Stuart Bateup

Directors

Stuart is one of a very small bunch of go-to-guys for top tier cooking shows in the UK. He has been responsible for seminal shows such as Two Fat LadiesThe Hairy BikersSaturday Kitchen, Great British Menu and the deliciously voyeuristic Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets

He has even found time to direct work for the US market, helming popular cooking shows The Barefoot Contessa and The Pioneer Woman for The Food Network. 

His defining quality is that on top of being able to photograph beautiful food, he is absolutely brilliant with people and stories and building emotional connections in his films. 

His first two campaigns for commercials were for BBH London for brands Waitrose featuring Heston Blumenthal, and for The Observer Newspaper featuring Nigel Slater.