Great British Menu 2020 chefs: Samira Effa, North East heat

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Samira Effa is a senior production chef for TRUEfoods which develops premium products for the food and restaurant industry.

This is the second time Huddersfield-born Samira has enetered the Great British Menu kitchen after narrowly missing out last year to Tom Anglesea.

Starting her career in Yorkshire at Bradley’s Restaurant in Huddersfield, she has a wealth of experience at high-end Michelin-starred restaurants, having worked at Bohemia in Jersey, 21212 in Edinburgh and The Box Tree.

She was also head chef at Alimentum in Cambridge before it closed in 2018 a year after losing its star. 

 

Samira is currently working as a senior production chef for TRUEfoods which develops premium products for the food and restaurant industry.

She is also involved in creating innovative dining experiences and tasting menus for the weekly TRUEfoods CHEFStable.

Samira’s cooking draws upon her heritage – she has a Nigerian father and Iranian mother – which means she’s confident using bold flavours in her cooking.

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Editor 5th May 2020

Great British Menu 2020 chefs: Samira Effa, North East heat