Bocuse d’Or UK appoints Clare Smyth as Global Chef Ambassador

Following the fantastic news that Core by Clare Smyth secured a third Michelin star this week, Bocuse d’Or UK is delighted to announce that she has accepted the role of Global Chef Ambassador for the Bocuse d’Or UK.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021

Spotlight on Women Head Chefs and Restaurateurs in National Restaurant Awards 2022

Hundreds of votes from chefs, food writers, editors, top industry suppliers and critics were counted to reveal the country’s best restaurants. This year’s Estrella Damm List of Top 100 Restaurants shows a number of inspiring women running award-winning restaurants including the restaurant which took the top slot Ynyshir run by Amelia Eiríksson and her head chef partner, Gareth Ward.

Tuesday, 14th June 2022

Interview with Ruth Hansom Finalist Roux Scholarship 2022

Ruth Hansom, Head Chef of The Princess of Shoreditch, has reached the finals of the Roux Scholarship. Ruth was the first woman to win National Young Chef of the Year. Ruth was a finalist in Great British Menu 2020 and cooked at the banquet. She also won BBC2 Million Pound Menu in 2018. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed her just before the regional finals.

Monday, 21st March 2022

Interview with Gemma Austin representing Northern Ireland on Great British Menu 2022 – 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 of Great British Menu. To continue our series, we interviewed Gemma Austin, chef patron of A Peculiar Tea, in Belfast.

Friday, 18th March 2022

Interview with Georgia Sommerin representing Wales on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens in March for season 15. The BBC2 show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews with 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 Georgia Sommerin, senior sous chef at Michelin starred Restaurant James Sommerin in Penarth.

Sunday, 26th April 2020

Skye Gyngell wins 2019 AYALA SquareMeal Female Chef of the Year

The SquareMeal Female Chef of the Year award was launched in 2018 to celebrate the huge contribution female chefs are making to the UK restaurant industry.  On 21st October 2019 Skye Gyngell chef-patron of Spring and culinary director of Heckfield Place became the second winner of the title. Skye was presented with her award at a Champagne reception at The Goring in Belgravia for the shortlisted chefs.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

Interview with Development Chef Phillipa Armitage-Mattin

From working in a Michelin starred kitchen with chefs such as Anna Haugh to helping develop ready meals for Tesco, development chef Phillipa Armitage-Mattin has seen two incredibly different ends of professional kitchens.  Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, asked Chef Philli how she made the move and what it’s like producing meals for a mass market after the precision of working in two of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants.

Sunday, 6th October 2019

Interview with Nokx Majozi Sous Chef at Holborn Dining Room

Feast your eyes on a veritable Aladdin’s Cave for pie lovers and one of most amazing Private Dining Rooms we have ever had the pleasure of being in. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, visited The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room at the 5 Star Rosewood London Hotel to chat to Sous Chef, Nokx Majozi about her  inspirations, how professional kitchens are changing for the better changed since she has been working in London and what it’s like working with Executive Chef Calum Franklin.

Monday, 5th August 2019

UK Women in Business Insider’s Top 100 of Coolest People in Food and Drink

You wait for one list of inspiring people in the food & drink industry and three come along at once. Hot on the heels of CODE’s Hospitality’s Over-50s Power List and the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Business Insider have just published their Top 1oo of the Coolest People in Food and Drink. Naturally we were delighted to see a number of women based in the UK in that list. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim highlights why she thinks they’re cool.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019

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.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019

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