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Vanessa McBride


Junior Cookery Writer– 'Best' Magazine, London.
Recipe writing and testing. Food styling at photography shoots. Answering reader's letters. Wrote the 'Kichen Notes' page.
 
Development Chef– J.A Sharwood & Sons Ltd, London
New Product Development across Indian, Chinese, Thai , ranges. Including sauces, spice blends, chutneys, marinades, sachet sauces, stir-fry sauces, rice blends etc.
 
Food Selector– M&S Head Office, Baker Street, London
Responsible for the development and delivery of new chilled recipe dishes.
 
Started Cake&Co. in 2001.( www.cakeandco.co.uk)
 A small-scale cake company specialising in the design and making of bespoke celebration cakes for clients across the Northwest. Also used to supply 'Rise' Café, 'Simply Books' Café (Bramhall) and The Mulberry Café with cakes, cookies, cake pops and special-occasion cakes.
 
Product Development Consultancy – to date:
Marks & Spencer : Christmas cakes, celebration cakes to order, cupcakes Pizza, Delicatessen.
Fox's Biscuits : Belgian Christmas biscuits for M&S. Christmas biscuits for Fox's brand.
2 Sisters Food Group: Christmas cakes, Celebration cakes, Pizza, chilled Party Food.
The Cake Academy: Involved in the launch and ongoing product development for new online cake company.
'Delicious.' Magazine: Designed and had featured Christmas cupcakes.
Hello Magazine: Designed and made a bespoke wedding cake for Helen Glover and Steve Backshall
Alesha Dixon: Designed and made a bespoke birthday cake, cookies and cake pops for Alesha Dixon's daughter.

Qualifications:

Degree: BA (Hons) Home Economics

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