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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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Memberships

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£80.00 / year

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Monthly

£8.00 / month

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

International Women’s Day – RSA Rawthmells Friday Conversations

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.

Friday, 8th March 2019

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

International Women’s Day – Pioneering Women in the Food Industry

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.

Friday, 8th March 2019

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

Women in Food Photography

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.

Thursday, 7th March 2019

Market Halls, 472 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1BY

Doing Good With Food

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. 

Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Soane's Kitchen, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London W5 6BE

Women in Food and Drink

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.

Monday, 4th March 2019

Vantage Point, 2 Junction Road, London, N19 5FF

News

07/12/2019

Listen to Nicola Matthews of Tony’s Chocolonely Podcast with Women In the Food Industry

Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted to Nicola Matthews UK and Ireland Marketing Manager of Tony’s Chocolonely who are working toward 100% slave-free chocolate

Our friend James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of our interview into a short podcast where you can hear Nicola discuss Tony’s story and mission to make the chocolate industry a fairer place, who she finds inspiring in the food and business world  and how she markets the product with no above the line advertising.

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02/12/2019

Spotlight on Women in CODE Hospitality’s 30 Under 30 List Class of 2019 / 2020

Who are the movers and shakers in the hospitality world that haven’t turned 30 yet? Once again CODE Hospitality – the  restaurant industry journal have highlighted the rising stars of the UK restaurant scene, both inside the kitchen and beyond it. This year’s list of 30 industry professionals includes many inspiring women.

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01/12/2019

Interview with Vivien Wong Co-Founder of Little Moons

Since launching as a small, family-run business in 2011 Little Moons has grown to the point when one mochi is eaten every three seconds.  Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with Vivien Wong one half of the dynamic brother sister duo behind the company. Discover how these bite-size artisan gelato, handmade in the UK moved from a home business, to stocking restaurants and are now sold in retailers including Selfridge’s, Whole Foods, Tesco and Ocado.

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21/11/2019

Join Women in The Food Industry’s The Politics of Food Debate at City Hall

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.

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18/11/2019

Introducing Stitches In Time’s Food Enterprise Project – Deshi Shad

Stitches in Time is a community arts, education and enterprise charity based in East London. They are launching an exciting new Food Enterprise Project – Deshi Shad – with Bangladeshi women in Tower Hamlets from September to December this year.  The aim is to practically support innovative & creative ideas to help into employment people living in a borough with the greatest levels of inequality in the country.

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17/11/2019

Victoria Stewart

Victoria Stewart is a former Evening Standard food editor & columnist with 10+ years’ experience writing and speaking about the consumer side of the food, drink & hospitality industry. She recently launched a new not-for-profit project called Hospitality Speaks. Join Victoria in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall.

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17/11/2019

Nicola Matthews

Nicola Matthews – UK and Ireland Marketing Manager of Tony’s Chocolonely – working toward 100% slave-free chocolate. Join Nicola in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall to find out how their colourful, bold chocolate is working towards sharing a more serious message about chocolate. 

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17/11/2019

Dr Anna Sulan Masing

Dr Anna Sulan Masing – Writer,  academic & trends forecaster, and co-founder of AMP. Join Anna Sulan in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall to discuss some of her favorite topics – politics, food  and sustainability. She’ll cover food systems and how sustainability is anchored in people.

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Enquiries

Janie Ash

E: janie@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07771764958

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Mex Ibrahim

E: mex@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07766083132

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