Barney Desmazery


Barney Desmazery - Food & Drink


Barney Desmazery began his career as a chef working all over the world, in Australia and France as well as the UK.. During this time he picked up a wide variety of culinary skills, recipes, and ingredient knowledge. Keen to share this with the world, Barney joined BBC Good Food, Britain’s biggest food media brand where he now works as Food Editor at Large. The self-titled ‘Dude from BBC Good Food’ draws on his culinary background to produce a huge range of recipes for the best-selling monthly food magazine and award-winning website. These vary from restaurant-worthy steaks to 10-minute meals for a student budget. He’s even produced a recipe for sloe gin, perfect for a relaxed night in or parties. Barney has worked alongside several leading celebrity chefs, including Tom Kerridge, Gordon Ramsay and Raymond Blanc. He is a popular presenter at all BBC Good Food Shows, where he and his colleagues demonstrate recipes and teach cookery masterclasses. Such passion extends to his home life, where, at weekends, Barney enjoys cooking with his children and encouraging them through his expertise. He’s now excited to bring his approachable teaching style to a much wider demographic through working with Learning with Experts.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Good Web Guide
  • Red Herring Winner
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Education Investor Awards 2021 - Finalist
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)