Welcome to our 2012-13 Members page. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Sue Carter (email@example.com) or send a message via our contacts page.
Valentina Harris (President)
Jacqui Pickles (Vice-President) Private chef and consultant since 1986 having trained in France and in London at Le Gavroche with Albert Roux. Event management worldwide, cookery school teaching and consultancy work in food retail and production have supplemented her essential work as a freelance chef for both corporate and private clients
Sue Carter (Treasurer and Secretary) co-founded The Cellar, a fine wine store in Austin Texas until 2001, then became Wine Coordinator for the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival. She was promoted to Festival Director in 2007. She relocated to England in 2009 where she continues to write about wine and blog about restaurants.
Joanne Cooke runs the popular supper club, the Pimlico Table, and has worked with the likes of Valentina Harris, Franco Taruschio, GianCarlo and Katie Caldesi, Richard Bertinet, Sophie Grigson and many more established chefs. Website
Ailana Kamelmacher Website
Sancha Starkey - Encourages everyone to cook seasonal and local foods to the best of their ability, to ensure they get the best produce and value for money. With a classical training and long experience of home cooking she likes to share how achievable and affordable good home cooking can be and how with a few simple flourishes entertaining becomes easy. Most recently working with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage.
Clare Marriage - Founder and CEO of a farm based food company, specializing in gourmet and special diet cereal based foods. Director of Slow Food UK, Director of Bucks Berks & Oxon Food Group CIC & Honorary Life Member of the Soil Association. Served FFB & Defra in the establishment of organic food standards and past Chair of the SA Food Processing Committee.
Yael Rose - An event organizer, specializing in food events. Currently runs The Chocolate Festival in London Southbank Centre twice a year, and in Brighton and Oxford once a year. The Cheese & Wine Festival and Tea & Coffee Festival run twice a year in London Southbank Centre. The events aim to showcase and promote fine artisanal produce as well as educate people about processes, and share the best recipes using the products on show.