About Gill Gill Watson is a chef, writer and food activist. After working as a celebrity chef in London and America for clients including Pierce Brosnan, Gill returned to the area ten years ago. Shocked at how austerity had left many families struggling with food poverty, Gill campaigned for supermarkets to give their end of day waste to charity. With a team of volunteers, Gill collects food from Lidl, MyLocal and Morrison’s and stocks a food sharing hut where people can help themselves to
free food. Gill was featured on the BBC1 programme, Inside Out last year, is a regular guest on the radio and speaks at conferences and food fairs. Gill’s has recently completed a book of her time as a private chef, described by Prue Leith as ‘Sometimes farce, sometimes tragedy, Watson’s ballsy and racy style is at all times a foodies handbook’. Find her at gillwatson.co.uk and on Facebook at Budget Cooking with Gill Watson
Gill Watson is a chef, writer and food activist. Find her at gillwatson.co.uk
Reviewing Process I reviewed the restaurants with my husband Ged, Zoe-the-vegan teenage daughter and our ten year old son Joe who has Asperger’s. This means he refuses to eat any food with a slimy texture. So basically, we’re not the easiest family to please. None of the restaurants knew we were reviewing them until we had paid our bill, so we didn’t receive any special treatment as reviewers.
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