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.
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
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.
Freelance studio assistant
for Anthony Dickens Studio, Studio Glithero and Simon Hasan Studio between 2011 and 2012.
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 -
'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 -
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
Native English speaker
Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Greek.
Moderate speaker of Italian.
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 best graduate work, Design Curial 2014
Show RCA, Domus Magazine 2014
Hat 001 was written about in:
Cool Hunting, September 2014
Carefully Curated, December 2014
How to eat your Christmas tree cookbook appeared on:
'Cooking the Books' with Gilly Smith, December 2021
'Christmas Past' with Brian Earl, January 2021
'Cookery by the Book' with Suzy Chase, December 2020
‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on, coronavirus victories remain fragile,' The Guardian, August 2020
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 London, December 2012
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,
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
How to eat your Christmas tree project appeared on
Channel 5 news UK, 6th January 2021
ITV news UK, 6th January 2016