In September 2019 renowned culinary institute, Le Cordon Bleu London announced the winner of their coveted Julia Child Scholarship. Bianca Tia Mesuria from Hackney in London went home with the title after beating off immense competition for the prize. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with her to find out more about the competition, meeting baking legend Mary Berry and appearing on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live.
Wednesday, 23rd October 2019
Renowned culinary institute, Le Cordon Bleu London announced the winner of their coveted Julia Child Scholarship. Bianca-Tia Mesuria from Hackney in London, was the chosen candidate having beaten off immense competition with entry numbers for the prize at a record high this year.
Wednesday, 18th September 2019
For the first time ever, on Saturday 29th June, Le Cordon Bleu London will throw open its doors for a very exciting Summer Food & Drink Festival. The world famous cookery school will host a fabulous array of Chef demos including Asma Khan; Olivia Burt and Anna Hansen, to name just a few.
Tuesday, 25th June 2019
If you had just graduated from Le Cordon Bleu London do you think you would be able to face the critical eyes of MasterChef The Professionals judges Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing, a week later? Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, got the chance to speak to Luciana Berry about her experiences championing Brazilian food, cooking for Prince Edward, braving the critics and what happened after MasterChef The Professionals.
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
If someone asked you to make a four-tier replica of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s wedding cake that weighed 400 kilos, would you do it? Just one of the many challenges challenges that Julie Walsh – Head Pâtisserie Chef of Le Cordon Bleu London has faced over her career. We spoke to her about her illustrious career.
Monday, 3rd June 2019
Le Cordon Bleu London has launched their highly anticipated annual, Julia Child Scholarship which aims to provide aspiring food entrepreneurs with the first steps to business success. Find out how to enter and win a prize worth over £40,000 presented by Le Cordon Bleu alumna Mary Berry.
Wednesday, 8th May 2019
One person who is working constantly on innovation in the food and foodtech industry is Lesley Stonier, Chief Marketing Officer of Forward Fooding. The organisation works to help create partnerships between established food organisations and startups to create a brighter future of food. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with Lesley to find out more about her work, the Food Tech 500 and what we can learn from big food brands.
Sunday, 3rd November 2019
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
We had the wonderful opportunity to catch up with Head Chef, Ruth Hansom, of Pomona’s on Hereford Road in Notting Hill who joined the line up of chefs who competed in the Bocuse d’Or National Selection on 30th September at The Restaurant Show. The Bocuse d’Or, is the world’s largest and most prestigious cooking contest and Ruth was the only female chef to make the finals to represent the UK. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, spoke to Ruth about the competition behind the scenes at London’s busy Olympia Exhibition Centre in our podcast and interview.
Thursday, 3rd October 2019
Interview with Caroline Martins representing the North West region 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 from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet of Great British Menu. To continue the series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Caroline Martins, who runs her pop-up Sao Paulo Project showcasing fine dining Brazilian/British fusion cuisine. She also owns a more casual concept: SAMPA.
Saturday, 18th February 2023
The first UK edition of Casa Brasil, a fortnight long festival will launch in London’s Covent Garden from 25th August 2022. Luciana Berry, has curated the food and drink for the event and we attended a press night to find out more.
Friday, 19th August 2022
Interview with Caroline Martins representing the North West region 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 on Great British Menu. To continue our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Caroline Martins who runs her pop-up, Sao Paulo Project, showcasing fine dining Brazilian/British fusion cuisine.
Friday, 4th February 2022