Deanna Thomas

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Cheshire, UK
Manchester Metropolitan University
British Cuisine, Cheese, Baking
  • Deanna began her food career as a professional chef and deli owner, and her work evolved into writing about food, drink, and travel.
  • She regularly hosts food festivals and chef demo stages in the UK, introducing the celebrity chefs and making sure their appearances run smoothly.
  • Deanna has been a valued member of various judging panels, including the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Top 100 Restaurants in the North, International Cheese and Dairy Awards, Manchester Tourism Awards, and the Guild of Food Writer Awards.


Deanna is a former chef turned writer, content creator, and presenter with over two decades of experience writing food and travel features, chef interviews, restaurant reviews, round-ups, listings, and opinion pieces. These have appeared in publications including Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds Confidential, I Love MCR, Taste of Manchester, About Manchester, Great British Life, and more. She is a former deli owner with an undying love for ingredients and recipes. Deanna is a confident presenter who hosts food festivals and hospitality industry panels. She also appeared on live television as a 'food expert' on daytime television in the UK. She has completed her WSET Level 1 and is enthusiastic about continuing her wine learning journey.


Deanna has a B.A (Hons) degree in design for communication media from Manchester Metropolitan University, and NVQ levels 1&2 in food service and cooking. She has completed her WSET Level 1 and is enthusiastic about continuing her wine learning journey.
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