Karen is married to Philip and have four children, Henry 14, Izzy 13, Maddy, 10 and Camilla 8 and has lived in Jersey since 2000, being originally from the Midlands.

Karen worked for National Westminster Bank plc for 6 years after leaving school and during that time qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Following this she took a year out to travel through Africa, South Africa, and Australia, and on her return completed a law degree and qualified as a barrister in 1997. Karen practised at St Phillip’s Chambers in Birmingham before moving to Jersey in 2000 and then working for Ogier in the corporate and commercial department until 2005. After working briefly at Mourant as a support lawyer, she decided not to return to work after the birth of their third child in 2006.

Karen loves preparing healthy dishes for her family to eat, from the freshest ingredients, and teaching them to make good choices with regard to what they eat. Since having the children I have learnt a huge amount about preparing healthy food and I am looking forward to continuing that journey with Caring Cooks.