1. How long have you worked in the pea industry?
My family were one of the first to grow peas for freezing in Lincolnshire many years ago so I started working in the pea industry at the age of 16 for the farm and then became Pea Ambassador over 15 years ago and enjoy all aspects of this wonderful role: I love it, I am known as the Pea Queen! People often when I am shows refer to me as this.
2. What does a typical day look like for you?
Within my role I am responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the business which includes: outside catering, marketing, food campaigning, food styling, ambassadorial roles, food writing for various publications, Supper Clubs, private events, public speaking and live cookery demonstrations around the country, private cookery demonstrations and teaching for various cookery schools along with recipe development.
Every day is different – sometimes I don’t start until 10:00 a.m. and work through until 2:00 in the morning and some days I am up at 5:00 a.m. and am also often away – there is never any time to rest on my laurels, I love the fact that no day is the same, I love the challenge and diversity, it completely motivates me.
3. Which three people would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?
I would invite Giles Coren, Michelle Obama and Jason Atherton.
4. What is your second favourite vegetable? (Obviously peas take the top spot!)
All brassicas – which proves I love green veg!