Big Chef, Mini Chef has been an idea in development for quite a few years, but only came to fruition in 2018. The book is inspired and dedicated to Armin, son of Chef and Author Matei Baran. This book celebrates Armin’s bravery whilst battling the illness Cystic Fibrosis.

Throughout this journey Big Chef, Matei has been working with children to create simple yet restaurant standard recipes celebrating their favourite dishes as well as engaging local schools and students to help them creatively develop their culinary tastes and skills.

We hope you are inspired to cook with children and find exciting ways of presenting some of your family favourites.

Proceeds after the costs from book sales will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


With over 25 years experience in the kitchen, chef Matei Baran has a passion for sourcing unique and high quality produce to create a gastronomical treat for the senses. 


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