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This pioneering new initiative is the place for each and every woman in the food industry to tell their story, 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.

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Friends and food lovers, Mex Ibrahim and Janie Ash. Their heartfelt desire is to nurture and support women in the food industry.
In a male-dominated industry, our purpose is to bring women to the forefront to tell their stories and to show collaboration beats competition.

We believe the culture has to change toward gender equality. We’ll do this by empowering women and shining a spotlight on the industry. It’s about creating and celebrating a network of women – the more we come together, the greater the change.

Because positive collaboration is a beautiful—and delicious—thing

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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

Equality in the Hospitality Industry & WiFi (Women In the Food Industry) Networking

An evening to discuss equality within the food industry and why it is still such a hot topic even in the 21st century. We’ll discuss the moves that many restaurants and organisations are making to ensure parity with the hospitality industry and what we can all do to make working in the food industry a more balanced place in terms of gender.

Friday, 27th September 2019

Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

Sustainable Gastronomy Day Panel & Supper – Women In the Food Industry

We work with so many amazing women in the food industry who have sustainability at the core of their business models or have been making them as sustainable as possible and wanted to celebrate the efforts of the UN in creating Sustainable Gastronomy Day. On the evening of the 18th June 2019 you can join us for an insightful and delicious night.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019

Cookery School, 15 Little Portland St, Marylebone, London W1W 8BW

News

05/04/2020

Interview with Shauna Froydenlund representing Northern Ireland on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing in Great British Menu to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Shauna Froydenlund, joint chef patron and business partner of Marcus.

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04/04/2020

Good news story. Award-winning baker keeps baking to feed her local community

Felicity Durwyn owns an award winning bakery, Filbert’s Bakery, in Lancaster. Her commitment to her community and baking delicious bread…

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04/04/2020

BBC Food Programme looks at origins and impact of coronavirus within the global food supply chain

Where are pressures being felt and who’s making decisions about feeding Britain? The spread of Covid-19 around the world isn’t…

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04/04/2020

Applications for MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 are now open

BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals is returning for its 13th series and once again looking for chefs with the talent and ambition to make it to the top of their industry.

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30/03/2020

Interview with Amy Elles representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to BBC2 in March for season 15. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews 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 Amy Elles, Head Chef of The Harbour Cafe in Fife.

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29/03/2020

Interview with Roberta Hall-McCarron representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

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. To continue our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Roberta Hall-McCarron, Head Chef of The Little Chartroom in Edinburgh who is representing Scotland.

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27/03/2020

CODE Hospitality Industry’s 100 Influential Women 2020 features WiFi Supporters

For the last three years CODE, the leading hospitality magazine and website. have published a list that honours women who “genuinely affect change in the hospitality industry.” We are delighted that so many supporters of Women In the Food Industry (WiFi) feature in 2020’s list of amazing women.

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26/03/2020

Resources for the Food Industry During COVID-19

It goes without saying these are unprecedented times and in times of crisis it is normal to feel overwhelmed, helpless and fearful. Thankfully the food industry is responding to these difficult times with creativity, support and strength. We have put together a few links to resources that you may find useful & will try to update it where we can.

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Enquiries

Janie Ash

E: janie@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07771764958

Betterwithjam

Mex Ibrahim

E: mex@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07766083132

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