Growing up in the Hemphill family and it’s herb & spice business instilled a love of food in me at an early age.  After working in marketing for many years, I became a qualified chef in London, then worked as a home economist, food stylist, recipe developer and cookery teacher; founding the Love to Cook cooking school.  Since returning to Australia, I have pursued a career within the family business, Herbie’s Spices; and on my own, starting Herbie’s Kitchen, with specific focus on teaching and recipe development.

My inspiration is drawn from the two generations before me, and their wonderful achievements in this field; and aim to bring a knowledge and passion for flavourful, interesting and achievable cooking into people’s lives.  Being a parent has given me extra motivation to strive for a balanced and healthy way of eating, and find such joy in feeding children well to help their brains and bodies develop the best they can.