Gila was born in South Africa, grew up in the UK, and has lived in Israel since 2016. Food plays a central part in Jewish and Israeli culture, and as the youngest child, Gila spent a lot of time watching her family in the kitchen. She enjoyed learning about different food cultures and began cooking as a teenager. Scientist by day, Gila also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, and preparing food for friends and family. She loves trying out new ideas and focuses on making healthy, plant-based foods delicious. When she’s not in the lab or the kitchen, Gila enjoys camping, travelling and being in touch with nature, and her dream is to one day grow her own fruits and vegetables.