Jan Fullwood

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Home Economics from Bath University and have since enjoyed a full and varied career in food. I began working in new product development for St Ivel Ltd, then moved into food retail at Tesco plc, working in product evaluation, public relations and as a contributor to the Tesco Magazine. As Commercial Food Projects Manager for the Good Housekeeping Institute I set up the food testing for the renowned Accreditation scheme before becoming freelance to pursue more creative opportunities. Over the years I have had the pleasure to work with many high profile clients, providing creative and practical support to retailers, manufacturers and publishers through product development and evaluation; recipe writing, testing and editing; food and cookery demonstrations. I am passionate about baking, preserving, eating seasonally and locally where possible and cooking from scratch. I enjoy passing on my knowledge and enthusiasm through cookery demonstrations and events, including local museums and community projects. Life generally revolves around cooking, eating and enjoying food with friends and family, for both work and pleasure!

Special subjects

Product promotion through recipe writing and demonstration, plus writing, testing and editing recipes. Product development and evaluation. Experience across a range of foods, including baking and preserving. I focus on home cooking and techniques that are accessible and can be achieved by all ages, abilities and budgets.

Languages spoken

English is my first language

Regular work

Recipe Consultant for HelloFresh recipe boxes. Recipe and book projects and product development projects: Epson Creative Corner online recipes; OGGS vegan alternatives online recipes; Recipe testing and writing for 'A Taste of Eid' book by Emma Marsden; Recipe testing and editing for Penguin/BBC Books Mary Berry books to accompany her TV series; Project work for food manufacturers eg Good Hemp, English Provender; Recipe writing and testing for 'The Science of Spice' by Dr Stuart Farrimond, Dorling Kindersley.

Advisory boards / Awards

Served on the committee of the Institute of Home Economics. The GFW Committee member - Awards. Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards - coordinator

Commercial interests


Jan Fullwood