Rachel's unconventional food background has helped formulate her unique culinary touch. Rachel was born in Croydon, South London in 1980 to her Malaysian Chinese father and Austrian mother.
Rachel graduated with a Bachelors degree in Art & Design from the renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Thereafter she worked for a luxury fashion brand, doing PR and e-marketing. Ultimately, her passion for pâtisserie lured her to Paris, where she studied at Le Cordon Bleu and obtained a pastry degree.
Rachel put her skills to excellent use at the delightful Paris culinary bookstore and tea salon, La Cocotte. There Rachel concocted delicious sweet treats; she regularly provided catering for culinary book launches and hosted her own cookery classes on site. Following the success of her edible endeavours at La Cocotte, she now works on culinary projects throughout the world. Her role as an international food creative has spanned six-course dinners and workshops in places as far-flung as London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Melbourne, Sydney and Buenos Aires.
Rachel's first cookery show The Little Paris Kitchen aired on Cooking Channel to great critical acclaim. Rachel also writes a column for the daily newspaper The Evening Standard Supplement ES Magazine, sharing her delicious recipes with Londoners every week.
She is also a food writer with books "Barres à céréales, Granola et Muesli faites maison" and "Pâtes à tartiner" published by Marabout. Her third cookbook (her first English book) The Little Paris Kitchen was published by Penguin in March 2012 and Rachel's fourth book Little French Kitchen was released in Autumn 2013.
Rachel's first English book The Little Paris Kitchen was number one bestseller for three weeks and in the top five for ten weeks in the UK and it has now been translated into Dutch, French, Italian, German, Danish, Russian and Norwegian, Polish and Russian. The book launched in the USA in 2013 to rave reviews and is also due to launch in Brazil, Latvia and Taiwan.