Chef Romy Hardeep Gill MBE is a British/Indian chef, food and travel writer, based in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.
She was the owner and head chef at Romy’s Kitchen, Restaurant which opened in September 2013 on Castle Street, Thornbury. She is one of the few female Indian chef/owners on the UK restaurant scene, and was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in 2016.
Gill’s style of Indian cooking is very different from that found at the majority of Indian restaurants in the UK. She avoids the use of unnatural food colourings, and is a fan of combining Indian and British cuisine. She combines spices and flavours that she grew up with in India with ingredients that she was only introduced to when she moved to the UK.
Romy contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines publications, and Romy is a presenter and has been judge for the BBC radio 4 food and farming Awards plus has been featured on Saturday live, BBC woman’s hour, BBC Asian Network and 5 live.
Romy appears regularly on Celebrity MasterChef, The Hairy Bikers in their Comfort Food series. She has featured as the subject of a film short on “Family Dinners” on Food Network UK. She is also a regular James Martin Saturday TV and James Martin Great British Adventure.
Romy travels in UK and all over the world with demos and teaching cookery classes or as a speaker at many events. Romy was a speaker at Mad Symposium in Copenhagen and talked about cultural appropriation. Romy raises money for various charity dinner and has raised lot of money with running marathons and charity dinners. Romy’s first cookbook is all set to release in September 2019 called Zaika.