Sharon Hearne-Smith is a food stylist and cookbook author. She has worked her magic with food in the media for 20 years in Ireland, the UK and the US. Her experience includes ghostwriting, recipe development and food styling for cookbooks and magazines.
She has also worked on cookery demonstrations, food shows, TV commercials, packaging, advertising, movies and over 30 cookery TV shows.
Sharon’s food career kicked off in London, where she worked behind the scenes supporting top celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver, James Martin, Gordon Ramsey and Lorraine Pascale. She also worked for over 10 years on the internationally broadcast show ‘Ready Steady Cook’. Adventures in the US include working with Ina Garten on ‘Barefoot Contessa’. On moving back to Dublin, Ireland, Sharon worked with Donal Skehan, Rachel Allen and Neven Maguire.
In recent years, Sharon has written two of her own cookbooks, No Bake Baking (2014) and The No-Cook Cookbook (2016), published by Quercus (London). She has presented on Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and is also now a regular cook on RTE’s Today Show. Sharon recently hosted the live interview stage at the BBC Good Food Show in Belfast where she interviewed food heros including Paul Hollywood, The Hairy Bikers, James Martin and John Torodes. Sharon is a proud ambassador for Supervalu’s food karma project as well as being their new face of home-baking.