Camilla Plum studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture in Copenhagen.
She published her first cookbook of healthy organic food in 1983. She worked as an organic cook whilst also writing about food for Politiken until 1987. In 1991 she founded the organic food company Den Rene Vare (‘The Real Thing’). The company’s work included the conversion of public institutions to organic food, door-to-door deliveries of organic food, cookbooks for organic kindergartens, organic catering and wholesale, organic meat-processing factory, political work, lectures and writing.
In 1992 Camilla opened Denmark’s first organic restaurant, Cap Horn, and was recognised by the Danish Gastronomic Academy for her ‘Achievements in Organic Gastronomy’.
Camilla has published 17 books and worked on numerous TV series featuring such topics as gardening, slow food and baking.