Charlotte Pike

Award-winning cookery author, teacher and chef I'm the author of five recipe books. I write a monthly recipe page for a weekly newspaper and I also write recipes and gourmet luxury travel guides which are published on my website and occasionally in other publications. I broadcast occasionally on Radio, TV, Podcasts and online videos. I am a professionally trained chef, and have undertaken the Certificate Course of Food & Wine at Ballymaloe Cookery School. I teach a wide range of cookery classes at schools around the UK, as well as running Field & Fork School. I run a private catering company, Charlotte's Kitchen.

Special subjects

I have a particular interest in every day home cooking, providing simple, reliable ideas for daily home cooking and translating advanced cookery techniques into easy, achievable processes in the home kitchen. Traditional methods of cookery and forgotten skills, such as fermentation, smoking and foraging. Country cooking, game and wild food sourcing and preparation. Baking, including bread, sourdough, pâtisserie and a keen personal interest in Scandinavian baking. Student cooking and children's cooking classes. Regional British, French, Spanish and Danish food. Creating easy to follow, reliable recipes, assuming no prior knowledge.

Languages spoken

BA in French and Spanish

Regular work

Cookery book writing Cookery teaching Occasional private cooking Very occasional ghost writing and food styling

Advisory boards / Awards

Chair, Guild of Food Writers World Gourmand Awards for Best Series André Simon Shortlist for FERMENTED Chef Alliance Member, Slow Food UK

Commercial interests

Founder and Director of Field & Fork School. Executive Chef Tutor at Harborne Food School Owner of Charlotte's Kitchen catering company Co-presenter of Pandemic Pantry Podcast