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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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 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
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



Women in MasterChef The Professionals 2021

Here are the women chefs you’ll be seeing more of on BBC One from 8th November 2021 until Christmas as MasterChef The Professionals returns to our screens for its 14th series.

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Competition launches to find a new female butcher apprentice / ambassador

Parson’s Nose Butchers and Planet Eat Media have joined forces to launch a competition and TV series to inspire and motivate young women to enter the fascinating world of butchery. Find out more about the great prize package on offer.

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Free tickets for The Food Entrepreneur Show 2021

Women in the Food Industry has partnered up with The Food Entrepreneur Show,  9 & 10 NOV 2021
ExCeL LONDON, in our quest to help and resource our community with the latest news and industry trends.  

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Interview with Maggie Hoffman, Digital Director of Epicurious

Recently Epicurious, one of the world’s leading digital food brands, promoted Maggie Hoffman to the role of  Digital Director after being Senior Editor since the autumn of 2019. Epicurious was nominated for an ASME Ellie award for General Excellence (Service and Lifestyle Category) in 2021. We caught up with her to find out more about her background and thoughts on the industry.

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Interview with Elly Wentworth representing South West on Great British Menu 2021 – Women In the Food Industry

Continuing our series of interviews with the women on Great British Menu, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Elly Wentworth, Head Chef at The Angel, Darmouth. Elly is representing the South West.

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Interview with Nat Tallents representing South West on Great British Menu 2021 – Women In the Food Industry

Continuing our series of interviews with the women on Great British Menu, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Nat Tallents.  Formerly Executive Chef of The Box Kitchen & Bar which is a museum and arts centre in the heart of Plymouth, Nat is now a consultant chef with a private catering company – Food by Nat Tallents.

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Series Editor, Antonia Lloyd, tells us about filming GBM during the pandemic

When the national lockdown in March 2020 hit, the hospitality industry ground to a halt as did the TV and film industry. A mini crisis ensued as lost filming contracts affected the majority of freelancers that make up an estimated 50% of the TV and film industry. Series Editor, Antonia Lloyd, tells us about filming Great British Menu during the pandemic.

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Chef Sally Abé and Conrad London St James Announce May Opening for the new Blue Boar Pub

This May, renowned chef Sally Abé will be breaking ground with the very first of her four new openings at Conrad London St James, Blue Boar Pub. It will provide the ideal setting for Sally to demonstrate her versatility and to continue to champion and empower women in hospitality.

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Janie Ash

E: janie@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07771764958

Mex Ibrahim

E: mex@womeninthefoodindustry.com
M: 07766083132

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