Chef-turned-model Isaac Carew has worked in kitchens with his dad and godfather since the age of eight, starting out as a Saturday boy picking spinach leaves and cleaning mussels.
He went on to train at culinary school for two years and got his big break in 2007 cooking alongside Angela Hartnett at The Connaughtand Cielo in Miami.
Here the passion for homemade pasta grew.
In 2008, Isaac was spotted outside Selfridges and approached to become a model. He has fronted major campaigns for the likes of Hermès, Moschino and Valentino and been photographed by Rankin and Nick Knight. In January 2016, Isaac felt the time was right to return to his culinary roots and Isaac launched The Dirty Dishes, a website dedicated to easy, delicious meals.
Since then, he has collaborated with a number of well known food and drink brands such as Moet and is becoming a more regular face at renowned food festivals such as Big Feastival and Taste of London. In 2018 and 2019 Isaac joined up with Chef Francesco Mazzei to host a series of pop ups in Francesco’s restaurants, cooking dishes from his debut cookbook, The Dirty Dishes, published by Bluebird and out now.
In the TV World, Isaac has appeared on Channel 4’s primetime show: Tried and Tasted: Ultimate Shopping List, working alongside Michel Roux Jnr as his right hand man, as well as hosting a number of live cooking segments on This Morning.