Our vision is to champion and celebrate all women in the food industry and to change the culture toward gender equality by empowering women and shining a spotlight on the incredible work that women are doing in the industry.

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This is the place for women to share their stories, to be heard and be given equal respect. This is a place where all women in the food industry can come together to celebrate, communicate and collaborate.
None of us is stronger than all of us. Together, anything is possible.

In a male-dominated industry, our purpose is to bring women to the forefront and to show collaboration beats competition. We aim to do this by empowering women, shining a spotlight on what they are doing for the industry and building a community of confident women who help to give each other strength —for the greater good.

Our team is made up of friends and food lovers, Janie Ash, Mex Ibrahim and Lynda Caine all of whom have the heart-felt belief that positive collaboration is a beautiful—and delicious—thing.

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If you’re a student or under 25, email us with proof of age or student ID and we’ll send you a discount code.

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If you like what we do, but you are not a woman in the food industry, you can still join our community for only £25 a year.

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WIFI CHATS SEPTEMBER 2021

WIFI Chats are our new, regular networking events for women to meet, chat and exchange stories. They’ll take place once…

Thursday, 9th September 2021

Via Zoom

WIFI CHATS JULY 2021

WIFI Chats are our new, regular networking events for women to meet, chat and exchange stories. They’ll take place once a month, starting on the 29th July. They’re totally FREE and some will be themed but as this is the first, we’re keeping it general.

Thursday, 29th July 2021

Via Zoom

Inspiring Urban Female Food Founders

On International Women’s Day 8th March 2020 discover how women with a love of hospitality have worked in London to bring their food and drink visions into a delicious reality. On a day when the world focuses on the achievements of women, you can hear from a number of women chefs, producers, writers, supper club hosts, drinks innovators and more.

Sunday, 8th March 2020

Fourpure Brewing Co
25 Bermondsey Trading Estate
Rotherhithe New Road
London
SE16 3LL

Sustainable Food Futures

Our event on Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2019 was one of our most popular. Building on this appetite we wanted to continue the conversation around the future of sustainable food with our hosts at Cookery School. So join us on the evening of the 6th March 2020, for another insightful and delicious night.

Friday, 6th March 2020

Cookery School at Little Portland Street,15b Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BW

Women in FoodTech : Future of Food Meetup for International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women in the Food Industry and Forward Fooding are bringing you a new panel talk, Women in FoodTech. On the evening of 3rd March 2020 you’ll hear from an inspiring all female panel who will share their journeys, experiences and advice to give a great insight on what it means to be a woman in FoodTech.

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

Huckletree West - Food Innovation Hub
The MediaWorks, White City Place,
191 Wood Lane,
Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7TP

Gender Equality : The Future of the Food & Farming Industry

Join us at the Royal Society of Arts to discuss gender-specific barriers in the food and farming industry. When world is focusing on the contribution of women for International Women’s Day on March 8th and its theme of #EachForEqual, what can we do to help make the food & farming industry more equal for the whole year?

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

The Steps, Rawthmells, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs

We are delighted to announce that Women in the Food Industry’s first Northern event will be hosted by Lancaster University. Lancaster excels at understanding and teaching entrepreneurship and is currently ranked 4th out of 50 MBA programmes across the world for entrepreneurship.

Thursday, 30th January 2020

Lancaster University

The Politics of Food

As the December elections are currently front of mind, we’re holding an event at City Hall on the evening of 16th December on the politics of food. Our panel of women will cover subjects such as food poverty, slave-free food, food waste, gender politics in professional kitchens, sustainability and more.

Monday, 16th December 2019

City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA

News

20/09/2022

Victoria Prentis on her previous role of Minister of State DEFRA

“There are so many women that are playing their part, and I am proud to work alongside them – NFU President Minette Batters, FDF Chief Executive Karen Betts, my many female ministerial colleagues. I hope that we can continue to encourage women to come forward and be part of the conversation.” Victoria Prentis

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13/09/2022

Highly Commended in Nichols Award 2022

We are delighted to have been named Highly Commended in The Nichols Award 2022The Nichols Group is an independent company of…

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19/08/2022

Chef Luciana Berry Curates Gastronomical Journey for UK Edition of Casa Brasil

The first UK edition of Casa Brasil, a fortnight long festival will launch in London’s Covent Garden from 25th August 2022. Luciana Berry, has curated the food and drink for the event and we attended a press night to find out more. 

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05/08/2022

Moving towards a diverse and sustainable fishing industry

There are so many roles in the fishing industry. It can be very rewarding but depending on the role it can sometimes cold and physically tiring too.  We spoke with Katie Keay, Senior Fisheries Outreach Manager, UK & Ireland at the Marine Stewardship Council about the sustainability of the industry, its complexities and what can be done to encourage more women and young people to enter it.

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27/07/2022

Championing women in the cheese industry

It’s a great time to be working in the UK cheese industry. Cheese blogger Steph Tod speaks with some of the women in the sector to find out how they adapted their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the future of the industry looks like.

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14/06/2022

Spotlight on Women Head Chefs and Restaurateurs in National Restaurant Awards 2022

Hundreds of votes from chefs, food writers, editors, top industry suppliers and critics were counted to reveal the country’s best restaurants. This year’s Estrella Damm List of Top 100 Restaurants shows a number of inspiring women running award-winning restaurants including the restaurant which took the top slot Ynyshir run by Amelia Eiríksson and her head chef partner, Gareth Ward.

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03/05/2022

Meet the Finalists of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pudding competition

There’s an all female final of amateur bakers for the competition to find The Queen’s Jubilee Pudding to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Five bakes were selected from over 5,000 entries from across the country in a contest run by Fortnum & Mason and the Big Jubilee Lunch.

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28/04/2022

Work Life Balance for Women in Hospitality

One of our members, Ishwariya Rajamohan is the founder of Love Letters to Chefs, she delivers workshops and 1-1 coaching for Hospitality leaders and teams looking to enjoy more balanced lives and sustainable careers. A former pastry chef, she is now a certified coach and mental health first-aider and shares her thoughts on how women in hospitality can balance their personal and professional lives. 

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Enquiries

Janie Ash

E: janie@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07771764958

Mex Ibrahim

E: mex@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07766083132


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