Crouch End mum wins Jamie Oliver's cooking show on Channel 4

Crouch End entrepreneur Dominique Woolf said the concept for her cookery book is "about showing people it’s not that scary” 

Crouch End entrepreneur Dominique Woolf said the concept behind her cookery book is about showing people that making simple, delicious food is "not that scary” - Credit: Slater King

A Crouch End entrepreneur and mum won Jamie Oliver's The Great Cookbook Challenge on Channel 4.

Dominique Woolf is a mum of three, entrepreneur and keen home cook. Having been a singer-songwriter and recruitment consultant in a previous life, Dominique decided to change careers and focus on food. 

She trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine and then became a food writer before starting her own business, The Woolf 's Kitchen, in the middle of lockdown 2020.

Her cookbook, Dominique’s

With her book Kitchen Easy Everyday Asian-Inspired Food, Dominique, who has Thai heritage, wowed the judges.

"I'm still pinching myself," she said. "I've wanted to write a cookbook ever since I can remember so this is genuinely a dream come true.

"It's given me the opportunity to start a whole new career and I couldn't be more grateful. Going into the Penguin offices to sign 1400 copies was completely surreal and a real moment for me. I can't tell you how excited I am."

Dominique’s Kitchen features meals with accessible recipes, including those featured in the television show.

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The book will be published by Penguin Michael Joseph on June 9. It costs £20.