Date: Sun Jul 30th
To put it simply, Emily Scott is passionate about food and it is in her kitchen where she feels most at home. Emily loves nothing more than delighting others through food, bringing friends and family together around the table. Emily’s passion for the connection between food, a sense of place and storytelling is infectious, intriguing and comforting all at the same time. Her story is one which interweaves the sentimental tales of a childhood in Provence with her grandfather ‘Papa’ collecting strawberries from the fields to the hum of crickets in the warm sunshine, to the beautiful shores of Cornwall and golden sandy beaches. Experience and memories are translated into ingredients which collectively are heightening into simplistic, rustic dishes which are easily recreated at home.
Emily trained in London and France and her classical training forms the backbone of her cooking style. When Emily was 23 she moved to Cornwall where she successfully ran the Harbour Restaurant in Port Isaac. Emily was named best chef in the South West by Food magazine and was listed in the top 100 most influential women in the hospitality industry for two years running. Emily has been recognised by Michelin since 2016 and appeared on Great British Menu representing the South West on BBC 2 in 2019 during the competition Emily made sure that her ethos of pared down, seasonal cooking came across in her menu.
In May 2021 Emily was also commissioned by the Cabinet Office to create, cook and style a dinner for Royalty and the World Leaders for the G7 summit. This dinner took place at the Eden Project. This was an extraordinary event seeing Emily being the first woman to cook for the leaders of the western worlds. Meeting POTUS was a highlight for Emily. An opportunity Emily and her team will never forget.
Emily’s debut cookbook Sea & Shore Recipes & Stories from a Kitchen in Cornwall was published in June 2022 with Hardie Grant. Writing her first cookbook was a dream come true for Emily. Emily has also been included in a new book released in September *The Female Chef* by Claire Finney and Lisa Seabrook Stories and Recipes from 31 women redefining the British Food scene. Upcoming projects & events Emily has been commissioned to write the September chapter for Miranda York’s new book. Recipes for Delicious magazine, OFM, Guardian Feast and has appeared on BBC 2 with Rick Stein and BBC 1 Saturday Kitchen. Emily’s second book Time and Tide was released in July 2023. Emily is writing her third cookbook due for publication in 2025, published by Hardie Grant.
Emily works with and collaborates with different brands and also writes on substack *My Kitchen Journal* each week –emilyscottfood.substack.com
Emily is also Executive Consultant Chef to Calypso Grill in the Cayman Islands.
Emily lives in Cornwall with her partner Mark Hellyar, a winemaker. Emily has three children Oscar, Finn and Evie.