Chef Olivia Burt embarked on her culinary career at the age of 18 with 3 months at the prestigious BallyMaloe Cookery School in Cork, Ireland, before continuing her training at London and Paris’s Le Cordon Bleu.
Originally from Worcestershire, Olivia completed her culinary studies in Paris and took a job at Joel Robuchon on the Champ Elysees in Paris, where she worked for a year before becoming a private chef. Olivia then returned back to London which led her to the kitchen of Claridge’s in Mayfair, starting out as part of the team for Simon Rogan’s Fera for 3 years before remaining at the hotel as sous chef.
Whilst fulfilling her role at the hotel, in early 2019 Olivia made the finals of the prestigious Roux Scholarship, the only female chef to do so in 4 years. At the age of 23, Olivia competed in BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals 2019.
Olivia is excited to get back into the kitchen with a fresh year ahead, for what she believes will be the biggest year of her career to date. She wants to continue developing and showcasing the best of British ingredients.
It would be amazing for Olivia to get published of course and share her knowledge of the professional kitchen in the everyday home, and begin the start of a very exciting journey towards building her own Restaurant. There are so many exciting projects in the pipeline and she can’t wait to share it with everyone.