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

Good News Story: Women take the lead in responding to child food insecurity during COVID-19

We are continuing our series of news features of  women in the food industry who are putting their skills and experience to great use by helping others in this challenging time.  We spoke to Clara Widdison, Head of Social Inclusion at The Mayor’s Fund for London and she told us about her all women team of staff and volunteers running emergency hubs for children across London.

Tuesday, 26th May 2020

Resources for the Food Industry During COVID-19

It goes without saying these are unprecedented times and in times of crisis it is normal to feel overwhelmed, helpless and fearful. Thankfully the food industry is responding to these difficult times with creativity, support and strength. We have put together a few links to resources that you may find useful & will try to update it where we can.

Thursday, 26th March 2020

Women Chefs and Cooks on TV : The Realities of Reality TV – Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Women in the Food Industry are bringing you a fascinating panel event, along with snacks, & award-winning drinks looking at the realities of reality TV and how women are portrayed on competitive cooking shows. Being on national TV is the dream of many in the hospitality world. It can boost your career and change your life overnight. We speak to leading cooks, chefs, restaurateurs and an award winning food TV producer to discuss how you can get on TV, what to consider before applying, how to deal with the cameras, how to deal with social media, what success is like and how to make the most of your time in the public eye.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2024

Divertimenti Cookery School
227-229 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2EP

Reflections on Working at Le Gavroche & The Role of the Over 50s – by Louise Monaghan

Having worked at Le Gavroche in 1990 under Albert Roux, Louise Monaghan returned last year to be part of the closing team. She has reflected on her time there and has written a piece for us at Women In The Food Industry about the contrast between her experiences in her 20’s and 50’s and the vital role that ‘seasoned individuals’, like herself, still have to play in the hospitality industry. Louise is now starting a new venture to encourage over 50’s to work in the hospitality industry. 

Friday, 26th April 2024

The Biskery – Bespoke, Personalised Biscuits Brand led by Mothers

The Biskery create bespoke, to order, handmade, artisan biscuits for businesses and consumers. Saskia Roskam shares the story with Women In The Food Industry of how she and Lisa Shepherd (a fellow digital marketeer), came to set up the company, which now offers other mothers flexible work at their award-winning sustainable business.

Sunday, 22nd October 2023

The new alcohol tax – we spoke to women in the drinks industry about what it means

The new Alcohol Tax came into force on 1st August 2023. We spoke to women in the drinks industry about the tax and what it means for their businesses, consumers and the industry as a whole.

Tuesday, 1st August 2023

Championing women in the cheese industry

It’s a great time to be working in the UK cheese industry. Cheese blogger Steph Tod speaks with some of the women in the sector to find out how they adapted their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the future of the industry looks like.

Wednesday, 27th July 2022

Series Editor, Antonia Lloyd, tells us about filming GBM during the pandemic

When the national lockdown in March 2020 hit, the hospitality industry ground to a halt as did the TV and film industry. A mini crisis ensued as lost filming contracts affected the majority of freelancers that make up an estimated 50% of the TV and film industry. Series Editor, Antonia Lloyd, tells us about filming Great British Menu during the pandemic.

Thursday, 6th May 2021

Interview with Amy Elles representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2021 – Women In the Food Industry

At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews the strong female line-up of chefs appearing on Great British Menu from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Amy Elles, Head Chef of The Harbour Cafe in Fife.

Monday, 29th March 2021

Announcing our RELAUNCH and new, exciting membership benefits

We launched our pioneering initiative in 2019 because we wanted to create a place for each and every woman in…

Saturday, 6th March 2021

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

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