Maria Elia

Brought up under the stove at her Greek Cypriot father's restaurant in Richmond, Maria Elia has worked as head chef of Delfina, Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room (where she garnered 2AA rosettes) and as executive chef at Joe's Cafe in London. Maria is a contributor to Food and Travel, Olive and Waitrose Food Illustrated, and in 2011 Kyle Books published her second book Full of Flavour.