Eddie’s first memories were spent in the kitchen; he grew up in a family who loved to cook great food. Childhood summer holidays were spent touring around France. It was on these adventures that Eddie discovered his love of classic regional French cuisine. Holidays were spent eating real food in cafeterias and workers cafés; where locals ate! Eddie was astounded at the variety of brilliant ingredients and the culture of food in France. For a young boy, it was hugely exciting and inspiring. His teenage years were spent teaching himself a repertoire of classic dishes, ranging from Sole à La Meunière to Île Flottante; recreating his holiday memories at home.
Eddie’s cooking is also inspired by his family’s Indian, Punjabi heritage. His grandparents, both skilled cooks taught him the basics of Punjabi cuisine and the art of cooking with spice. You will often find an exciting Indian twist in his classically inspired food. Eddie is particularly passionate about the Royal Mughlai cuisines of India and has spent years perfecting his Hyderabadi biryani.
In 2022, Eddie fulfilled a life cooking ambition, becoming MasterChefUK Champion. He leaves behind a successful career as a Marine Pilot, to embark on a new and exciting life in food.