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
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
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
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
Be inspired, as our co-founder Janie Ash, interviews two successful entrepreneurs; award-winning entrepreneur Carl Morris, co-founder of popular restaurant chain Yard & Coop and Jonathan Poole, co-owner of Red & Blue Restaurants, the company behind Bacaro, Salt House Tapas and Hanover Street Social at this Enterprise Nation Event on 12th June at Leaf in Manchester.
Scripts for Supper is the brain-child of former MasterChef semi-finalist Annie McKenzie. It’s an immersive dining experience, adapting classic stories, served with a menu inspired by the story. Fellow MasterChef finalist Juanita Hennessey is now Head Chef and designed a seasonal menu to match the much loved The Wind in The Willows. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, went along to a preview at Stepney City Farm.
Each year we spend £3 billion on sandwiches! This year, a woman set out to revolutionise that bready carrier by selling thousands of AirWraps to the UK’s largest supermarket, filling what she sees as an important gap in the market. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted with Anishya Kumar of Zinda Foods about sandwiches, start ups and selling to supermarkets.
Thanks to new Head Chef, Ruth Hansom, Pomona’s in Notting Hill is going through a transformation. One that celebrates the best of British ingredients with an assured hand, inventiveness and an emphasis on sharing. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, was invited to lunch with a select group of food writers to sample the menu.
We interviewed all of the amazing women about appearing on Great British Menu – Sabrina Gidda of Allbright, Emily Scott of St Tudy Inn, Lorna McNee of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles, Samira Effa formerly of The Alimentum and Cindy Challoner formerly of The Classroom. They all performed amazingly and did their regions proud. Good luck to Lorna McNee who made it through to finals week. We’re following her progress to see if she makes the banquet on Friday 17th May!
2019 was the first all female finale of MasterChef and our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, was delighted to interview champion Irini Tzortzoglou about her experience on the show. She caught up with Irini not long after she had returned to her home in Cumbria after a working holiday to Crete, the place of her birth, to talk about what life was like after winning.
Le Cordon Bleu London has launched their highly anticipated annual, Julia Child Scholarship which aims to provide aspiring food entrepreneurs with the first steps to business success. Find out how to enter and win a prize worth over £40,000 presented by Le Cordon Bleu alumna Mary Berry.
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 at Great British Menu. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Cindy Challoner former Head Chef of The Classroom who is representing Wales starting 1st May 2019 on the show.