Why I want to be mentor in this category: To highlight the need for more gluten free cooking and to prove that it doesn't have to be difficult
What inspires me in this category: I believe that being GF shouldn't deprive you of your favourite foods. There are loads of naturally GF dishes and recipes, but my mission is to create GF versions of the foods you are told you can't have anymore...
Experience: Operated a gluten free pub kitchen for 6 1/2 years with all food cooked freshly on site. First independent restaurant in Kent to be GF accredited with Coeliac UK.
Biggest Lesson Learned: Check ALL ingredients on ALL products... It's amazing where gluten hides!
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: Self taught, but have had a huge following of GF customers who still support me and often ask for advice.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: GF accredited while running my pub.rnRunner up in Kent restaurant of the year 2009rnAlways maintained 5 star hygiene rating in my kitchenrnRan a GF menu and kitchen for 6 years. Fantastic USP to customers.
Be creative.. Being Gluten Free shouldn't be restrictive