Natalie Coleman won BBC One’s MasterChef 2013 with lobster tail starter and a ‘pimped’ roast pork belly served with a quail scotch egg proving to 6.5 million viewers ‘the girl from Hackney done good!’ The former credit controller / techno DJ has ditched the 9 to 5, hung up the headphones and has started a journey into the world of refined dining with her trademark down to earth twist.
The first step for Natalie saw some stages at some of the UK’s most renowned restaurants that included: – Le Gavroche (Michel Roux Jr), Viajante (Nuno Mendes), St Johns (Fergus Henderson), The Kitchin (Tom Kitchen), L’enclume (Simon Rogan), The Berkeley Hotel (Marcus Wareing), Midsummer House (Daniel Clifford) and The Hand & Flowers (Tom Kerridge).
Since winning MasterChef Natalie has written her first solo cookbook Winning Recipes: For Every Day. She has also Co-authored “MasterChef the Finalists” and “MasterChef from the Ordinary to Extraordinary” which is due to be released later this year.
In May 2014 she worked with Jamie Oliver on his world famous Food Revolution Day and also appeared at Jamie’s Big Feastival. Following this she worked with the “Fifteen” apprentices’s and held a pop up fundraiser in aid of the Fifteen Foundation. In 2014 Central Street Cookery School was born. During school holidays Natalie wanted to teach children from 6-16years how to cook healthy takes on fast food. The school has recognised her work by making her their Ambassador.