Brazilian foodie Bia’s Kitchen giving back to Leamington community she calls home with new TV show
January 11, 2024

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A local foodie has launched a new pilot TV show created to ‘celebrate and showcase food businesses in south Warwickshire’ to give back to the Leamington community she now calls home.

Bia’s Kitchen Show promises to highlight some of the best of the area’s foodie scene when it is streamed to audiences twice monthly on YouTube, Spotify, Instagram and Facebook.

The passion project is the creation of self-taught chef and entrepreneur Bianca Perry, who wants to support the spa town she now calls home, 15 years after emigrating from her native Brazil. The show is an extension to her successful Bia’s Kitchen brand, and will feature local independent chefs and restaurateurs cooking signature dishes as well as her own top tips and recipes.

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It marks the latest chapter on a journey of reinvention for the now 43-year-old mum-of-three, who walked away from a high-flying career in marketing in Rio de Janeiro after falling in love with a Leamington man who was holidaying with friends.Growing up on a farm, Bianca’s love for cooking started in her childhood and continued to be a big feature in her life and work.

She said: “As a farm girl I learned to cook as well as look after the land. I loved going harvesting, picking up fresh vegetables and herbs and cooking with my grandma. I’ve never been scared of work. My first job was when I was 12, I picked up vegetables from the farm and set up a little store in front of my house. Growing up on the farm was amazing. . . but I always dreamed bigger!”

Despite facing various hardships in her personal life, Bia has always fallen on her lifeline of cooking and since relocating to Leamington has done everything from cooking for friends to hosting cooking classes in Warwick, a pop-up restaurant in Kenilworth – and even a win on Channel Four’s Couples Come Dine With Me.  She went on to launch herself as a private chef and started Fresh to Freeze, a pre-cooked food delivery business which thrived throughout the pandemic – and Bia’s Kitchen.

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She said: “I am excited about combining my knowledge of food and international flavours, and marketing and production in a way that also involves my community. I have a passion for telling people’s stories. It’s about creating a buzz around the local foodie scene.

“I never studied to be a chef, apart from independent cooking technique courses, but I picked things up really quickly throughout my life working around food. I’m a very fast learner and everything comes back to food for me. I thrive off feeling other people’s energy and passion for food. After all, cooking is the universal language of love.”