Rachel’s unconventional food background has helped formulate her unique culinary touch. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Art & Design from the renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Thereafter she worked for a luxury fashion brand, doing PR and e-marketing. Ultimately, her passion for pâtisserie lured her to Paris, where she studied at Le Cordon Bleu and obtained a pastry degree.
She put her skills to excellent use at the delightful Paris culinary bookstore and tea salon, La Cocotte. There Rachel concocted delicious sweet treats: she regularly provided catering for culinary book launches and hosted her own cookery classes on site. Following the success of her edible endeavours at La Cocotte, she now works on culinary projects throughout the world. Her role as an international food creative has spanned six-course dinners and workshops in places as far-flung as London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Melbourne, Sydney and Buenos Aires.
She is also a food writer with books “Barres à céréales, Granola et Muesli faites maison” and “Pâtes à tartiner” published by Marabout. Her third cookbook (her first English book) “The Little Paris Kitchen” was published by Penguin on March the 15th 2012. This book has also been translated into Dutch, French, Italian, German, Danish, Russian and Norwegian in 2012. The book has been published in the USA, by Chronicle Books. Brazilian, Taiwanese, Latvian and Polish editions are due out in late 2013.
Her first cookery show “The Little Paris Kitchen” was aired on BBC 2 from the 19th March for six weeks and has since been shown around the world (including in the US, New Zealand, South Africa, Poland, Iceland, Germany, Sweden and Brazil). She is currently working on her fourth book to be published by Michael Joseph in Autumn 2013.