Chris Baber smiling at the camera

Chris Baber

You can catch Chris cooking live on the Summer Kitchen at BBC Good Food Show Summer on Friday 16 June, and the Festival Kitchen on Friday 18 August at the BBC Good Food Festival 2023! 

Chris Baber is a chef on a mission to make cooking easy with his delicious, fuss-free recipes. His debut cookbook, Easy, was published in April 2022 and is filled with 96 recipes for meals that anyone can make, from Spicy Prawn Tostadas to Summer Strawberry and Raspberry Crumble.

Growing up in Hexham, Northumberland, Chris discovered his love of cooking aged 5 making fry-ups at the weekend with his grandad, his biggest inspiration in the kitchen. By age 8, Chris was head chef in the Baber household cooking dinner most nights for the family. 

Chris has worked under critically acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar and won the 2016 series of BBC One’s popular cooking competition Yes Chef

A consultant for M&S Food, Chris creates weekly family recipes and is the face of their ‘Fresh Market Update’ TV adverts, a campaign which reaches millions of people across the UK. 

With over 200,000 followers across his social media platforms, Chris gives his followers the confidence to get in the kitchen and cook his easy recipes – accompanied by some motivational music, of course. One of his proudest achievements is the ‘Chris Baber Cooking School’ which provided free cookalongs to children during lockdown.  

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Chris' BBC Good Food Show Recipes