Peckham Kitchen

Food adventures in a Peckham kitchen


About Me

Hi. I’m Simon Baker. Si for short.

I’m a Le Cordon Bleu chef, passionate about cooking from scratch using quality produce and minimising food waste. I’m a gastronaut in pursuit of epicurean adventure, and an unrepentant carnivore, smoker of meat and wannabe butcher.

Whatever I’m up to I want to spark positive change—to inspire fresh thinking, reimagine what’s possible, and empower human endeavours that will make life brighter. I bring optimism and energy, humanity and humour, creativity and strategic imagination, with a challenger mindset and an empirical approach. What I value most are friendship, curiosity and responsibility.

On a more personal note, I’m a Welshman living a bohemian life between London Peckham and Vienna. I’m also a seasoned Oktoberfester and a bit of a beer snob, wine geek and cocktail lover. 



My cook’s diary at Le Cordon Bleu.