Sophie On A Plate was born in my first year of uni whilst studying History and English, created by my best friend who clearly knew the path I would take more than I did myself!
5 years on and with a change of career path I have graduated from Leiths School of Food and Wine and am now proud to be working at BBC Good Food as well as being a freelance chef in my spare time.
Sophie On A Plate has evolved from purely recipes to a blog with a greater impetus placed on restaurant reviews and the food and drink scene in more general. My reviews are always honest and come from someone who has worked since the age of fifteen in hospitality. I aim to create an overall picture of the dining experience because food is only one part of what makes a fabulous restaurant.
Studying at Leiths, growing experience in the industry and a recent stagaire at LE Manior has honed the type of chef that I want to be. The food that I enjoy is seasonal and produce lead. I like simplicity with bold flavours, showcasing British ingredients using Mediterranean flavours. My recipes tend to use a lot of vegetables in them because I love their taste and versatility. Dietary requirements are something that I consider when cooking but they don’t define me. Sustainability and flavour are the driving factors for the food that I make.
In a nutshell this blog is my attempt to share with you my enthusiasm for food, be it the produce, cooking or eating of it. It is a zealousness bordering on an obsession which my family, friends and boyfriend patiently endure on a regular basis.