Liberty Mendez is BBC Good Food and Olive magazine’s recipe developer and has been here for over three years. Prior to this, at the age of 16, she did a three-year diploma at the renowned Westminster Kingsway College, cooking in restaurants like The Ritz, before being a pastry chef at The House of Commons.
As well as writing and developing recipes for our magazine and website, as a lively performer (as well as dancing and drumming in her free time), Liberty presents regularly at the BBC Good Food Show, hosts one of our podcasts, presents videos for our social channels and hosts our webinars. At the the age of 22, her accolades include winning the PPA’s prestigious 30 under 30 award for two years running. 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.