We’re passionate about food – and about celebrating the millions of women who work in every part of the industry.

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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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Better with Jam and Mex Marketing is a new kind of creative and marketing partnership, made up of the best women we know and brought together by friendship and a love of food.

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.

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How Food Changed My Life

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


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.

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


Scottish Women In Food

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


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. 

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


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.

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


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.

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.

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



Great Women on Great British Menu 2019

We are delighted that Great British Menu (GBM) is returning 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 delighted to see a strong female line up in the 24 chefs from across Britain who will be competing to serve their dish at the final banquet.

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Interview with Olivia Burt Finalist Roux Scholarship 2019

Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim, interviews Olivia Burt Sous Chef of Claridge’s who has reached the regional finals of the Roux Scholarship. She is the first woman to do this since Sabrina Gidda made it to the finals 4 years ago.

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7 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Being on TV in the Food World

We spoke to BAFTA winning TV Series Producer and Development Exec Antonia Lloyd who is always on the hunt for new TV talents that could launch the next big food format. Antonia has produced BBC One’s MasterChef, Britain’s Best Home Cook, and Channel 4’s new series Beat the Chef – hosted by Andi Oliver and due out later this year. Here she helps to unpack the process of getting on TV.

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Learnings from week of events on Women In the Food Industry – Mecca Ibrahim Livestream video at the RSA

On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2019, Mecca Ibrahim FRSA, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry, gave a talk at the Royal Society of Arts – RSA,  exploring 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. View the recording of her livestream here.

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Business Guardian report on Women in The Food Industry for International Women’s Day

Just in time for International Women’s Day the  Lancaster Guardian reported on Better with Jam’s news and the partnership of our co-founders Janie Ash and Mecca Ibrahim . “A series of new events will bring together female food and drink leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss the issues impacting women working in food related careers in the United Kingdom” wrote Nick Lakin.

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Thank you to our Supporters

Thanks to our wonderful supporters! Your help and generosity has made a massive difference to our inaugural events for Women in the Food Industry and is greatly appreciated.

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Claire Clark MBE

International Award-winning Pastry Chef | Consultant | Author | Founder of The Claire Clark Academy

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Frances Atkins

Frances Atkins is one of very few female Michelin Starred Chefs in the UK. She has had her Michelin Star…

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Janie Ash

E: janie@betterwithjam.com
M: 07771764958


Mex Ibrahim

E: mex@mexmarketing.co.uk
M: 07766083132

Mex Marketing

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