New Member: Kumud Gandhi

Kumud is a published author, food scientist, writer and broadcaster based in Hertfordshire, UK. She is of Indian heritage and is the daughter of generations of chemists and spice merchants, which has helped her to understand the science and alchemy of food.

After a successful career in the City, Kumud retrained in food science and then started the Saffron House fine dining company and catered for clients such as the HRH The Prince of Wales, The Oxford Union, the Palace of Westminster and many A-list celebrities.

In 2010 she established The Cooking Academy a cookery school based in Rickmansworth, where she uses her blend of science and knowledge of spices to teach her clients ‘The Alchemy of Food’. The Corporate Wellness Division of The Cooking Academy provides ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace’ services to improve employee productivity and engagement to increase staff retention and profitability. The services are delivered through a range of programmes including nutritional coaching, workshops and team building events. The Cooking Academy also runs a range of publicly available cookery classes and social events for families and groups of friends.

Kumud is a regular contributor to radio and television as well as writing for a range of national publications and sits on a number of food tasting panels. 

Kumud’s contact details are: Website: Twitter: @cookingacademy. Facebook: Address: Silverwood, London Road, RICKMANSWORTH, Hertfordshire WD3 1JR. Telephone: 01923 778880. Email: