Justine Pattison is a cook who loves to write. At the age of nine, she started compiling her first recipe book and she hasn’t stopped food writing since.
With a career spanning over 20 years, she has created content for some of the UK’s most popular magazines, newspapers and websites. As one of the UK’s top food experts, she has coached and consulted on a range of television series, as well as helping celebrity chefs and TV presenters develop recipes for their own projects.
Justine is based just outside London, where she and her talented team create mouth-watering food content for a huge variety of projects including several best-selling books, newspapers, magazines and online.
To date, Justine’s recipes and diet plans have featured in books totalling sales of more than three million, and sales of her latest series, Without The Calories, has so far exceeded 300,000. And Freeze, her hugely popular tip and technique book, has cemented her reputation as the UK’s leading freezer expert.
Justine’s books are aimed at people who are looking for everyday inspiration, writing recipes that fit into day-to-day life and that the whole family can enjoy together.
She enjoys creating recipes that are relaxed and easy-going without ever compromising on taste. Using easy to find ingredients and simple to follow instructions, even the most inexperienced cook is guaranteed great results. For her, there is no point creating a book, however beautiful, if nobody cooks from it. Justine’s books are truly practical and packed with recipes and tips, including information on freezing.
Some of the magazines and newspapers Justine has contributed to:
- BBC Good Food
- Daily Mail
- The Guardian
- Daily Telegraph
- Daily Record
- Slimming World magazine
- Ideal Home magazine
- Best magazine
And the following TV shows:
- Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch – CBBC
- What to Eat Now – BBC Two
- You Are What You Eat – Channel 4
- Raymond Blanc: How to Cook Well – BBC Two
- Hairy Dieters – BBC Two
- Hairy Bikers’ Best of British – BBC Two
- Hairy Bikers’ Everyday Gourmet – BBC Two
- Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels – BBC Two
- Hairy Bikers’ Mississippi Adventure – Good Food Channel
- F Word – Channel 4
- Caribbean Food Made Easy with Levi Roots – BBC Two
- Gastronuts – CBBC
- Clarissa and The King’s Cookbook – BBC Four
- The Supersizers Go – BBC Two
- A Cook’s Tour of Spain – Channel 4
- Family Food Fight – Channel 5
- Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live – Channel 4
- Supersize vs Superskinny – Channel 4
- Local Food Hero – UKTV Food
- Cooking it – Channel 4
Meet the rest of the team
Angie recently joined the team as Creative Director, having previously worked for John Lewis and Net-a-Porter. With a background in graphic design and photography, and several years as digital manager at a busy photographic library, Angie is perfectly placed to advise on and manage all Justine’s creative content. She is responsible for overseeing our new website and for the look and feel of the online, print and video output. When not working, Angie enjoys paddleboarding, and often entertains us with an adventurous tale.
Claire is our Studio Manager and has been part of the team for more than four years. She has a design background and worked as a senior designer in the fashion business for many years.
Working closely with Justine, she has styled the props for numerous book and video shoots. She creates amazing mood boards for our larger projects and is always on the look-out for new and interesting ways to make the food we create look irresistible. More recently, Claire has been getting involved in cooking, bringing her eye for detail and no-nonsense approach to the recipe testing process.
She is passionate about gorgeous design and now loves all aspects of the food world too.
Becca has been with Justine and the team for over 3 years, having studied Food and Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University. Having worked at Michel Roux Jr’s Cookery School at London’s Cactus Kitchens, she’s cool under pressure and chops like the pro she is.
Becca gets involved in all aspects of preparing and testing recipes and assisting on photo shoots. She has also set up a street food stand called the ‘Crispy Duck Rotisserie’ which sells crispy duck wraps at festivals and food shows all over the UK.
The most junior member of the regular team in the test kitchen, Jess brings both a passion for food and a great sense of humour. Jess gets a chance to develop her skills and build her food knowledge whilst cheerfully managing the huge amounts of washing up we generate.