Saira is a chef and food writer best remembered as a finalist in MasterChef 2013.
She won high praise from judges John and Gregg for her Bengali-
Saira was inspired by MasterChef to leave behind a 20 year career in law enforcement
and embark on her dream of a new vocation in food, launching her catering company
'small aubergine'. Saira cooks for private clients all over the country, hosts supper-
and chef residencies and runs cookery masterclasses at several venues.
Saira’s first cookbooks ‘Kitchen Favourites with Saira: Chilli, Ginger and Garlic’ were
published in February 2016. Saira is currently working on a new book of authentic
Bangladeshi cuisine (Anness Publishing) due to be released in March 2018.
Saira a regular face on the food festival circuit and blogs at sairahamilton.com.
You can watch her cooking on YouTube and follow her on Twitter & Instagram
@SairaHamilton and on Facebook as SairaHamiltonChef.