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Interview with Sabrina Gidda representing Central on Great British Menu 2021 – Women In the Food Industry

At Women in the Food Industry we are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs on Great British Menu from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Wolverhampton born, Sabrina Gidda, Executive Chef at Allbright who is representing the Central region starting the 24th March.

Monday, 22nd March 2021

Great Women on Great British Menu 2021

We are delighted that Great British Menu (GBM) is returning to our screens on 24th March 2021 for series 16. The BBC Two show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we were pleased to see women making up almost a third of the chefs from across Britain who will be competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. 

Sunday, 21st March 2021

Will Covid-19 hold women back or will it be their coming of age?

Serving our families, our communities and our nation we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity and diversity of all the women who inspire, feed and nurture our families, communities and nation with food.

Wednesday, 6th January 2021

Interview with Natalie Campbell CEO of Belu Water

Natalie Campbell is an award-winning social entrepreneur and co-founder of A Very Good Company (AVGC), a global social innovation agency. On 1st March she took over the role of CEO at Belu Water, who give 100% of their profits to the charity WaterAid to help transform lives worldwide with clean water. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim spoke to Natalie about businesses for purpose, Belu Water’s aims for the hospitality industry and their plans for a future post lockdown.

Wednesday, 8th July 2020

Great Women on Great British Menu 2020

We are delighted that Great British Menu (GBM) is returning to our screens on 18th March 2020 for series 15. The BBC Two show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we were pleased to see women making up a quarter of the chefs from across Britain who will be competing to serve their dish at the final banquet.  This year GBM has been re-vamped again with more dishes, more chefs and a new presenter.

Sunday, 8th March 2020

Ann Storr

Ann Storr is a food waste specialist, author of StorrCupboard and owner of Ann Storr Communications. Food waste is one of the biggest climate change problems of our times and she engages people to help them to reduce their waste.. Join Ann in our The Politics of Food & Debate at City Hall to find out more about the sustainability and food waste reduction projects she has worked on.

Sunday, 17th November 2019

Eventbrite Case Study – How Women in the Food Industry Created a Culinary Community

Live experiences and events giant Eventbrite featured the growth of our community in a fabulous feature on their blog – Passion to Project – How Women In the Food  Industry Created a Culinary Community. Their writer Helen Alexander interviewed our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, about what inspired her and Janie Ash to set up Women In The Food Industry and asked for our top tips on events planning and marketing. 

Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Great Women on Great British Menu 2019

We interviewed all of the amazing women about appearing on Great British Menu –  Sabrina Gidda of Allbright, Emily Scott of St Tudy Inn, Lorna McNee of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles,  Samira Effa formerly of The Alimentum and Cindy Challoner formerly of The Classroom. They all performed amazingly and did their regions proud. Good luck to Lorna McNee who made it through to finals week. We’re following her progress to see if she makes the banquet on Friday 17th May!

Friday, 17th May 2019

Interview with Sabrina Gidda representing Central on Great British Menu 2019 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned 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 interviewing 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 Sabrina Gidda, Executive Chef at Allbright who is representing the Central region on the show.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

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.

Friday, 8th March 2019

Sabrina Gidda

Executive Chef at The Allbright Collective | Entrant of BBC’s Great British Menu 2018 | Tatler magazine’s ‘Rising Star’ | Two time finalist in the Roux Scholarship

Sunday, 3rd March 2019

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.

Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Some of our supporters