Meet Olia Hercules: Ukrainian-born chef and food writer, 1-07-2015

June 15, 2015 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 3151


Wednesday, 1 July 2015 from 19:00 to 20:00


Divertimenti Knightsbridge
227-229 Brompton Road
SW3 2EP London
United Kingdom


£6.00. Ticket price includes a glass of wine plus a 10% shopping discount on the night at Divertimenti. Book here


About the event

Three of the freshest and most exciting new voices in cooking and food writing are together on July 1st for the last in the summer series of Culinary Salons at Divertimenti Brompton Road. Among them Ukrainian-born Olia Hercules, a trained chef, food writer and stylist and author of Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & Beyond.

Debut cookbook from the Observer‘s Rising Star in Food 2015

11391090_10100845309660074_5812352856775674197_nOlia Hercules was born in Ukraine and lived in Cyprus before moving to the UK to study a BA in Italian, followed by an MA in Russian and English. She worked as a reporter for Screen International before her interest in food as an amateur reached its apogee and she decided to retrain to be a chef at Leith’s School of Food and Wine. She kicked off her culinary career working at Fulham’s Union Market with Aaron Craze before landing her dream job as chef-de-partie at Ottolenghi’s. After having her son, and filming for The Food Network, Olia began writing for Sainsbury’s, The Recipe Kit, and The Guardian. Find out more about Olia at

If you join this event you’ll have an opportunity to get a signed copy of Olia’s book, meet the author and ask your questions!

Alternatively, you may find her book on Amazon

You’ll also meet:

Shivi Ramotaur was born in Trinidad and now lives in London. She is a food writer, cookery school teacher and author of Caribbean Modern. And Rosie Birkett is a food writer, stylist and journalist and author of A Lot on Her Plate.

Interesting articles about Olia Hercules:

Interview for the guardian 

Interview for

Photo credits: (first photo), Olia Hercules (second photo)


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