The What's Cooking Podcast

48 EpisodesProduced by Elizabeth Kerr and Kat Wood

Beth and Kat are two lovers of all things food who bring you weekly insights into the adventures of fellow epicureans and their businesses. Focusing on the journey and not the destination, they will explore what gets their guests out of bed in the morning and what life looks like when you’re startin… read more

48 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Episode 48 : Dixie | Aphrodite's Food

July 15th, 2019


 Street food, supperclubs and launching a product with Dixie - chef and creator of Aphrodite’s Food

For this episode we spoke to Dixie about her seriously impressive experience within the food industry. From growing up …

Episode 47: Jenny | Rubies in the Rubble

July 9th, 2019


Raising awareness of food waste, creating value from surplus and what it takes to run a crowdfunding campaign, with Jenny - founder of Rubies in the Rubble.

For this episode, we sat down with Jenny, founder of Rubies …

Episode 46: Dale | The Medicinal Chef

July 2nd, 2019


Maintaining trust, longevity and relevance in a 15+ year career and leading a successful multi-hyphen business with Dale - chef, nutritionist, …

Episode 45: Saliha | Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

June 25th, 2019


Winning MasterChef, writing a book and campaigning for better NHS meals with Saliha - cook, NHS doctor and author of new book Khazana.

For this episode we spoke to Saliha about her experience as a contestant, and …

Episode 44: Rav | Countertalk

June 18th, 2019


 Creating a network for chefs, promoting fair and equal working conditions in kitchens and what it really takes to put on an event - with Rav, founder of Countertalk. 

For this episode we sat down with Rav, pastry chef …

Episode 43: David | Toast Ale

June 11th, 2019


Creating a product with surplus bread, tackling food waste through positive action and putting the mission for change before profits with David, Head Breadwinner at Toast Ale. 

We spoke to David from Toast Ale about …

Episode 42 : Elly | Elly Pear (Curshen)

June 3rd, 2019


Honing the book writing process, creating a community online and testing recipes with Elly Curshen, chef, food writer and more!  For this episode, we spoke to Elly Curshen, who's third cook book, Green, has just been …

Episode 41 : Maxine | Polka Pants

May 27th, 2019


 Creating practical and stylish chef trousers for women, creating a pattern that fixes the issues with current options – drawing on personal …

Episode 40 : Clem | Yoga Brunch Club

March 5th, 2019


 Making yoga more accessible through food, collaboration and running sell-out events with Clem, founder of Yoga Brunch Club.

We spoke to Clem, …

Episode 39: Howard & Vivien | Little Moons

February 26th, 2019


Manufacturing a frozen product, building a white label success into a one of a kind retail brand and creating a family business, with Howard & Vivien - co-founders of Little Moons, makers of delicious, high quality …

Episode 38 : Pip | Pip & Nut

February 19th, 2019


 Crowdfunding before launch, creating a strong brand from the outset and encouraging a new perspective on food. 

We spoke to Pip, founder of Pip & Nut, about how she went about launching a new type of nut butter. …

Episode 37 : Margie | Desert Island Dishes

February 12th, 2019


Launching a top podcast, the importance of sharing accessible recipes and throwing yourself in at the deep end with Margie, creator of Desert Island Dishes, chef and food writer.  

For this episode we spoke to Margie …

Episode 36: Melanie | Smith & Sinclair

February 5th, 2019


Fulfilling a need with a new product, constant innovation and the importance of mentorship with Melanie, co-founder of Smith & Sinclair. 

We …

Episode 35 : Danielle | Qnola

January 29th, 2019


Creating a new breakfast product, promoting through alternative methods and learning to appreciate your achievements with Danielle, founder of Qnola. 

Episode 34: Joel | The Good Egg

January 22nd, 2019


Turning a pop up success into a permanent site, the challenges of  learning on the job and allowing a second site to form it's own identity  with Joel, co-founder of The Good Egg.

For  this episode, we spoke to Joel, …

Episode 33: Joanna | Pump Street Chocolate

January 15th, 2019


 Award winning packaging, scaling the production of single origin & single estate chocolate and growing a ‘retirement’ project into a destination …

Episode 32: Alex | Social Pantry

January 8th, 2019


Growing a catering business into a six site operation, employing ex-offenders and going with your gut with Alex, founder of Social Pantry.

For this episode, we sat down with Alex of Social Pantry to hear the hugely …

Episode 31: Sarah | Made in Hackney

January 1st, 2019


Building an eco-community kitchen and what that means, creating fun but educational experiences around food and adapting to the reality of the business with Sarah from Made in Hackney. 

Welcome back to The What’s …

Episode 30: Saasha | Olio

September 17th, 2018


Reducing food waste, encouraging a shift in mindset and developing a globally successful app with Saasha from Olio.

For our final episode of the …

Episode 29: Abi | Le Choux

September 10th, 2018


Launching a unique artisanal product into markets, Fortnums and Selfridges and the realities of working in a fast-paced, patisserie kitchen

Le Choux brings classical French patisserie to London with their unique offering …

Episode 28: Andrew | Vanilla Black

September 3rd, 2018


Establishing a restaurant with no prior experience, pioneering a new approach to vegetarian cooking and staying true to core values with Andrew of Vanilla Black.

For this episode, we sat down with Andrew of pioneering …

Episode 27: Will | Minor Figures

August 28th, 2018


Making speciality coffee more accessible, bringing a new product to market and learning along the way with Will, one of the co-founders of Minor Figures.

We chatted to Will, one of three co-founders of coffee company …

Episode 26: Melissa & Leo | Modern Baker

August 22nd, 2018


Discovering a new way to bake, proving a concept and taking a scientific approach to healthy eating with Melissa and Leo from Modern Baker.

