About Ria


Ria Amber Tesia is an award-winning author, food critic, Best of Bolton Winner (2012–2015) and Patron of Reading. She reviews restaurants worldwide and loves championing good food and great spaces.

She reviews restaurants for both local and national press. She is a prolific cook and food writer, frequently trialling recipes in her test kitchen in Derby and featuring them on her blog.

Ria provides journalistic and social media services to food festival organisers and frequently interviews celebrity chefs for exclusive features, including James Martin, John Torode, Lisa Faulkner and Gino D’Acampo. She also runs creative writing workshops, champions reading and provides commentariat on the publishing industry at schools and colleges around the UK.

Ria sits on judging panels for food and drink awards and is a consultant recipe developer for catering companies and restaurants. She is currently working hard on her first cookbook whilst putting the finishing touches to the sequel of her debut novel Screaming Snowflakes, screenplay adaptation and seven novellas.