots rose to fame after appearing as one of the contestants on the BBC's Dragon's Den, where he won a £50,000 investment from multi-millionaire investors for his Caribbean Reggae Reggae sauce, after beginning modestly by cooking in his kitchen and using the skills which his grandmother had taught him.

The Levi Roots range continues to grow with Caribbean inspired cooking sauces, ready meals, soft drinks, desserts and more. With his current status as a British businessman, television personality and musician, Levi's success has been nothing short of a whirlwind.

Chef and TV presenter Dean Edwards

Dean Edwards

Dean Edwards

Dean Edwards is a well known TV presenter on ITV's popular tv breakfast show Lorraine.

He’s also showcased his cooking skills on tv shows such as Good Morning Britain, Daybreak, BBC’S MasterChef, Take on the Takeaway and many more.

Dean is  the author of many books including Cook Slow and Cook Slow: Light & Healthy.

Professional Indian Chef Cyrus Todiwala

Cyrus Todiwala

Cyrus Todiwala

Among his many talents, Cyrus Todiwala is a chef, author, educator, and entrepreneur. He is a co-patron of Café Spice Namaste which is the longest-running Michelin BIB restaurant in the world. 

As well as frequently appearing on BBC Saturday Kitchen and BBC 4 Food Programme, Cyrus won the BBC Food Personality of the Year award in 2014. He also won Channel 4's Snackmasters competition in 2021.

Cyrus has written 6 cookbooks, among them is ‘Simple Spice’. Though his latest book Simple Spice Vegetarian was published in March 2020.

Professional Spanish Chef José Pizarro

José Pizarro

Often referred to as the Godfather of Spanish cooking in the UK, his early career was spent working in top restaurants in Spain before he became the Head Chef of a Michelin-starred restaurant. In 2011, José opened his first solo venture, José Tapas Bar on Bermondsey Street and opened many others soon after.

He's appeared regularly on BBC 1's Saturday Kitchen Rick Stein's Christmas and Food Network's The Big Eat and James Martin's Saturday Morning.

José has also written many books, his latest being Andalusia: Recipes from Seville and beyond, published in 2019.

José Pizarro
Professional Chef Jo Pratt

Jo Pratt

Jo Pratt

Jo Pratt is a wonderfully multi-talented, award winning chef who works as a food technician, presenter, author and food stylist as well as a cook. 

She has even worked with famous chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and the late great Gary Rhodes aiding them with their cookbooks, tv shows and live demonstrations.

Jo is a celebrated celebrity chef, the author of many cookbooks such as The Flexible Pescatarian & The Flexible Family Cook Book.

Chef Alex Hollywood

Alex Hollywood

Alex Hollywood, a renowned home cook, family food writer, blogger and author as well as being widely followed on social media. 

Her infectious humour and relatability were noticed by TV producers, resulting in her featuring on numerous programmes including ITV’s This Morning, Nadia's Family Feasts and Ainsley’s Food We Love

Alex Hollywood's book 'Alex Hollywood: Cooking Tonight,' continues to inspire home cooks to prepare stress-free family meals. 

Front cover of Alex Hollywood's Cookbook Cooking Tonight
Chef Jenny Tschiesche

Jenny Tschiesche, AKA Lunchbox Doctor

Nutritionist and cookery book author Jenny Tschiesche has written many books including Modern Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbook, and most recently Air Fryer Cookbook. She is a renowned recipe and content creator for well-known brands including the BBC, Sport England, and a regular contributor to TV and Radio.  Jenny’s recipes are designed for busy home cooks who want to eat food that’s prepared from scratch but without wasting time on unnecessary processes.

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Peta Leith

Peta is a professional pastry chef and food writer who trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York. After she completed an apprenticeship with baker, author and food stylist Claire Ptak at bespoke cake company Violet Cakes, Peta spent 7 years working as a pastry chef at The Ivy.

Her first cookbook, The Vegetarian Kitchen, is a collaboration with her aunt, Prue Leith. It was published in February 2020 and was photographed by award-winning and internationally-acclaimed photographer David Loftus.

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Lee Holmes

Sydney-based nutritionist, chef and author of nine cookbooks. Lee focuses on supercharged foods and gut health with easy recipes which are gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar free.

