BBC Good Food has been the home cooks’ choice for over 30 years. It’s the UK’s most popular food media brand with bbcgoodfood.com reaching over 50 million users.
BBC Good Food is proud owner of the UK’s market-leading food magazine and digital edition; the UK’s number one food website; an expanding number of live events, including the UK’s largest food event –BBC Good Food Show at the Birmingham NEC – and a hugely successful series of cookbooks. You can also turn your favourite recipes into a unique personalised cookbook.
Every recipe published by BBC Good Food is thoroughly tested by the cookery team. The brand offers more than just trusted recipe content; BBC Good Food is the go-to destination for everything to do with food including family, health, drinks and reviews.
Meet the team
Group magazines editor, Keith Kendrick
Keith Kendrick is BBC Good Food’s Magazines Editor. He spent his early career working for evening newspapers, reporting on everything from local council meetings to the first Gulf War, before editing magazines as diverse as women’s interests, men’s lifestyle and TV. In 2010, he swapped roles with his wife and became a house-dad to their three children, cooking all day, every day, which inspired him to write a food blog. This led to him becoming editor of BBC Good Food’s sister titles, Easy Cook and the Home Cooking Series, before taking the reins of BBC Good Food magazine. A passionate steak lover and turophile, Keith is a judge for the British Cheese Awards, World Cheese Awards and an Associate of the Academy of Cheese.
Group managing editor, Lulu Grimes
Lulu Grimes is currently the managing editor at Good Food, she was previously the hub director. She has wide experience in magazine editorial (olive magazine, Food and Travel and Sainsbury’s Magazine), worked as a food editor for Murdoch books in Sydney where she researched and worked on a series of internationally published food and travel books covering China, India, Thailand, Italy and France. She has also written for The Sydney Morning Herald, has taught a course on Food Writing at City University and then at Leith’s School of Food and Wine and has published a number of cookbooks. Find Lulu on Instagram @lulugrimes.
Deputy magazines editor, Janine Ratcliffe
Janine Ratcliffe is olive magazine’s Food Director and has worked on the magazine since its launch. Since then she has developed and written thousands of the magazine’s most popular recipes as well as editing the olive 101 series of books for Penguin. Janine is the host of the weekly olive magazine podcast and has also created many of the viral olive recipe videos for social media and You Tube. After gaining a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Film Studies Janine went on to work at The Guardian for 5 years as Production Manager on the Guardian Weekly. Janine left the Guardian to study for the 1 year Diploma at Leith’s School of Food and Wine. Whilst at Leith’s, she won the Good Food Scholarship and spent 6 months working at Good Food magazine. Janine left the magazine to become a freelance home economist and food writer working on various projects including books, magazines, advertising and TV. Janine joined olive magazine full time in 2004.
Food director, Cassie Best
Cassie is senior food editor for BBC Good Food. She trained as a chef at Leiths School of Food and Wine, where she won a place on an internship scheme run with BBC Good Food. In the four years she has been working at Good Food she has created many recipes, with baking being her main passion. Find Cassie on @CassieCooks on Instagram.
Food editor, video, Anna Glover
Anna is a recipe writer and food stylist and has worked on food magazines for over seven years, writing recipes for magazines including Olive and Sainsbury’s magazine. She loves whipping up new creations with well-known ingredients to create easily accessible recipes that everyone can make.
Skills and shows editor, Barney Desmazery
As the longest standing member of the cookery team, skills and shows editor Barney has written, developed and tested thousands of recipes for BBC Good Food. Starting his career as a chef gave him an understanding of how to adapt restaurant recipes for the home kitchen and during his time at Good Food he’s worked alongside practically every British celebrity chef of the last decade. Barney is also our resident gadget geek and road tests equipment for our review pages. Find Barney on Instagram @barney_desmazery.
Projects editor, Miriam Nice
Before joining the team in 2014, Miriam had her own recipe blog and ran a private catering business, and her book Cooking Without a Kitchen was published in 2013. She has a degree in graphic design and illustration and a passion for combining innovative and unexpected flavours for her recipes. She loves making cocktails and is always on the lookout for new food trends, techniques and gadgets. Find Miriam on Instagram @miriamjsnice.
Deputy food editor, Esther Clark
Esther is Deputy Food Editor at BBC Good Food. It’s her job to conjure up all sorts of delicious recipes and perfect them. Prior to becoming a member of the Good Food team, Esther trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, worked as a chef on a farm in Italy and has also written a cookbook. At home she loves to cook comforting dishes in her little East London kitchen for hungry groups of friends.
Deputy food editor, Adam Bush
Adam Bush is olive magazine’s Deputy Food Editor and has been at olive since 2016 He is a professionally trained chef and has worked in some of London’s swankiest kitchens (including Fera at Claridge’s, The Jugged Hare, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms) and a sourdough baker in hip East London, so his expertise comes in writing delicious, imaginative recipes for the people at home, and giving handy, trusted tips for the home cook. When not in the kitchen, he’s eating at London’s plethora of restaurants or travelling for inspiration.
Recipe developer, Liberty Mendez
After completing a professional chef diploma at Westminster Kingsway College, Liberty went on to work as a pastry chef at the House of Commons before joining the team at Good Food as cookery assistant. Specialising in all things patisserie, her cakes are much sought-after among the Good Food team – the proof’s in the pudding. She’s also interested in environmental issues and endeavours to make the test kitchen as eco-friendly as possible.
