Charlotte started off as a local news reporter in St Albans, but even then spent most of her time writing a weekly 'The Hungry Reporter' column about local food producers. Desperate to get into the foodie industry, she moonlighted as a waitress and spent her holidays on work experience placements. It all paid off in the end, and her first full-time food job was at UKTV's Good Food Channel, where she was Editorial Assistant, and later Assistant Producer. She joined lovefood.com as a Food Writer in March 2012. Charlotte lives to bake and sells her wares at the St Albans Farmers' Market every month. She has also written for BBC olive magazine and Time Out. Find out more at Charlotte's blog, charlythechef.blogspot.com.