Kathy Kordalis

My name is Kathy Kordalis and I was born into a Greek family in Sydney, Australia but now currently reside in London with my English husband. I have over ten years experience in the food industry and currently work as a Food Stylist, Recipe Writer, Recipe Tester and am an Author of seven cookbooks. Previously, I managed the Divertimenti Cookery School where I was inspired to embark into a cooking career and undertook the Leiths Diploma of Food and Wine where I qualified as a Chef. My passion is food and its place in social history and art. My food style is light, relaxed and accessible, and I draw inspiration from my formal training at Leiths, Australian and Mediterranean heritage, and years of food industry experience across a range of roles, both organisational and practical. My books offer elegant sharing recipes for times when you want to enjoy sumptuous meals and wow your guests. For day-to-day eating, I like to offer loads of satisfying and healthy ideas, and love to always encourage home cooks to widen their repertoire and be more creative with ingredients. Whether cooking a Revamped Roast from Roast Revolution or a light and healthy mid-week meal from Cauliflower Power to having fun with friends making a Poptail from the Poptail Manual - there is something for everyone. My next endeavour is the world of olive oil, its health benefits, rich history, healing properties and importance in society - modern and ancient.

Special subjects

A keen interest in olive oil. My families both in Greece and in Australia make olive oil as they have done for generations. I am on an educational journey of olive oil and in training to be an olive oil sommelier in order to take over the olive groves and production of olive oil from my father.

Languages spoken


Regular work

Freelance Food stylist, Recipe Writer