Whilst at university, Kate Quilton undertook a student equivalent of Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me, she ate kebabs for one week: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The stunt was picked up by a national paper. Kate Quilton began her career in television while a student and worked for both ITV and the BBC. She went on to work as a broadcast journalist in Somerset for the BBC, spending a lot of her time with farmers, and reporting mostly on food.
Kate Quilton was one of Channel 4’s youngest commissioning editors. from 2010 until 2014 where she was responsible for the short lived documentary series Seven Days. She resigned as a commissioning editor in 2014 to focus full-time on Food Unwrapped. In 2014 Kate Quilton appeared with Food Unwrapped co-presenter Jimmy Doherty in The World’s Best Diet, a one-off show for Channel 4. In 2015, she presented Superfoods: The Real Story, a four-part series for Channel 4. The show returned for a second series in June 2016. She presented The Shopper’s Guide to Saving Money, alongside David Fishwick for four episodes. In January 2016, she began presenting Tricks of the Restaurant Trade alongside Simon Rimmer.