Roz Purcell's food blog success inspires her to host her own cooking classes
Top model Roz Purcell has become quite the cooking aficionado over the past few months and now she's presenting her own cooking classes.
The former Miss Universe Ireland has become known for her healthy recipes as much as her modelling career, due to the success of her blog, Natural Born Feeder.
Roz (24) has steadily built a large and dedicated following, as people love her healthy recipes for classic dishes like lasagne and banoffi pie.
She has spent some time in the kitchens at the five-star Marker Hotel to learn more about putting together healthy but tasty dishes and has since gone on to have her Natural Born Feeder recipes feature on the menu at Mooch on Dawson Street.
"I had my first cooking demo in the Design Yard just last week and I sold all the tickets for the event. It was quite private, there were just 20 people there as it was important to me to keep it intimate," she told the Diary.
"I wanted to keep it small so everyone gets a chance to ask questions and have a good look at what I'm doing.
"The night kicked off at seven with canapés and I showcased a number of different recipes which everyone got to sample, including my sinless banoffi which I made on the restaurant on TV3 a few weeks ago," she continued.
"I teamed up with Ruth Wassel who runs cookingwithruth.com and she is a pro at cooking demos.
"We collaborated on ideas and recipes for the night which was great. And all the recipes are based on using wholefoods and the majority of the dishes come under the popular diets like vegan, paleo, gluten-free etc.
"It was really fun and hopefully it will be the first of many," she added.
Roz, who is dating Voice of Ireland coach Bressie, has also admitted that she would love to host her own cookery show and recently revealed that she has a cook book in the works.
"Of course, who wouldn't want to have their own baking show on TV? Especially if you're into food just like me and you love creating recipes and you love inspiring people to get into the kitchen and cook. I think it would be a perfect opportunity," she added.
Roz also had some fun when baking lots of goodies for best mate, Corina Gaffey's hen do this weekend as she made biscuits in some rather suggestive shapes for the celebrations.