I am a baker and food writer with an entrepreneurial spirit, who values the power of community and views food as an educational, empowering tool. Graduating from the Royal College of Art, I worked as an industrial designer in roles that varied from initial concept design to production and sales. I also have experience teaching art and design to university students aged between 18-24. I retrained as an artisan baker in 2014 and have had a variety of jobs within the food industry as both a baker and chef, running my own businesses and working with and for food related social enterprises. Discussions surrounding food and sustainability are particularly interesting to me — I published cookbook, ’How to eat your Christmas tree’ in 2020 which lead to me contributing to articles about food to journals. I have a Substack blog, contribute to Mold Magazine and produce  ‘How to eat alone,’ a podcast that touches on issues of solitude and solo dining. Though originally from London with Cypriot heritage, I have travelled extensively, studied in Milan in 2008 and in Lisbon between 2018 - 2021, where I ran food-related events and invested in a restaurant. After closing a chapter in early 2022 on several businesses that I have been involved in over the last few years, I have now returned to London. I still work as a freelance chef/baker, write about food and run food research platform, The Edible Archive. 

Below you can find my CV and a list of press that has featured my work. For any press enquiries or to collaborate with me, please fill in the contact form.

Curriculum Vitae

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The Edible Archive, January 2021 - presentSelf directed research platform where my work such as 'How to eat your Christmas tree' and 'How to eat alone' live.

Freelance Food Writer, January 2020 - present

Freelance Chef/Baker, November 2020 - present

Mnimi Jewellery Studio, January 2019 - January 2022
Cofounder. A part-time, side hustle. Bespoke jewellery studio, informed by user data and made combining heritage and high tech processes.  

The Bread Companion, January 2014 - January 2021
Founder of this educational, pop up, micro bakery.  The aim of this project was to encourage people to make their own food and to provide a platform for ‘breaducation.' 

Tutor on MA Product & Furniture Design & Art Foundation, 

Kingston School of Art, 2015 - 2018

Taught part time on the MA in Producty & Furniture design and Art Foundation to students between ages 18-24. Wrote and ran projects, individually tutored students and took part in student assessments.


Better Health Bakery, 2014 - 2018. 

Worked as a part-time baker for this social enterprise supporting adults with mental ill health.  

Resident chef, Designers on Holiday, every summer since 2015.

A collaboration with the Designers on Holiday design/adventure project to build and run their outdoor kitchen that runs for 2 weeks each summer. I make breakfast, lunch, Swedish fika and dinner every day for roughly 20 campers. 

The Saturday Market Project, 2014 

Studio assistant for this design/education startup. 


Today's Specials, 2011 - 2013

Cofounder.  As a newly graduated BA student, a colleague and I set up a guerilla pop up shop selling the work of new and upcoming designers/graduates on market stalls around London.​


Adventures in Furniture, Part-time sales assistant, 2012 


Freelance studio assistant

for Anthony Dickens Studio, Studio Glithero and Simon Hasan Studio between 2011 and 2012.

SCP Limited, 2010 - 2011

PR assistant and sales assistant.


Talks & Exhibitions ​-


'Plant Fever Exhibition' CID au Grand-Hornu, Belgium 2020/21 - contributing artist

'Form, Function, Food' Exhibition R-Space Gallery, Lisburn 2016 - exhibiting artist

'Reinventing the Familiar' The Training Partnership, London 2015 - speaker

'The Pineapple Show' Royal College of Art, London 2014 -

exhibiting artist


'Big Small Show' London Design Festival, London 2014 -

curator and exhibiting artist

'Sustain Graduate Exhibition,' Royal College of Art, London 2014 - exhibiting artist

'Made in...' London Design Festival, London 2010 -

co-curator and exhibiting artist

'Everyday Delights' JJAM Curators Collective, London 2010 -

exhibiting artist

Education -

Royal College of Art, London 

MA Design Products, 2012 - 2014.


