Isaac Carew was born in 1986 and grew up in both Tottenham and Hackney. Isaac is a Chef and model who has worked in kitchens with his dad and godfather since the age of eight, starting out as a Saturday boy picking spinach leaves and cleaning mussels. He went on to train at culinary school for two years and got his big break in 2007 cooking alongside Angela Hartnett at The Connaught and Cielo in Miami. Here the passion for homemade pasta grew.
In 2008, Isaac was spotted outside Selfridges and approached to become a model. He has fronted major campaigns for the likes of Hermès, Moschino and Valentino and been photographed by Rankin and Nick Knight. In January 2016 the time was right to return to his culinary roots and Isaac launched The Dirty Dishes, a website and YouTube channel dedicated to easy, delicious meals, leading to his companion cookbook The Dirty Dishes.
In 2018, Evening Standard named him as one of London's most influential people in the Tastemakers: Eat and Drink category.