My name is Rachel Gerrish, I am a 24 year old chef from Buckinghamshire. Since a very young age, I have been truly inspired by food. When I was as young as 4 years old, I’d be baking cakes with my Mum or my Granny. I still remember my first ever cookery book which, to this day, had the best ever tangerine cheesecake recipe in it. I have been brought up on real home cooking, as in everything made from scratch (Pastry, Cakes, Yorkshire Puddings…) and it taught me a lot. In secondary school I started making cakes for all of my friend’s birthdays, which is where I really began to experiment. In school I studied art and design, and I discovered that I could use that in my cooking. As well as making food that tasted amazing, it also had to look amazing.