About

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Chef’s Pick is a UK-based website founded in 2016 by editor Laurence Smith.

The goal of Chef’s Pick is to help home chefs in the UK choose the best cookware and appliances for the kitchen.

We strive to provide unique research and insight and present it in a clear, straightforward way to make the process of choosing the right kitchen gear as easy as possible.

We spend hours each week researching the latest cooking appliances and answering our readers’ cooking-related queries.

Our #1 priority is to provide the most accurate, useful and comprehensive information that can be understood by everyone from complete beginners to experienced chefs.

Our writers are all passionate home chefs who enjoy experimenting with different gadgets and appliances. Some of them have experience as professional chefs in busy commercial kitchens.

Laurence

Laurence founded Chef’s Pick in 2016 after having worked for several years as a writer and editor for various online publications.

He’s responsible for planning, fact-checking and editing all of the content on the website. You can contact him if you have any questions or spot any mistakes that need fixing.

Our Writers

Scott

Scott is a writer and a passionate home chef. His passion for cooking began when he was 10 years old. At the time, he lived in the country and had a country kitchen with an Aga. He loved to experiment with the Aga, even if it resulted in many dishes being burnt and a few singed eyebrows.

Fast forward a few years, and Scott moved out of home and in with another passion home chef. They now battle it out each day to cook interesting meals for each other. Scott’s partner is a baker, and he would like to remind us that any information about baking on this site likely came from her mind and not his.

Scott has been writing professionally for over five years now and loves to combine his passion for cooking with his day job. Chef’s Pick does keep him very busy, but he still has plenty of time to cook up a storm in the kitchen. Although he’s learnt a lot since his days experimenting with the Aga, on occasion, his kitchen still smells of singed eyebrows!

Clara

Clara

Clara is a freelance writer and former chef. Though she may have hung up her apron, her love of food and cooking is still going strong!

She began writing circa ten years ago after completing her degree in Creative Writing, which she combined with her day job of working as a Chef de Partie.

Owing to the pandemic, she took the plunge and began her own freelance writing business. When she’s not whipping up a verbal storm, she’ll be in her kitchen sipping wine and whipping up a culinary storm.

Hannah T

Hannah is a freelance content writer and self-proclaimed foodie. She started both her freelance writing business and foodie Instagram account as lockdown hobbies back in 2020. Her writing business took off! And her cooking Insta account… well, that took a hit. But she still gets her food fix by writing for Chef’s Pick!

When Hannah isn’t sitting tapping at her laptop, you’ll probably find her in the kitchen. As an ex-chalet host, she’s used to cooking four-course meals for 10+ people and loves feeding friends and family whenever possible. Don’t expect succulent steaks and juicy chicken to be on the menu though – Hannah’s a pescatarian!

You can find out more about Hannah on her website, or reach out on Instagram. You can find her business account here (or for the nosey ones among you, her old food account is still active too).

Affiliate Relationships

This site is completely free to use. This site contains affiliate links to products you can buy on other sites. This means that if you buy a product after clicking a link on this website, we may receive a small commission. This helps keep Chef’s Pick running, and doesn’t cost you anything extra.

We are currently members of the following affiliate programmes:

  • Amazon.co.uk
  • ApplianceCity.co.uk
  • AppliancesDirect.co.uk
  • AO.com
  • Currys.co.uk
  • JohnLewis.com
  • Ocado.com

Accuracy

We strive to make the information on this site as accurate as possible. If you think we’ve made any mistakes, please contact us and we’ll try to get it fixed as soon as possible.