About Octavia

I’m a London based freelance chef, food stylist’s assistant, recipe writer and tester.

With a number of years experience in the food industry, I have spent time in high end restaurants and catering companies in London and Melbourne, designing menus, creating recipes and as a chef.

I have provided menu consultancy and worked as a food stylist on photo shoots for several clients in London, focusing on brand identity and helping with the development of each brand’s individual style.

I studied fashion and textile design at Central Saint Martin’s and after graduating, I trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London studying patisserie, cuisine and molecular gastronomy, where my experience with dealing in colour and design helped me develop and refine my presentation skills.

                           I am available for work in both the U.K. and abroad.

Education

  Le Cordon Bleu, London

September-December 2014:    Diploma in Culinary Management

May 2019:    Food Styling and Photography Workshop – 2 days

  Learning from stylist – Emily Ezekiel and photographer – Issy Croker

Le Cordon Bleu, London

January-September 2014:    Le Grand Diplome, Trained in cuisine and patisserie. 

           Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design

    Sept 2010-June 2013:   BA (Hons) Textile Design (2:1)

                                       Chelsea College of Art and Design                                     

 Sept 2009-June 2010:   Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Previous Assisting Includes

Amy Kinnear (Love Beets), Adam Bush (Olive Magazine), Iona Blackshaw (Men’s Health), Kate Wesson (Cook Book shoot), Emily Ezekiel (Guardian Food).

Clients Include 

Breville UK, Boki, Spook London, Wild by Tart, Nature London.