Saira Hamilton is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher, whose Bangladeshi-inspired food took her to the finals of BBC 1’s MasterChef in 2013. During the competition, she won high praise for her delicious dishes and deft spicing, with Gregg Wallace commenting that “This lady understands ingredients, she knows food. She can do delicious.” Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar said, “Saira has a gift for spicing.”

Saira now cooks for private clients and cookery schools and is a regular face on the food festival circuit. Saira’s presentations are notable for her passion and enthusiasm for the food of her Bangladeshi heritage, alongside stories and memories from her culinary education at the side of her mother Nadira, and her upbringing as a Bangla-Welsh-Essex-girl.

Her video recipes are available on YouTube and Simply Good Food TV, and via social media -

Twitter & Instagram @SairaHamilton

Facebook as SairaHamiltonChef