Gizzi Erskine

Gizzi Erskine is an award-winning chef, food writer, stylist, TV personality, cookbook author, and one of London’s foremost creative talents. She was a professional body piercer for 7 years before deciding to pursue her lifelong dream of being a chef. After graduating top of her class from the prestigious Leith’s School of Food and Wine, she won a placement at BBC GoodFood magazine. Her TV career began with the popular Channel 4 primetime show Cook Yourself Thin and she has since hosted and appeared on Iron Chef, Cookery School with Richard Corrigan, Drop Down Menu, and The Ones to Watch, mentoring the next generation of creative talent alongside Rankin, Idris Elba, and Paloma Faith.

She has recently joined Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube Network on YouTube. Always on trend, Gizzi’s pop-up food events are legendary to those in the know. In 2013 she hosted the Observer Food Monthly awards and in 2015 she was once again named one of The Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential People. As a food writer, Gizzi was formerly the Sunday Times cook, writing weekly for London’s Sunday Times Magazine. She has also written for a wide variety of other publications such as Marie Claire, Elle, Elle USA, Vogue USA, GQ, InStyle, The Times, and the Evening Standard. Her books include the best-selling Cook Yourself Thin, Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic, and Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts.