Romy Gill MBE is a celebrity and renowned Indian chef, food and travel writer, and broadcaster based in the south-west of England. With a passion for culinary excellence, she first gained recognition as the owner and head chef at Romy's Kitchen. In 2016, Romy was honoured with an MBE in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours list.
As a highly sought-after TV chef, Romy has captivated audiences on various television programs. She became a beloved regular on BBC1's Ready Steady Cook, showcasing her skills across different cuisines. Her versatility and engaging style have led to appearances on shows such as James Martin's Saturday Morning, Country File, Celebrity MasterChef, The Hairy Bikers' Comfort Food, Celebrity Pointless, with guest slots on Channel 4's Packed Lunch and Sunday Brunch and BBC's The One Show. Romy's talent has even reached international audiences, as she made a memorable appearance on NBC's The Today Show in America. Recently, she had a notable role as co-presenter for four episodes of the BBC's hugely popular flagship countryside TV programme, Countryfile. Additionally, her expertise is valued on BBC Radio 4's Food Programme, where she is a regular guest. Romy has also graced the airwaves of BBC's Great Lives, Woman's Hour, Cerys Matthew, and The Today Show.
Beyond her significant television CV, Romy's written work has also made a great impact. She regularly shares her culinary insights through platforms such as BBC Food, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, and Ocado Magazine. Her expertise has been featured in national and international publications, including Savuer, The New York Times, and Food 52. Romy's influence expands across borders as she travels across the UK and abroad to deliver engaging food demonstrations and participate in conferences. Her expertise has been recognised worldwide, being invited to speak at the prestigious Mad Symposium in Copenhagen in 2018, and showcasing her culinary prowess at the renowned James Beard Foundation in New York in 2020.
Romy's passion for sharing her love of Indian cuisine extends to her acclaimed cookbooks. In September 2019, she released her debut cookbook, Zaika – Vegan Recipes from India, which captivated readers with its innovative and flavourful plant-based recipes. Building on this success, Romy's second book, On The Himalayan Trail, was published to wide acclaim in spring of 2022. Her culinary writing journey continues, as she is currently working on her next book with Hardie Grant, set to be released in autumn 2024.
Romy Gill MBE has established herself as a prominent figure in the culinary world, captivating audiences with her culinary creations, engaging television appearances, and insightful writing. Her commitment to showcasing the vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine and her relentless pursuit of culinary excellence continue to inspire and delight audiences around the globe.