We’re passionate about food – and about celebrating the millions of women who work in every part of the industry.
This pioneering new initiative is starting with a series of events championing and discussing the issues facing women in the food industry. But this is just the beginning. With your help and support, who knows how far we can go, what impact we can make and how many working lives we can improve for women right across the sector.
None of us is stronger than all of us. Together, anything is possible.
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We’re passionate about the narrative powers of food. Every powerful brand has a good story to tell because we all know a good story can engage us like nothing else.
We champion all women in the food industry and our heartfelt desire is to build a nurturing community and encourage women to help women.
You are invited for an afternoon of inspiring stories from a line up of empowering women in the food and drink industry. We will discuss the panellists’ amazing stories and how they were able to turn their lives around with opportunities that came their way.
We’ll also explore any particular issues our panel feel face them as women in the food industry and how they might expect or hope for those issues to change going forward.
The AllBright Collective, 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR
We invite you to join us for a panel discussion and tasting experience ahead of International Women’s Day. A panel of leading influential women in wine, beer, whiskey & food, chaired by Andi Oliver, will discuss why drink is such an integral part of the food industry.
You will have the opportunity to ask them questions but also take part in a tasting of wine, beer & whiskey that has been expertly paired with food by plant based chef Bettina Campolucci.
Vantage Point, 2 Junction Road, London, N19 5FF
Scottish Women In Food – A panel discussion We invite you to join us for a panel discussion to hear first hand from some inspiring women in food who are committed to empowering others. Hosted by Fiona Richmond, we shall be discussing the broader theme of #BalanceforBetter amongst other topics ahead of International Women’s Day.
Edinburgh New Town Cookery School
We welcome you to our panel discussion themed around Doing Good with Food, Sustainability and Food Waste. The panel with discuss food as a source for good, from a sustainability angle this means how we should try to use resources wisely, not damage the planet with how we package food and what we can do to eliminate food waste. We will also explore how working with food can educate us.
Soane's Kitchen, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London W5 6BE
Calling all foodies, food photographers and food bloggers!
We invite you to meet & learn from phenomenal food photographer of the year, Jade Sarkhel, award winning blogger Rosana McPhee and the fun and talented @MyLegoMan in our Food Photography panel discussion and workshop.
Market Halls, 472 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1BY
To close our celebrations of championing women in the food industry, on International Women’s Day we will be talking to some women who are trailblazers and pioneers in their field.
We will uncover their amazing journeys and some of the issues they feel are facing women in the food industry today and whether this has changed over time.
RSA - The Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
At 2pm join Mecca Ibrahim FRSA, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry, to explore issues common to women working in the field of food, from professional restaurants, hospitality, food, drink, farming, food journalism and blogging, right through to food photography.
The Steps, Rawthmells Coffeehouse, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street. London. WC2N 6EZ
Join small business community Enterprise Nation, Women in the Food Industry, Better with Jam and other experts from the food industry for coffee and conversation in Manchester.In the first in a new series of free networking meet-ups, join fellow food and drink business owners at Hatch, the home of independent food and drink in Manchester.
Öl Nano Brewery & Bar
Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens on 20th March 2019 for series 14. The BBC Two show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Lorna McNee, Sous Chef at Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagle’s who is representing Scotland starting 17th April 2019 on the show.
It’s one of the most eagerly awaited dates in the food writing & broadcasting calendar. Recognising excellence in food and drink writing, broadcasting and photography, for seven years, Fortnum and Mason have championed those who help others enjoy, explore, experiment and discover more about food and drink, through their writing, photography and commentary.
Fancy much more than a nice cup of tea? Want to know more about how tea is produced and taste a huge variety of teas? Interested in getting immersed in the whole world of tea? Then you’ll love the FesTeaVal and our special Women In the Food Industry show offer of 25% off the ticket price.
The British Library are running another season of last year’s highly popular talks, workshops and courses on food, all inspired by their extensive food-related collections. Many of the events, which run until 30th May 2019 feature prominent women in the food industry. We highlight some of our favourites here.
Frances Atkins – Michelin starred chef since 2003 and panellist at Women in the Food Industry (WiFi) event International Women’s Day – Pioneering Women In the Food Industry will be on Saturday Kitchen – 6th April 2019.
Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens on 20th March 2019 for series 14. The BBC Two show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Sabrina Gidda, Executive Chef at Allbright who is representing the Central region on the show.
Women In the Food Industry supporter Victoria Stewart, freelance food journalist, will chair a discussion exploring new solutions for employers, catering colleges and the Mayor of London to raise the profile of creative chef careers, improve working standards and reform culinary education at an event at Claridge’s today – 3rd April 2019.
Mother’s Day, engagement parties, birthdays, hen parties, christenings, anniversaries and just to say thanks. There are a myriad of occasions when you can buy a bottle of drink for a special woman in your life. Mex Ibrahim, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry looks at why Prosecco appears to be top of the list and what other options there are.