Ozlem: Speaker at the 2018 EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL. She has also enjoyed exciting opportunities for her teaching classes, at the: Divertimenti Cookery School London (UK), Blid and Hatton Gatherings (UK), Istanbul Culinary Institute (Turkey), JA University and Amoun College in Amman (Jordan), Central Market Cookery School in Texas (USA), as well as holding Ozlem's Turkish Table events at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames (UK) and at several bookstores and other venues.
Born and raised in Turkey, Ozlem is passionate about sharing the historical and cultural riches of her homeland through its cuisine. Her journey into the culinary world started on a different continent and a long way from her homeland. In 2005 she joined Central Market Cooking School in Texas teaching Turkish cookery classes as a guest chef in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Then her family moved to England in 2009 prompting her to launch her Turkish recipe blog "Ozlem's Turkish Table" (www.ozlemsturkishtable.com) so she could connect with Turkish food lovers around the world. 10 years on and her love for Turkish cuisine has opened up new and exciting opportunities for her teaching classes at JA University in Amman, Jordan; London's Divertimenti Cookery School, Blid and Hatton Gatherings and the Istanbul Culinary Institute in Istanbul.