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Michael Batoux’s Cookbook

A dedicated team of incredible parents, friends and volunteers created a cookbook to commemorate our school chef, Michael Batoux, who tragically died in the  summer of 2020.

The cookbook is filled with a variety of Michael’s popular vegetarian, vegan, meat and fish recipes, accompanied by beautiful photos of his international cuisine.

As well as celebrating Michael’s extraordinary passion for food and inspirational work at Highgate Primary School, any profits from the book will go towards funding cookery classes at school.

Where to buy!

You can buy the cookbook through ScoPay and collect from the school office or it is also available at the following bookshops:

Pickled Pepper Books, Crouch End

The Children’s Bookshop, Muswell Hill

Highgate Bookshop


Thank you!

So many people have helped… a huge thank you to:

Adam T. Adamis (, a talented, professional, local photographer who kindly gave us his time and expertise for the 1st photoshoot.

Matthew Hague, (@matthewhague on Instagram) another talented photographer who also gave us his time and talent for the 2nd photoshoot.

We were incredibly fortunate to have the brilliant and highly respected  Jemima Hetherington  as our Stylist and Director of our 2nd photoshoot.

Nuala Sharkey – the wonderful, super talented photographer and stylist for our 3rd photo shoot.

Madeleine Winston – a brilliant photographer, specialising in fitness photography.

Chef Nunzio – the wonderful Head Chef at Citro restaurant, Swain’s Lane.

Javad Mahdavi – another incredibly talented, professional local photographer.

Neither Nuala, Jemima, Adam, Mathew, Madeleine, Nunzio or Javad knew Michael Batoux personally but they were moved by his story and kindly agreed to help us. We are incredibly grateful.


We hope you will join us to help celebrate Michael Batoux and ensure his culinary legacy lives on at Highgate Primary.

Many thanks and bon appétit!

William and the Cookbook Team

For any further information or questions, please email: