Andy Hearnden

Chef Profile

Andy Hearnden, better known as Andy Cooks, is a digital chef who creates online cooking videos for his 14 million subscribers across TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

Based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Andy shares his 20+ years’ experience in professional kitchens to help people make better food at home. His content focuses on inspiring home cooks and budding chefs to enjoy more meals at home with friends and family.

Andy has learnt from some incredible chefs whilst cooking in restaurants across the world, from Auckland to London, Sydney and Melbourne. At the age of 24, he landed his first Head Chef role at the Great Eastern Dining Room in Shoreditch, London, and eventually ended up in the business side of hospitality, managing restaurants, cafes and bars.

He now spends his days creating food content right from his home kitchen, including weekly educational cooking videos for his growing YouTube audience. Known for his signature ‘Hey Babe’ and ‘Order’s Up’ format, his videos are viewed by 140 million people on average each month. Andy recently launched his first cookbook Andy Cooks: The Cookbook to help bring people back to the table and enjoy a meal together. 

Last year, Andy travelled across the world as part of his Origins series on YouTube where he learnt about famous dishes in their place of origin. He also collaborated with some of the best online personalities including Joshua Weissman, Benny Blanco and Laurent Dagenais during these travels. 

Andy is all about providing entertaining and educational content that highlights the best dishes from around the world. His videos focus on good produce, good ingredients, good skills, and how to bring it all together into a great meal. For Andy, it’s all about good food, for good people.

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