Melissa Thompson is a writer and cook who started a supper club in her front room in 2014.
A former feature writer on a national newspaper, in 2015 she left journalism to pursue her love of cooking, with the supper club growing into a sell-out pop out across locations in London.
Born in Dorset to a Jamaican father and Maltese mother, her food has always celebrated cuisines from around the world. She is passionate about flavour, provenance and respecting food cultures.
As a food writer, she has penned powerful articles on the British food industry that became focal points for important discussions around identity, diversity and inclusivity.
She has spoken on issues of representation at talks, including chairing a panel discussion for the British Library’s food season in 2020.
She is a columnist for BBC Good Food magazine and has written articles and recipes for The Guardian, Stylist, Vittles, Waitrose Weekend and Waitrose Magazine.