Alex Mackay combines a love of food with a passion for teaching. At the age of nineteen he left his native New Zealand for France where he worked in three Michelin-starred kitchens. He visited Provence at every opportunity. In 1992, Alex came to Britain to become the sous-chef at Raymond Blanc's world-famous Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons. He subsequently became the director of Le Manoir's cookery school before setting up Le Baou d'Infer and then going on to head up Delia Smith's cookery workshops in Norwich.
Peter Knab studied photography in Germany, specialising in fashion and advertising. When he and his wife Diana decided to look for a holiday retreat in France, they discovered Le Baou d'Infer in Provence, originally an old working farmhouse. Peter was the photographer for his lifelong friend Delia Smith's Summer and Winter Collection cookbooks in the 1990s.