Group digital editor, Lily Barclay
Lily Barclay is group digital editor of bbcgoodfood.com and olivemagazine.com. She started her career working in the Cbeebies team on various children’s titles in 2009 and has also previously worked on BBC Gardeners’ World. Lily has written for the National Geographic, BBC Green and Explorer magazine. Lily has held various positions at BBC Good Food, including senior writer, family editor and editor. She has written extensively on all areas surrounding family food and children’s health and has interviewed various celebrity chefs including John Torode and Jamie Oliver.
Editor, bbcgoodfood.com, Amanda Nicolas
Amanda is digital editor of bbcgoodfood.co.uk while Natalie Hardwick is on maternity leave. Before joining the team she worked as a journalist for Channel 4, UKTV Food, delicious. magazine, and Guild of Fine Food before taking a year out to complete the Leiths Food and Wine diploma. As a French and British national she draws her culinary inspiration from both sides of the channel, as well as further afield. Amanda has contributed to several cookbooks including award-winning Samarkand.
Editor, olivemagazine.com, Alex Crossley
Alex Crossley is olive magazine’s digital editor. She has been at olive since September 2014 after previously working in product development for Marks & Spencer. As well as managing the website, Alex is one of olive’s most prolific travel writers, regularly exploring Europe and beyond (Japan, South Africa and Sri Lanka to name a few) to find the best local places to eat and drink, making the most of her contacts around the world. Alex studied French and Spanish at University of Bath and has lived and travelled extensively in the countries, and speaks both languages fluently. Alex also has family in Scandinavia and regularly visits the region. Alex also has a particular passion for Japanese, South East Asian and Italian food and so you’ll find her regularly writing recommendations on these styles of restaurants. During her time at olive, Alex has achieved a distinction in WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 2 Awards in Wines and Spirits, was the winner of New Digital Talent of the Year at the PPA Digital Awards 2018 and was named Digital Rising Star at the AOP Awards 2018.
Health editor, BBC Good Food and Olive, Tracey Raye
Tracey Raye is the Health Editor for Olive and BBC Good Food. She oversees all health, nutrition and fitness related content across the brands, including the bi-annual Healthy Diet Plan, monthly Health Edit newsletter and health column in the magazine. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends – in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition, as well as further degree qualifications in Psychology and Philosophy. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and wellbeing – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. Tracey is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Digital food editor, Georgina Kiely
Georgina is digital food editor of bbcgoodfood.com. She studied English and Spanish at Nottingham University and went on to study a masters in magazine journalism at Nottingham Trent University. She loves creative veggie cooking, indulgent bakes and discovering new whiskies. Since joining BBC Good Food, Georgina has written about everything from must-try local delicacies in Chile, to reviews of London’s finest afternoon teas and how to make your own gin.
Reviews and e-commerce editor, Lucy Roxburgh
Lucy is e-commerce and reviews editor acrossand . Before joining the team, she trained at Leiths and worked as a private chef and digital editor at Tesco Real Food. She works with our team of freelancers on producing new content, as well as writing food reviews and gift guides. She also co-ordinates our Christmas, Easter and Summer Taste Awards plus the dedicated Wine and Spirits Awards.
Audience development executive, Alice Johnston
Alice is the Audience Development Executive for bbcgoodfood.com. She studied Geography at the University of Cambridge before working for the National Trust Holidays website and BBC Audiences Research team, then joining BBC Good Food. She is a keen long distance runner and interested in the effect of nutrition on sports performance. She also enjoys making her own kombucha at home as well as baking a range of sweet treats. Having previously worked as Digital Assistant, writing articles on the website, she is now pursuing her interest in audience research and data. You can follow her on Instagram @aliceacjohnston
Digital writer, Emily Lambe
Emily Lambe is the Digital Writer at bbcgoodfood.com. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also studied communications at UAL London College of Fashion. She has previously worked for Marie Claire UK and Tab Media. She is responsible for covering a variety of topics across food, health, family, and travel. She writes comprehensive guides of the best recipes BBC Good Food has to offer. She loves cooking anything spicy – particularly Mexican food and curries. Emily’s true passion is baking festive treats for Autumn and Christmas. You can follow her on @em.lambe on Instagram.
Digital assistant, Helen Salter
Helen is a digital assistant of bbcgoodfood.com and olivemagazine.com. Before joining the team, she worked as a freelance journalist for titles such as Cosmopolitan and Delish, and worked on the editorial teams at delicious.com magazine, Co-op and Leiths school of Food and Wine. Helen has completed a Masters degree in Magazine Journalism from City University and English degree from the University of Bristol.
Editorial assistant, Safiya Benmeriem
Safiya Benmeriem is an editorial assistant at bbcgoodfood.com. She has a bachelor’s degree in History and only started working at BBC Good Food the summer of 2021. She is responsible for writing on a variety of topics from food, family and lifestyle, including writing guides on the best recipes which BBC Good Food offer on site. Safiya also aids in audience research and data to report back to the team. She has a big passion for baking, particularly patisserie, breads and classic bakes including sponges, loaf cakes and a range of cookies and biscuits. She is also interested in trying out bakes from around the world, especially recipes from the Middle East and North Africa.
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