Lorna is a cook, recipe writer and cookery teacher with a long culinary career. She trained as a home economist, before working as a chef for Prue Leith. Thereafter, she cooked her way around the world and sailed the Atlantic, crewing aboard a yacht bound for the Caribbean. Lorna went on to run Heal’s Restaurant for Sir Terence Conran and to have a highly acclaimed catering company, organising events for everyone from rock stars to royalty, earning her the moniker ‘the canapé queen’. She is the author of Party Food, and a former columnist for Delia Smith’s Sainsbury's Magazine and for Woman & Home.
Simple, stylish but practical and accurate recipes for teens and those new to cooking, and get-ahead recipes for families. An expert in innovative canapé and menu creation, in cooking ahead for large numbers, and in event planning and organisation.
Lorna is an Approved Activity Provider teaching cookery online to Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students and young people heading to university. Via her consultancy, she provides product and recipe development for brands, and menu-writing for caterers, event organisers and party planners.