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Tim Kinnaird: from medicine to macarons via MasterChef
Tim Kinnaird trained as Paediatrician and worked as a consultant in Norwich. Whilst he loved being a doctor, his passion for cooking was a thread that ran throughout his life. In 2009, Tim filled in an application for the TV programme Masterchef, was invited to audition and won a place on the show.
The experience of being on Masterchef 2010 was challenging and exciting and had Tim cooking amazing food in intense situations. Between the filming and the airing of the series, life carried on as usual, but when the show aired and Tim was a runner up in the final, everything changed.
Tim left his job as a doctor in February 2010 and started his business from his kitchen, perfecting his recipes for exquisitely delicious macarons, tarts, cakes and other treats. The business took off quickly and Tim moved to a tiny unit in rural Norfolk and launched an online business delivering delights throughout the UK. In March 2013 the Marcarons and More shop opened in the Royal Arcade in Norwich. Tim was finding the demand both in the shop and from wholesale and online customers difficult to keep up with, so in early 2015 moved to a large bakery in central Norwich. This was soon followed by the opening of the Marcaron and More Cookery School.
Tim shared with Norfolk Network what it took to follow his passion, start the business, drive significant growth in the first five years and his future ambitions. He’ll be bringing along some treats too!