Elainea Emmott

I am a home cook turned chef. I cooked for Heston Blumenthal on Crazy Delicious on Netflix and this began my journey. I am a protest and food photographer and now document my heritage through food and my storytelling narrative of the wonderful African diaspora and influences that defined how I cook from the markets and home kitchens of Handsworth, Birmingham. I passionately evoke memories through photography and words linking heritage through all I do. Taste is everything using simple ingredients that taste and look like the grandeur of the streets.

Special subjects

Heritage - Afro Caribbean cooking inventive cooking Food waste

Languages spoken


Regular work

Chef Food Writing Editorial Food Stylist

Advisory boards / Awards

Online course at Leiths Working with NHS Food as Medicine Project

Commercial interests

Community Gardens growing herbs and veg from your own front yard Working with producers to highlight local cuisine and diversity

Elainea Emmott