Charlotte grew up in Gosforth and went to Church High School. Whilst doing a Theology and Religious Studies degree in York she got a part-time job in a butcher's shop. She then trained to be a butcher in Gosforth, Jesmond, and was then recruited to work in Knightsbridge and Holland Park in London. She now has her own butchery business based in Gosforth. Online, Charlotte is known as The Girl Butcher and in 2012 was awarded Meat Personality of the year at the Young British Foodie awards.