Lotte is a skilled and highly experienced broadcaster. Recognised as a leading authority on English cooking, she brings thirty years of food experience to her television presenting, live stage hosting and compering with a light, friendly and humorous touch.
Lotte started out on television by presenting three of her own series – Simply Puddings, Feast Days and Holidays and Quick Cooks for Carlton. She then went on to be a chef on Ready Steady Cook and resident chef on Channel 5’s Open House with Gloria Hunniford. Guest appearances also include Channel 4’s The Richard and Judy Show, Battle of the Chefs, Eastenders Revisited, BBC1’s Value for Money, Animal Park, Club Vegetarian, Ideal Home Cooks with Nanette Newman and Kate Humble’s Webwise programme, where she told the world a thing or two about Tudor food.
Other recent television appearances have included BBC’s Countryfile: Summer Diaries and Castle in the Country as well as ITV1’s Heart of the Country and Five’s Cooking the Books. She was also a regular presenter and chef for five years on UKTV’s Great Food Live.
She has been a regular face and one of the resident chefs on Food Network UK and has filmed many interstitials for the channel including Made with Love for Valentines with Matt Evers and ‘Keep calm and plan ahead Christmas in September weekend’. Lotte is also the face of Food Network’s online Cookery School having filmed many short form films on the website with scores of different recipes from Bread to Cakes to Pies.
As well as Food Festival organising, Lotte hosts different stages for the BBC Good Food Shows and HCP Events – throughout the year – speaking to all the big names in food TV including John Torrode, Gregg Wallace, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Michel Roux Jr, James Martin and Tom Kerridge amongst many others.
Her cookery book – Lotte’s Country Kitchen was published by Absolute Press in 2010.
Lotte is Patron, Director and one of two event organisers (with Jon Hackett) who run Thame Food Festival.