Kelly’s Cause Foundation is a charity that aims to create a mentally healthy hospitality industry for all through Mental Health First Aid training, awareness raising, and stigma reduction. Kelly’s Cause was founded in honour of Kelly, a young, talented chef who sadly took her own life at just 23. Women in The Food Industry have teamed up with the foundation to offer a discount off all of their in-house courses.
Friday, 2nd October 2020
Interview with Kerry Roper representing Northern Ireland on Great British Menu 2023 – Women In the Food Industry
At Women in the Food Industry we are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs taking part in Great British Menu and competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Continuing our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Kerry Roper, Head Chef and Development chef at Stix & Stones in Belfast, who is representing Northern Ireland.
Sunday, 12th March 2023
Interview with Amber Francis – Senior Sous Chef at Bermondsey Larder & Youth Ambassador for Craft Guild of Chefs
We recently caught up with inspiring young chef Amber Francis, Senior Sous Chef at Bermondsey Larder (previously known as The Dairy Bermondsey), to discover more about the resilience of working in the restaurant world during lockdown. Plus as Youth Ambassador for The Craft Guild of Chefs, discover her thoughts on importance of training, development, women in the industry and her clear love for the hospitality world.
Wednesday, 14th October 2020
At Women In The Food Industry we are delighted to partner with The Craft Guild of Chefs. Established in 1965 as a Guild of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide. Look out for some exciting offers for our members and also news from the Guild’s annual National Chef of the Year Awards. We spoke to three female members of the Guild about their experience, how the industry has been for female chefs / managers and what piece of wisdom would you give your younger self right now.
Wednesday, 29th July 2020
In these uncertain and challenging times, we have been inspired by women in the food industry who have been motivated to use their skills and energy to help others. Our co-founder Janie Ash spoke to chef Mary-Ellen McTague for her story of how she is responding to Coronavirus and helping frontline staff and vulnerable people in Manchester.
Friday, 10th April 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.
Monday, 2nd December 2019