Meet the panel

Matt Tebbutt

Matt is currently presenting Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 and is once again championing forgotten foods on Great British Food Revival on BBC2. Matt has co-presented Market Kitchen with Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort and Channel 4's Drop Down Menu with Gizzi Erskine. He has also appeared on BBC2's Great British Menu and is the guest presenter of BBC1's Saturday Kitchen. His cookbooks include “Cooks Country: Modern British Rural Cooking” and “Matt Tebbutt's Guilty Pleasures”. Matt owns and runs the Foxhunter restaurant in Nant-y-derry near Usk in South Wales. The restaurant has won a number of awards including the AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales. 

Celia Brooks

Celia started as a private chef for the film director Stanley Kubrick and has since forged a career as a chef, food writer and businesswoman. Celia created her highly successful business called “Gastrotours” in 2002, conducting tours around London’s foodie hotspots. She has written eight cookbooks, including the international bestseller "New Vegetarian", and her latest book “5:2 Vegetarian” was published in January 2014. She has written regularly for The Times, ES Magazine, The BBC, among others. She currently writes for The Borough Market blog and magazine. Celia's many TV appearances include Market Kitchen (UKTV Food), Saturday Kitchen (BBC1), and in the USA on PBS and The Food Network. 

Andy Bates

Andy Bates is a champion of British food and family-style cooking, creating modern twists on classic dishes from his award-winning signature cold-raised pies to international street food inspired by his Food Network tv series ‘Street Feasts’ and showcased in his cookbook. He is also a regular contributor on the BBC Two series, Food & Drink. Andy has a passion for discovering the places and the people behind the dishes and regularly participates at food festivals and events both in the UK and around the world. 

Shelina Permalloo

After being crowned the winner of MasterChef 2012, Shelina Permalloo has been catapulted into the culinary world. Her cooking reflects both her Mauritian heritage and love of European cooking. In the summer of 2012 Shelina signed a two book deal with leading food publishers Ebury Press.  Her First cook book “Sunshine on a Plate” was published in June 2013, with her second due to be released in early 2015. She featured on the hit Channel 4 daytime series What’s Cooking? As well as being a regular guest on ITV’s This Morning and Lorraine. 

Zoe Adjonyoh

Zoe graduated in 2013 with an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths University. Her creativity is currently being poured into into her pop up kitchen and dining experience, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has set up at events and at venues in London and Berlin and there are plans to take it to New York and Paris next year. It also recently appeared in Russia as part of an Art Food performance, and catered at the music festival, Camp Bestival as part of The Feast Collective. Zoe learnt her culinary skills from her Ghanaian father; her Irish mother’s twists on the Ghanaian recipes had an influence in how to contemporise traditional dishes without losing flavour or authenticity. 

Anjum Anand

Internationally renowned TV chef, food writer, brand owner, entrepreneur and mother of two children, Anjum Anand is the face of modern Indian cuisine. Over the past two decades, Anjum has established herself as a world authority on Indian food.  Her breakthrough book Indian Food Made Easy topped the Amazon best sellers list (even knocking Harry Potter off the number 1 spot!) and her highly acclaimed TV series Indian Food Made Easy was enjoyed by millions of viewers on BBC2 primetime. Anjum's own retail range, The Spice Tailor, has enjoyed enormous success, picking up the prestigious ‘Best New Product’ award at last year’s World Food Awards. Her latest book ‘Anjum’s Quick & Easy’ was published March 2014.