Annabel Karmel MBE is the UK's No.1 children's cookery author, best-selling international author, and expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families. Nutritional specialist and leading female entrepreneur, Annabel is hailed as a dependable source for educating our nation on children’s diets. Building her own enterprise from her kitchen Annabel talks balancing business and parenting.
Annabel Karmel MBE grew her business empire from preparing kids’ meals at her kitchen table, to become the UK's No.1 children’s cookery author, best-selling international author, and expert on creating healthy and tempting meals for babies, children and families.
Over 20 years ago she launched The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner – now the 2nd best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time - and has since written 40 books, selling over four million copies worldwide. Her books cover each stage of a child’s development, and guides parents through the rocky road of introducing fussy eaters to good food.
Annabel is the UK's most trusted, influential and inspiring resource for parents who want to give their kids the healthiest start in life, and she has also been recognised as one of the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. An inspirational role model for women, Annabel speaks on business and inspires business start-ups.
Awarded an MBE in 2006, for outstanding work in the field of child nutrition, Annabel has been worked on The School Food Plan, devising hot, healthy food solution for small schools.
She is also a regular contributor on children’s health in the media, and writes for the UK’s top parenting magazines and national newspapers.
Her popular app (Annabel’s Essential Guide to Feeding Your Baby & Toddler) consistently sits within the top grossing Food & Drink apps and her website has been established as one of the leading forums for food ideas and nutritional advice.
Annabel’s original recipes have evolved into a successful supermarket food range with Organic Baby Purees and Chilled Toddler Meals, offering home-cooked flavours and textures, and she has also designed menus for some of the UK’s biggest leisure resorts and nurseries.
Her book Mumpreneur, draws on her own experience balancing parenting with building a thriving enterprise. Her advice is aimed at instilling confidence and skills to parents who hope to turn their business dreams into reality.