Kingston University, London 

BA Product & Furniture Design (1st Class Hons), 2007 - 2010.

 

Politecnico di Milano, Milan 

(Exchange programme) Disegno Industriale, 2008- 2009.

 

Kingston University, London 

Art Foundation in Art & Design, 2006.


St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans
(A Levels, (A, A, A) AS Levels, (A, A, A, B, B) 11 GCSEs, (A*s - B), 

1999 - 2006.

Short Courses & Qualifications -

Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering, 2021-2023

St. Mary's University, Twickenham

RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition, 2022. 

School of Artisan Food, Nottingham 

Advanced Patisserie and Viennoiserie, 2017

Languages -

Native English speaker 

Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Greek.

Moderate speaker of Italian. 

Press 

Online - 

How to eat your Christmas tree appeared in:

BR24 Germany, December 2021

Terramotto Portugal, December 2021

Atlas Obscura, December 2021

The Financial Times UK, December 2021

SZ Magazine Germany, December 2021

Zeit Online Germany, December 2021

The Wall Street Journal, December 2020

The New York Times, December 2020

The Modern Farmer, December 2020 

Smithsonian Magazine, December 2020

The Telegraph UK, December 2020

The Independent UK, December 2020

The Food Network, December 2020 

Under the Christmas Tree, November 2020

BBC News, January 2019

Time Out London,  December 2016 - 2019

The Leytonstoner, December 2018

Jellied Eel, December 2018

Artefact Magazine video interview, January 2017

Mould Magazine, January 2016

The Daily Mail, January 2016

Vice Munchies, December 2015

The Bread Companion has been featured in:

Inspire and Enjoy, January 2017

The Early Hour, December 2016

The best graduate work, Design Curial 2014

Show RCA, Domus Magazine 2014

Hat 001 was written about in:

Industrial Fashion's Non Fashion Hat

Cool HuntingSeptember 2014

Pinatex 'The Pineapple Show' 

Carefully Curated, December 2014

 

Podcasts - 

How to eat your Christmas tree cookbook appeared on:

'Cooking the Books' with Gilly SmithDecember 2021

'Christmas Past' with Brian Earl, January 2021

'Cookery by the Book' with Suzy ChaseDecember 2020

Other news:

‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on, coronavirus victories remain fragile,' The Guardian, August 2020


Print -

How to eat your Christmas tree featured in:

The Financial Times, December 2021

The Sunday Times, UK January 2021

The New York Times, December 2020

The Food Network Magazine, December 2020

Eurostar Magazine, December 2018

Time Out Magazine, London, December 2015 - 2018

The Bread Companion appeared in:

The Holborn Magazine, The Exploration Issue, 2018

Jamie Oliver Magazine, October 2017

True Loaf Magazine, January 2016 (front cover)

BluePrint, Edition 336, 2014

Elle Decoration, October 2014

Big Small Show appeared in

World of Interiors, October 2014

Royal College of Art Christmas Fete appeared on the front cover of Time Out London in December 2012 and 2013. 

Today's Specials' Design Bazaar. 

Time Out LondonDecember 2012

Radio - 

The How to eat your Christmas tree project appeared on:

The World USA, January 2022

KJZZ Public Radio USA, December 2021

BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live UK, 5 Live, Cumbria, Scotland, Stoke, Somerset, Wales, WM and Worcester between 2019 - 2021

NPR Interview USA, January 2021

Radio Kiro Interview USA, January 2021

CBC Radio Calgary, January 2021

BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live UK, studio guest,

January 2020

Heart Radio, January 2019 & January 2020

Talk Radio, January 2019

Sunday Brunch, Monocle Radio 24, January 2018

I appeared on behalf of the Designers on Holiday project, on Sunday Brunch, Monocle Radio 24, June 2018

Television -

How to eat your Christmas tree project appeared on

Channel 5 news UK, 6th January 2021

ITV news UK, 6th January 2016