Samira Effa

Samira Effa


Harewood House Saturday @ 1:30pm - Chef Demo


Huddersfield-born Samira started her career at a local restaurant whilst still at school, where she developed her love of rich flavours thanks to her Iranian mother and Nigerian father. Today she is Head Chef at Bar & Restaurant EightyEight at Grantley Hall and before her appointment in 2022, Samira gained a wealth of experience all over the country in various MICHELIN star restaurants including 21212 in Edinburgh, Alimentum in Cambridge and Bohemia in Jersey. Samira has also worked as a Senior Production Chef for TRUEfoods, which helps to develop premium products for the restaurant industry.

Recognised for her culinary talents, Samira has competed in the Great British Menu on three occasions, most recently in the 2024 series along with the 2019 and 2020 series.