In the newest show The Great Cookbook Challenge With Jamie Oliver (premiered on 31 January 2022), Jamie Oliver, the brash British chef/TV star and cookbook author, teamed up with his publisher, Penguin Michael Joseph to find the next best-selling cookbook author.
For the Channel 4 series, 18 relatively-unknown budding cooks took themselves to Jamie’s HQ in London aiming to win the life-changing opportunity.
In the meantime, deciding who gets to win a cookery book deal and who does not is head judge Louise Moore alongside award-winning recipe writer/author Georgina Hayden and another award-winning British journalist and food critic, Jimi Famurewa.
Now, before or after you tune in to the show to find out how a cookbook gets published, the ‘Louise Moore Bio’ is going to become your perfect read.
Meet Louise Moore, The Great Cookbook Challenge Judge
Louise Moore was super excited about appearing on The Great Cookbook Challenge as a judge. Commenting on this stint, she revealed how she has been crafting cookbooks for more than 20 years. As a result, she said, she knows the dedication, skill, and intuition it takes to create recipes people want to buy and try at home.
She also gave her listeners the picture that breaking into publishing is incredibly difficult. Louise speaks about how it has been an impossible dream for so many amazing cooks out there. “So I am just so excited to get out there and discover incredible new talent, new perspectives, and new approaches to cooking and food. We know the talent is out there and I’m thrilled to be able to help them fulfill their potential.”
Outside of real work, during the first episode of The Great Challenge with Jamie Oliver, Louise also revealed that she used to be a vegetarian. Although she now eats meat.
When Louise was served a rabbit ragu by contestant Katie, the judge said, “I don’t think I can do that” and asked how someone like her would be converted to eat rabbit. But though she did not taste the dish she did compliment Katie for her great concept.
Louise was introduced on the show as the Managing Director of Penguin Michael Joseph; as someone who worked with stars including Mrs. Hinch and Nadia Hussein in her time.
As part of the job, Louise works with a talented publishing team dedicated to delivering the best fiction and non-fiction titles. Together, they also claim to produce the widest possible variety of voices that speak to – and for – everyone, welcoming all readers in.
Louise Moore Career
Louise Moore is the managing director of Penguin Michael Joseph; one of the biggest commercial publishing divisions at Penguin Random House. Over the course, she is known for publishing some of the best-selling books from Jamie Oliver, Marian Keyes, and Jojo Moyes. This list also includes Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Sue Townsend, and Sue Perkins.
Louise specializes in women’s fiction, crime, thrillers, cookery, memories, and lifestyle books.
She studied History at Girton College Cambridge in University of the Arts London. From there, Louise began her publishing career working in children’s books at Hamish Hamilton. In 1988 Louise moved into adult publishing and worked for Geoffrey Strachan at Methuen. Later in 1992, she started commissioning women’s fiction at Heinemann.
Louise joined Michael Joseph only in 1997 as an Editorial Director. She was promoted to the position of Managing Director in 2006.
So, this way, Louise worked her way up the editorial ladder, starting as a PA. She has successfully dealt with her MD role for the past 16 years.
Further, on her website, she highlights the importance of books. “I don’t think the importance of books can be underestimated – in books people find friendship, solace, instruction, and escape. Books are nothing but a force for good.” Louise then goes on to list Pandora Braithwaite, from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole as her literary hero. She also stressed Jamie Oliver’s Five Ingredients as a book she would like to recommend to everyone.
Louise Moore Age
Louise Moore was reportedly born before 1964. So in 2021, she should have at least become 57 years old.
Does Louise Moore Have A Husband?
It is not publicly understood if Louise Moore is married or if she has children. By the looks of it, she likes to keep her life private. She did not even have a personal social media exchange.
Louise Moore Height
Louise Moore stands below 5’4” tall.
Where Is Louise Moore From?
Louise Moore hails from London, in the United Kingdom.
Is Louise Moore On Instagram?
Louise more is believed to be the person behind these social media pages — @michaeljbooks on Instagram (13K followers) and @MichaelJBooks on Twitter (18.9K followers). Both these pages under the handle ‘Penguin Michael Joseph’ is a division of Penguin Books publishers.
The company providing a publishing deal to The Great Cookbook Challenge winner could be spotted also on Facebook @MichaelJBooks.