Mentors on Workshop
Share skills by applying proven learning methodologies using today’s technology. The workshops we create together provide high quality, engaging learning experiences that are perfectly tailored to each mentor’s unique skill set.
For a taste of what we’re currently working on, check out how Cooking on Workshop is going.
Workshop offers its mentors:
- Expert guidance from our workshop planning team
- Support in initial funding and production costs
- Marketing to a global audience on the platform
- Ongoing revenues of 50% of the completed workshop’s net income
The Boy Who Bakes
Edd Kimber is an expert baker, food writer and TV personality. He has authored three cookbooks – The Boy Who Bakes (2011), Say It With Cake (2012) and Patisserie Made Simple (Oct 2014).
Edd won the first series of The Great British Bake Off (BBC Two) and writes for several magazines and newspapers including regular features in BBC Good Food, Delicious and Waitrose Kitchen. Edd has also made regular appearances on TV including on Sunday Brunch. Edd’s theboywhobakes.co.uk blog has been named one of the best UK blogs by Woman and Home Magazine and as one of the best baking blogs by Channel4.com.
SORTEDfood is a global community of cooking enthusiasts led by Jamie Spafford, Mike Huttlestone, Ben Ebbrell and Barry Taylor. There are already over 2 million people around the world joining their mega cooking conversation online, sharing new recipe ideas and having a laugh together around food. From their London studio they provide great recipes, share skills and plenty of entertainment along the way. James Currie, the SORTEDfood development chef, develops stacks of their recipes including those for their latest book Desserts in Duvets a Kickstarter project.
SORTEDfood have joined Workshop as a founding mentor and share the Workshop passion for teaching the world the skills they need to get into the kitchen.
The Meringue Girls
The Meringue Girls was Founded by Stacey O’Gorman & Alex Hoffler in 2012. Since starting their journey in London’s booming street food scene (KERB, Street Feast, Broadway Market), they have generated huge amounts of PR and a huge social media following. As well as department stores stocking their beautiful meringues, their clients have included Dior, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney, Brides Magazine, Alexander McQueen, Agent Provocateur, Adidas, Nike, Jo Malone, Elizabeth Arden, Topshop, Clinique and Jimmy Choo.
Their cookbook ‘Meringue Girls Everything Sweet’ is full of unusual edible gifts, cool confectionary and delicious things in all the colours of the rainbow. Meringue Girls has their own bakery in the bustling foodie hub of Broadway Market which is also used to run weekly meringue and cake baking classes, rated by the Evening Standard as one of the best London based foodie masterclasses.
The Chiappa Sisters
The Chiappa Sisters
Three sisters, Romina, Emi and Michela, have grown up in a close-knit Italian community in Wales where food and family is always at the centre of social events. Their book ‘Simply Italian’ was created in conjunction with their TV series and reached number 1 in the Amazon chart. Now parents, Michela and Emi have written their latest book ‘Baby At The Table’. The Chiappas have also had a number of exclusive cookery TV shows and documentaries which have aired on Channel 4 and the BBC in the UK as well as across various networks around the world.
Eric Lanlard, Master Pâtissier, is recognised internationally for superlative baked creations made for an impressive A-list clientele. After his training in France, Eric moved to London aged 22 and became head pastry chef for Albert and Michel Roux. More recently he has launched his own business, Cake Boy, a destination café, cake emporium and cookery school based in London.
Yuki is a Japanese chef. She has worked in authentic Japanese restaurants in London, developing new recipes and menus. The growth in Japanese food popularity led to her setting up her own Japanese cookery school Yuki’s Kitchen and publishing her first book Sushi at Home. Yuki is passionate about making sushi accessible to people so they can make it at home using ingredients that are readily available.
Hari learned to cook with her mum then trained at Michelin-starred Tamarind’s of Mayfair and is now founder of the biggest Indian food digital platform in the UK! Her recipes are loved because they are simple but still pack the flavour punch Indian food is famous for. Hari is about simplifying Indian cookery without losing authenticity and my range of curry kits do this too. Her aim is to get people into the kitchen to cook delicious, healthy, authentic Indian food at home.
Carrot and Crumb
Benjamina was a quarter-finalist on The Great British Bake Off and has always enjoyed making her creations look beautiful. Cakes are one of her favourite things to bake and she has developed her own style of decorating whilst drawing inspiration from current trends on Instagram and Pinterest.
Chetna is a cook, author and passionate baker. Her first book ‘The Cardamon Trail’ was baking with spices and Indian flavours. Her second book, ‘Chai, Chaat & Chutney’ is all about Indian street food. Chetna loves cooking and also share recipes on her youtube channel ‘Food with Chetna’. Since being on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Chetna has not stopped cooking and loves to combine 2 of my favourite things baking and Indian food.
Jen comes from a long line of chocoholics. She is also one of the UK’s top chocolate experts, judging on panels for various chocolate and fine food awards and regularly speaking to the press.
Luke is an award-winning celebrity chef and author, who at 15 won Future Chef before he became the UK’s Youngest Head Chef at just 18. He’s about to launch his London flagship venue, is Founder of Retro Feasts in Dubai and regularly appears on TV shows in the UK and USA.
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