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Ravneet Gill talks to Greg James and Bella Mackie about her school days

Pastry Chef, author and Junior Bake Off Judge Ravneet Gill joins Greg James and Bella Mackie on their ‘Teach Me a Lesson’ Podcast to reminisce about her school days. 

Ravneet shares her memories of being the weird but pretty one at school, and recalls some slightly odd obsessions she had with buttons, voodoo dolls, different types of dust, and blocks of ice. She also shares the moment she realised – thanks to a homemade photo album of cupcakes – that being a chef was what she wanted to do with her life. She recalls how Instagram changed her life, but also how it feels to be on the end of some unusual requests online.

When Ravneet was 14 an astrologer told her mother she would work in the food industry. Ravneet was a fussy eater and at the time it seemed ridiculous, but after completing a psychology degree her passion for pastry and cooking led her to study at Le Cordon Bleu. In 2019 she was voted one of the 100 most influential people in the hospitality industry. Ravneet has published two cookery books and has recently joined the Telegraph as their new baking columnist. In 2021, Ravneet joined Channel 4’s Junior Bake Off as a judge alongside Liam Charles and host Harry Hill.

You can listen to the episode here

Ravneet’s books The Pastry Chef’s Guide and Sugar, I Love You are out now.