For this episode we spoke to Melissa and Leo, founders of Modern Baker - the …

Episode 25: Tom | TRIBE

August 13th, 2018


Turning a passion into a business, creating a community and the power of the cause with Tom, one of three co-founders of sports nutrition specialists, TRIBE.

We sat down with Tom, one of three co-founders of sports …

Episode 24: Henrietta | Henrietta Inman

August 7th, 2018


Natural baking, book deals and adapting formal patisserie training to create delicious nourishing recipes with Henrietta Inman. 

We chatted to super talented pastry chef, cookery teacher and author Henrietta Inman about …

Episode 23: Ed & Rich | Doisy & Dam

July 31st, 2018


Superfood chocolate, creating a socially responsible company and bridging the gap between mass market and artisan with Ed & Rich, co-founders of …

Episode 22: Deepa | Besococo

July 27th, 2018


Mastering a challenging raw material, utilising creativity in business and being a positive role model with Deepa, creator of traditional Belgian …

Episode 21: Annie & Jonny | Spoon Cereals

July 24th, 2018


Turning a passion project (very quickly) into a business, taking opportunities to mould your brand along the way and crowd funding for investment …

Episode 20: Tessa | Tessa Stuart

April 17th, 2018


Developing a new research technique, helping brands understand their market and creating with confidence with Tessa Stuart, in-store researcher, …

Episode 19: Mary | Onist Food

April 9th, 2018


Staying true to your core values, working with investors and overcoming production challenges with Mary, creator of Onist Food.

For this episode, we sat down with Mary, founder of Onist Food, creators of ‘the healthy …

Episode 18: Arthur & Tas | Brother Marcus

April 3rd, 2018


Provenance and short food mileage, building a successful team and learning to balance a new business with other elements of life with Arthur & …

Episode 17: Meredith | Food at Heart

March 27th, 2018


The power of chocolate, the importance of slowing down and manageable ways to incorporate mediation into every day with Meredith from Food at Heart. 

Episode 16: Joey | High Mood Food

March 20th, 2018


The power of fermentation, balancing high and low energy tasks and recognising your achievements with Joey, co-founder of High Mood Food, the London café offering delicious gut-friendly dishes. For this episode, we …

Episode 15: Hugh | Ugly Drinks

March 13th, 2018


Disrupting the market, taking time over decisions and creating an opportunity from obstacles with Hugh, co-founder of Ugly Drinks, creators of 100% natural flavoured sparkling water. We sat down with Hugh, co-founder of …

Episode 14: Rebecca | Rock My Bowl

March 6th, 2018


The importance of branding, trusting in a strong support network and learning to say ‘no’ with Rebecca from gourmet breakfast and lunch popup, Rock My Bowl

In conversation with Rebecca from gourmet breakfast and lunch …

Episode 13: Mira | Mira Manek

February 27th, 2018


Organically growing a business, the benefits of supper clubs and changing the perception of Indian food with Mira Manek. In this episode, we sat down with Mira Manek – chef, author and entrepreneur to hear about how she …

Episode 12: Dana | Arganic

February 20th, 2018


Building a sustainable and ethical business with passion and dedication, achieving work life balance and creating a premium product. 

We talked to Dana from Arganic, purveyors of 100% organic, single origin Argan Oil – …

Episode 11: Rupy | The Doctor's Kitchen

February 13th, 2018


The power of nutrition, growing a business out of passion and wellbeing advice with Rupy from The Doctor’s Kitchen, helping everyone to live happier, healthier lives through food and lifestyle medicine

We’re so excited …

Episode 10: Beth & Kat | The What's Cooking Podcast

January 2nd, 2018


Looking back on series 1, how we got started and our personal influences with us (Beth & Kat) of EK Bakery, Kat Bakes London and of course, The What’s Cooking Podcast! 

It’s the final episode of series 1 so we …

Episode 9: Safia | Dear Safia

December 26th, 2017


Being fearless and developing style and a love of food through travel with baker, photographer, food stylist and writer, Safia

We talk to Safia about …

Episode 8: Chloë | Nibs etc.

December 19th, 2017


Reducing food waste, balancing business with other pursuits and silencing your inner critic with Chloë from pioneering food brand, Nibs etc. 

We talk to Chloë from Nibs etc. about what sparked her innovative brand and …

Episode 7: Hedie | Husk and Honey Granola

December 12th, 2017


Working with family, taking on responsibility and keeping motivated with Hedie from award-winning, premium granola company Husk & Honey.

We …

Episode 6: Ama | Lucocoa Chocolate

December 5th, 2017


Interpreting customer feedback, balancing two full time jobs and being part of the chocolate revolution with Ama from bean to bar chocolate makers, …

Episode 5: Ali & Chloe | Health is Wealth

November 28th, 2017


Approaching corporate clients, the benefits of a business partner and keeping well at work.

We talk to Ali and Chloe, founders of corporate wellness company, Health is Wealth, and discuss their vision for the future of …

Episode 4: Emily | Weligama

November 24th, 2017


The importance of taking every opportunity, developing a new style of cooking using local seasonal produce from the UK with flavour principles from Sri Lanka and the journey of personal development that creating …

Episode 3: Izy | Top with Cinnamon

November 22nd, 2017


Books deals, photography skills and kitchen cheats with Izy Hossack, creator of popular blog Top with Cinnamon. 

We delve into the various sides to …

Episode 2: Ryan | Borough 22

November 15th, 2017


Building a successful business with Borough 22, creators of vegan and & gluten free doughnuts

We sat down with Ryan from Borough 22, London's …

Episode 1: Noreen | MyBaker

November 9th, 2017


Applying for funding, being willing to adapt your idea and how to build your business using social media.

We talk to Noreen from MyBaker, the online platform connecting talented bakers with customers requiring baked …

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