Giancarlo & Katie Caldesi
Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi have two restaurants, a cookery school and several published cook books between them. Giancarlo and Katie ran their first ‘Caldesi’ Restaurant as a purely Tuscan offering and began making regular trips to Italy to research the Tuscan cuisine and discover new dishes. In Tuscany Giancarlo rediscovered his roots - the simple and effective peasant cooking of his family. The couple went on to launch Caffe Caldesi a less formal regional Italian restaurant and café and in 2005, after years of teaching in the restaurant kitchens, they launched La Cucina Caldesi, a state of the art cookery school where they run a diverse range of cooking courses for all ages and abilities.
In 2006 Katie and Giancarlo appeared in the BBC television series Return to Tuscany which saw them take over a hotel in Tuscany where they ran a residential cookery school for a month. They also worked together on a BBC cookery book of the same name. The series launched them as TV chefs and they now make regular appearances on television for programmes such as Market Kitchen, Masterchef, BBC Breakfast, Sunday Brunch and Saturday Kitchen as well as frequently contributing to articles in the national papers and glossy magazines.
I am a dad to 7 wonderful children, 2 adorable grandchildren and husband to a great wife. My day job after the morning school run is following my passion to educate our country about metabolic health and I also executively chair several companies that I previously founded. I love adventures too, and have trekked to the North Pole, sailed across the Atlantic, undertook some mammoth Strive Challenges and more recently, along with several members of the PHC walked 100 miles in five days with Zero calories!
I am driven by a feeling of duty, to pass on the knowledge I have gained in turning my own health around (I was obese for over 25 years) to others. To do this, I spend most of my working days on several different approaches to health education. A few years back I wrote a couple of health books and during that time had the pleasure to meet some really awesome and forward-thinking health specialists (many are associated with the PHC). You know who you are, you are all truly amazing and so generous with your time.
More recently, I have dedicated my time into what is developing into a multi layered approach to educating our nation on health and wellness. I co-founded with Dr Campbell Murdoch an enterprise called Health Results, where we test metabolic health of individuals in companies. I have recently created a 49 Day Health Reset Course direct to the consumer, which is set to launch shortly. And through a charity I founded with my family in 2011; The Colourful Life Foundation, and now having the honour to be a patron here at the PHC, I aim to offer whatever help I can (as well as funding), to this most worthy of cause of helping individuals make informed and healthy decisions.
Dr. Kanap Patel
Dr. Patel works as a General Dental Practitioner at his mixed NHS and private practice in Guildford, Surrey. He has been a partner there since 2006. He qualified from Guy's, King's and St.Thomas' Dental Institute, London. He has undertaken numerous further educational and training courses with special focus on Prevention and Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Dentistry. He has also obtained a qualification in Executive Business Management related to Dental Practice. He now has a strong passion for achieving and maintaining good general health as well as dental health, through nutrition and minimally invasive protocols and processes. He believes in our health being our true wealth and that as a society we need to start investing in that now.
A qualified solicitor and passionate advocate for the use of natural low carbohydrate diets for the management of general health and the use of nutritional ketogenic diets for the management of diabetes, epilepsy and many other serious health conditions. In 2004 Hannah founded Natural Ketosis, a natural low carb and nutritional ketogenic solution for obesity and weight loss, providing delivered meals and one to one support for a long lasting, weight loss solution. In 2011 she authored "Big Fat Lies – Is your government making you fat?" A critique of the Eat Well Plate and exposé of the conflicts of interest in SACN ( The Scientific Advisory Panel on Nutrition). Finally, in 2012 she Founded The Natural Low Carb Store – a specialist food supplier for 100% natural low carb food.
James Goolnik BDS MSc
James is a Dentist who leads an award winning specialist team at Bow Lane Dental Group in the city of London, which he founded in 2001. He has twice been listed in Private Dentistry’s poll of the top 20 Elite Dentists in the UK in 2011 and 2012. He has been voted the most influential person in Dentistry in the UK in 2011 & 2012 by trade magazine Dentistry.
His first book Brush, about work life balance in Dentistry, is a number one best seller on Amazon and all the profits go to Dentaid. The first project was in Malawi where James installed a dental practice and lead a dental team to deliver a skills transfer workshop. He is also the founder of the charity Rewards Project, committed to changing how we reward our children, which he is particularly passionate about because he has three children. His second book, a cookbook called ‘Kick Sugar’ helping people to reboot their taste buds is just out. His mission is to help the world to kick sugar.
As a Design Engineer for over 25 years in Science Research, Keith's role was to investigate what worked and what failed to work, in order to improve future designs. 3 years ago when his GP suggested he probably had type 2 diabetes, Keith employed his engineering logic to find a solution to high blood glucose levels in order to normalise them. He is passionate about helping other people make a real difference to their health by discovering real food solutions, and believes that the Public Health Collaboration is the way forward to improve our public health.
After retiring from a lifetime of working in various admin-type jobs mainly on conferences for various international organisations, I'm keen to be a patron of PHC. I've been fortunate never to have needed to diet and am interested in how real food and sensible eating has become so much more important.