Our Team

Lily Simpson

Founder. Chef. Raider of herb gardens

"You can't." It's amazing (and a little frustrating) how often I've heard those two words in connection with a diet. You can't eat this. You can't have that.

Personally, I can't live in a perpetual state of deprivation. I'm a chef. I wouldn't eat something if it wasn't tasty - so I want to prove that a 'diet' doesn't have to be faddy, unsatisfying and difficult to stick to.

That's why I've developed The Detox Kitchen.  I want to create delicious recipes that are enjoyable, inspiring, filling, good for you and scrape-the-bowl-clean tasty.

My recipes are a product of my travels in Italy, France, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka, and much shorter childhood journeys to raid our herb garden. Putting the tastes and textures together in new and exciting ways is a labour of love, but the results are about more than delicious food.

Since I changed my diet I no longer feel low on energy midway through the afternoon. My hair shines. I feel alert. I feel good. That's the power of detox.

If you're like me, and want to get rid of that word 'diet' so you can eat well and feel better, The Detox Kitchen is for you too.

Favourite dish: Roasted chicken thighs with anything!

Favourite detox dish: Butternut squash, beetroot and fennel salad

 

Harriet Jenkins

Operations manager. Triathlete. Pudding lover

Our Operations Manager has a sweet tooth. Then again, if marathons and half marathons, open water swims and triathlons aren't enough to earn you the occasional sticky toffee pudding, what is?

Harriet is the most organised person in the world. When you awake to find your delicious detox box waiting for you on the doorstep, it's Harriet's logistical brilliance that put it there. Affectionately known as "Parsley" because she's reliable, versatile and you can throw her into anything.

Favourite dish: Sticky toffee pudding with thick custard.

Favourite detox dish: "Sarah's beetroot brownies are way better than any other brownie."

 

Rob Hobson

Nutritionist. Lecturer. Rocket scientist

A BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition, MSc in public health nutrition and a registered nutritionist with nearly a decade of experience, Rob is the man who ensures all our detox menus deliver everything the body needs.

He runs two successful London based nutrition consultancies and has worked with government agencies, NHS, the food industry

Passionately obsessed with food and the way it nurtures the body, Rob believes that, "Good nutrition should be easy for anyone to achieve with the correct information - it's not rocket science!" (Whenever certain types of lettuce appear in our menus we enjoy pointing out that actually, sometimes it is rocket science).

Rob is a keen athlete, runs insane distances and competes in triathlons.

Favourite dish: Fish pie

Favourite detox dish: Brown rice, avocado and spring onion salad

 

Sarah Thorp

Head Chef. Champion of local produce. Detox baker

Sarah was raised on a farm in the north of Scotland. She moved south to gain her diploma from the respected Edinburgh School of Food & Wine, before heading really south to pursue a food career in London.

She divides her time between kitchen and market. Sarah’s a passionate believer in supporting local growers and producers, because fresh, local produce that’s in season always tastes better. Her dedication to creating food that’s eye-poppingly fresh is just one of the reasons your daily detox box tastes so amazing.

She’s also a genius when it comes to detox baking. Sounds like a contradiction in terms? That’s because you haven’t tasted it yet...

Favourite dish: Scotch Broth

Favourite detox dish: Herb quinoa-crusted tuna loin (if you’ve never tried it you’re missing a treat).