SARA JAYNE STANES OBE is Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Britain's principal association of leading chefs, restaurant managers and hospitality professionals committed to the education and training of the emerging generation of young chefs, pastry chefs and waiters across the UK.
CEO of The Adopt a School Trust that educates school children about food in a holistic sense from food provenance, nutrition, food cultures and cookery skills.
Author of Chocolate the Definitive Guide published by Grub Street in October 1999 and revised in 2005. Chocolate – Discovering - Exploring – Enjoying published by Ryland Peters & Small 2005
Chairman of the Academy of Chocolate – a body of chocolate loving individuals set up in 2005 to campaign for better chocolate and to promote a greater awareness and appreciation of the difference between fine chocolate and the mass produced chocolate confectionery.