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I’m Ceri Jones, founder of Natural Kitchen Adventures. I’m a trained Natural Chef and currently split my time between teaching cooking, cheffing on retreats, and sharing recipes on my website and iPhone app.

My focus is on healthy recipes that champion seasonal vegetables encouraging you to eat both more and a wider variety or them.
I started blogging in 2011 because I wanted a space to share the healthy recipes that I’d been collecting in a notebook. I really enjoyed cooking and wanted to share that enthusiasm I had with others, in the hope it might encourage them to as well.
In 2013 when I left my full-time job to go and retrain as a chef I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do on graduation but hoped that building my blog into part of what I did as a business would definitely be part of it.

How do you manage brand partnerships?

With the professionalism, I would any other of my professional working relationships. I make sure anything agreed between us is clear – in terms of finances and responsibilities on both sides. Contracts and written agreements are helpful.

What skills/tips/tricks did you learn from taking the influencer training scheme?

The training scheme helped me to consider some of the language I was using and gave me the confidence to be clearer in negotiations etc. I was happy to find out what I’d been doing for the last few years was the right way of going about my business!  I also gained clarity on brand disclosure. I had always done this, but the training helped clear up the associated rules (or lack of them!)

What’s the biggest thing you have actioned since the training?

If brands reach out to me via my Instagram DMs I now ask straight away if they will email me directly rather than starting a conversation there, it helps to maintain the professionalism.
Don’t forget our Influencer Training Scheme is designed to help you build strong working relationships with brands – apply to join today.