Elizabeth Haigh first stepped into a professional kitchen when she took part in MasterChef 2012.
From architecture student to Michelin-star chef, Elizabeth has paved her way creating businesses from scratch into success. Being one of the leading wood-fire cooking chefs in London, Elizabeth also consults, advises and recipe develops for brands and companies. She created Kaizen House to tell stories and share knowledge about the foodie world.
Elizabeth won a Michelin star at Hackney’s Pidgin before leaving in 2017 to pursue her own restaurant, Shibui. She has since established the Kaizen House project and is running a two-month dinner residency at London’s Mortimer House from May – June. Her dishes have been described as bold & exciting, yet balanced, fusing her Singaporean-British heritage and fine dining cooking experience with a passion for wood-fire cooking.
Also working on her youtube channel to share tips and recipes from her home kitchen – Elizabeth is redefining what is means to be a modern chef. Rather than being stuck in a restaurant it’s more about education.
Elizabeth has gone on to regularly appear as a guest on BBC’s Saturday Morning Kitchen, Masterchef UK, Financial Times Panelist and was the keynote speaker for SAUCE ‘17 forum in Estonia. In 2017, she was awarded ‘Chef to Watch’ by the National Restaurant Awards.