Female Food Founders – Interview with Food Mentor Karen Green

Continuing our series of Female Food Founders interviews we’re about to approach a number of exhibitions and trade shows which support food businesses, so we chatted to Karen Green who is speaking at some of these shows. As well as being the author of Recipe for Success, about how to run a successful food business, Karen is the founder of Food Mentor which she set up to help growing food companies overcome commercial challenges.  Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, spoke to Karen for her thoughts on common challenges facing the budding food industries today & how the industry is changing.

Monday, 2nd September 2019

New Listings in Londis and Budgens for Anishya Kumar’s AirWraps

Great to see one of the female food founders we featured last year Anishya Kumar is taking her food-to-go company “back to to its roots”, as her AirWraps will be going to over 650 Londis and Budgens convenience stores across the UK from January 2021.  From starting in her home kitchen Anishya was given the opportunity to sell her unique AirWraps in local convenience stores in 2015. She then went on to have success with awards and a listing in Tesco.

Monday, 14th December 2020

Discounted tickets to Bread & Jam 2.0 Virtual Festival

Bread & Jam 2.0 is the essential virtual festival and conference for ambitious food & drink brands. If you are looking to fast-track your food business, connect with investors and buyers, and network with other enterprising brand owners, this is the conference you need. Read on for a special Women in the Food Industry supporter discount.

Friday, 18th September 2020

Interview with Stephanie Slater Founder of School Food Matters

School Food Matters’ mission is to ensure that every child enjoys fresh sustainable food at school and understands where their food comes from.  Their founder and MD Stephanie Slater works with parents, children and schools to help to improve school meals and support food education through cooking, growing and visits to farms. We caught up with Stephanie to discover how she set up the initiative and explore what motivates and inspires her work and how we can help the organisation with their efforts.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020

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.

Sunday, 1st December 2019

Interview with Nicola Matthews UK Marketing Manager of Tony’s Chocolonely

Chocolate is a treat for many and generally makes us feel good, but it may not always be sourced from a good place. Tony’s Chocolonely is a brand which aims to bring about slave free chocolate.  Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with Nicola Matthews, their Marketing manager in the UK and Ireland to find out more about Tony’s work,  what they are doing to make their slave-free chocolate mission global and how they balance that serious mission with their bright, bold and somewhat crazy products.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019

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