Lee started her website, Supercharge Your Life, to help improve people’s health through diet, nutrition and lifestyle tips. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia, Lee learned that she could improve her symptoms by changing her diet.

Since starting her website, Lee has also created a petition to improve the food in New South Wales (NSW) hospitals which resulted in the NSW government introducing a new menu in some hospitals.

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Veganuary

Veganuary is a charity inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year. Their mission to move people towards a plant-based diet is driven by their goals of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering and improving people’s health.

In their 2020 campaign, over 400,000 people took their pledge to try a vegan diet, and more than 600 brands, restaurants and supermarkets promoted their campaign.

Equally impressive is Veganuary’s team of ambassadors: Joaquin Phoenix, Paul McCartney and Alicia Silverstone, to name just a few!

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Grind

Coffee, cocktails & all-day dining since 2011.

Grind was founded by David Abrahamovitch when he took over his father’s mobile phone shop and transformed it into a café-bar.  Since then, Grind has grown into more than just a café; it’s a cult east London coffee brand with 11 locations, including espresso bars, cocktail bars, restaurants and a state-of-the-art coffee roastery.

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Maple & Co

Maple & Co make eating good food a habit for all. Their food is joyful, colourful, and vibrant, using seasonal ingredients that work together to provide powerful nutritional benefits. They sum their ethos up in 2 words: eat happy.

Adria, Maple & Co’s founder, worked and travelled all over the world and has always had an insatiable hunger for cooking (and eating). So, she left the corporate world and decided to study at Le Cordon Bleu and the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She now spends her days around food and has never been happier!

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Seedlip

The world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits. Solving the dilemma of what to drink when you’re not drinking.

A story of history, physicians and family farming is how Seedlip came to be. Over 300 years ago, physicians commonly distilled herbal remedies using copper stills to treat disease. In 1651, physician John French published The Art of Distillation documenting these non-alcoholic recipes. That same year a Lincolnshire family started farming, hand sewing seeds using baskets called ‘seedlips.’ Centuries on, Ben discovered John’s book and started experimenting with the recipes in his kitchen. Seedlip was born; a combination of his farming heritage and John’s recipes.

Seedlip debuted in Selfridges in 2015. Since then, Seedlip’s batches have sold out within minutes online and iconic bars, hotels and restaurants like The Savoy, The Ritz and The Fat Duck and even Buckingham Palace have gotten in touch! Seedlip have also since published a recipe book, won awards and is now in 250 restaurants in 20 cities worldwide.

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Redemption Bar

Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself at London’s healthiest vegan restobar.

Started by two female entrepreneurs, Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, they wondered why socialising always comes at the expense of people’s health. This inspired them to create Redemption Bar; a restaurant serving plant-based, sugar-free and wheat-free food with an alcohol-free bar.

Redemption Bar’s ethos is rooted in a care for the environment, animals and ourselves. Through their restaurant, Catherine and Andrea aim to challenge the notion that healthy food is boring and tasteless. With three locations in Covent Garden, Notting Hill and Shoreditch, it seems they’re doing it pretty well!

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Migrateful

Recipes rebuilding lives. Award-winning cookery classes taught to you by expert refugee and migrant chefs from around the world.

Migrateful is a charity which aims to help migrants struggling to integrate and access employment due to legal and linguistic barriers. Their mission is to empower them on their journey to employment and independence by enabling them to learn English, build their confidence and meet the wider community through supporting them to run their own cookery classes.

Migrateful was launched in 2017.  Since then, over 850 classes have been run with over 8,500 participants, and 57 chefs have been supported.

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Nutrition Facts

NutritionFacts.org is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research.

The website was launched in recognition of the power of diet to prevent, treat and even reverse some of our top diseases. With the overload of conflicting nutrition advice put out regularly, nutritionfacts.org was started to give the public and doctors the latest nutrition research in a bitesize and easily digestible way.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues. He is a general practitioner specialising in clinical nutrition, and is a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Amongst other popular books, he is author of How Not to Die and How Not to Diet.

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Caravan Restaurants

Caravan is London’s award-winning collection of restaurants bringing well travelled food, mighty fine coffee and all-day dining to the UK.

Caravan’s ethos is bold flavours, global influences and vibrant, healthy ingredients. They source the highest quality green coffee in the most sustainable, social and environmental way.