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Gizzi Erskine

Gizzi Erskine

Former BBC Good Food Award winner Gizzi is a successful TV presenter and cookery book author. Gizzi rose to fame as a co-presenter on Channel 4’s ‘Cook Yourself Thin’, before hosting Channel 4 show ‘Cookery School’ alongside Richard Corrigan. She has also somehow found the time to pen ‘Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic’, a technique focused cookery bible and latest book 'Gizzi's Healthy Appetite'.

Angela Malik
Guest Chef

Angela Malik

Former Leiths Diploma student Angela Malik has established herself as a successful teacher. She is known for combining exciting flavours with fantastic, seasonal British ingredients and is a recognised expert of Asian food.  

Angela has appeared as a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4 the Kitchen Cabinet and on shows such as C4 Sunday Brunch, ITV This Morning and Kirstie Allsop’s Perfect Christmas.

Esther Clark
Deputy Food Editor, BBC Good Food

Esther Clark

After completing the Leiths diploma Esther went on to cook at a farm in Italy where she was able to embrace her love of Italian food. Upon returning she was contacted by Jamie magazine and has since gone on to freelance as a food stylist, cookery writer and recipe tester on numerous publications such as delicious.magazine, Co-op magazine, BBC Good Food and various cookbooks. Esther’s major break came in 2018 with the publication of her first book, Mexicana! a joyous selection of her favourite inauthentic recipes and her subsequent appointment as Deputy Food Editor at BBC Good Food.

Tomek Mossakowski
Baker and co-founder of The Dusty Knuckle Bakery School

Tomek Mossakowski

Former academic in King's College London's English department, Tomek is now a baker and co-founder of The Dusty Knuckle Bakery School, teaching a range of bread, pastry, cooking and fermentation classes.

Olia Hercules
Cookbook Author and Guest Chef

Olia Hercules

With the 2008 financial crisis in full swing, and redundancies happening on a weekly basis at the magazine firm that Olia was working at as a junior reporter; she decided to throw in the towel and retrain as a chef.

After graduating, Olia went to work for Yotam Ottolenghi in his Islington restaurant before expanding into food styling and recipe development.

Now, Olia has two cookbooks to her name, Mamushka and Kaukasis with a third, Summer Kitchen on its way and regularly teaches cookery classes here at Leiths.


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