Ash Mair is a chef, food stylist and food writer based in Barnes, London. Ash also works as a development chef creating dishes for special events and food products for the commercial market. Originally trained at the renowned Drysdale Institute of TAFE in Tasmania, Australia, Ash's interest in food led him to Europe to search out as much culinary knowledge as possible.
After making himself handy throughout various top end kitchens in London Ash, oversaw the kitchen of the award winning catering company The-Recipe receiving numerous awards for its service and food including Eventia best caterer in 2007, Event magazine Runner up, Best Event Company in 2009 and Best Event Company in 2010.
Ash was then placed in the culinary limelight in 2011 after entering and winning UK Professional MasterChef in 2011 with Michel Roux stating, "Ash has the gift, the gift of culinary genius". Ash went on to write his first book "My Basque Cuisine" then followed this up by writing pieces for a number of publications including Olive and Food & Travel Magazine.
Ash now works as a consultant chef, food stylist and development chef throughout the UK, Europe and Australia.
He is also working in conjunction with Masterchef Travel undertaking tours in the culinary hotspot of San Sebastian in Northern Spain. Ash's second book is due for release Autumn 2015.