Ed is a high profile celebrity chef appearing regularly on TV. He is best known for his role as a judge on ITV’s hugely successful ‘Britain’s Best Dish’ and also as an alternate chef on Sunday Feast with Paul Merrett. Ed has also published 2 cookbooks with publisher Kyle Cathie.
Ed began his catering career with a two-year apprenticeship with Anton Mosimann at The Dorchester in London, he spent a few years cooking on an exclusive yacht and at hotels in Juan-les-Pins in France and Queensland in Australia, before returning to London. In the capital, he became the official Armani chef and even dabbled in modelling.
At the age of 25, Ed was asked to open Daphne’s restaurant in London’s South Kensington; he remained head chef there for three years. He then set up his own ventures in Soho and Fulham.
In 1999 he completed the six part series Ed Baines Entertains, filmed at Randall & Aubin, broadcast on the ITV Carlton region. He recorded two further series, which were broadcast during 2000 and 2001. He has also appeared as one of the chefs for the BBC daytime lifestyle show Housecall.
Baines filmed Cupid’s Dinners for broadcast on UKTV Food and was one of the resident chefs on Great Food Live. He has regularly appeared on programmes for Granada Livetime, Central Television and Carlton Food Network and has featured on Superchefs. In December 2002 he was seen every weekday on Channel 5 from December 2–20 presenting Countdown to Christmas.
Ed had his own series, Chefs at Sea for UKTV Food and appeared on the Terry & Gabi (C5) show.
He has also appeared on the ever-popular Ready Steady Cook on BBC 2.
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Ed is an excellent speaker on both food topics and business issues within the catering & service industries.