We had the wonderful opportunity to catch up with Olivia Burt, Sous Chef at Claridge’s, who is competing in MasterChef The Professionals on BBC2. Olivia was also the only female chef to make the finals of the Roux Scholarship. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, recently spoke to Olivia about her experience on MasterChef The Professionals and what it’s like cooking on a national TV show.
Sunday, 10th November 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
Applications for MasterChef: The Professionals are now open! MasterChef: The Professionals is returning for its 14th series and is once…
Wednesday, 17th March 2021
BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals is returning for its 13th series and once again looking for chefs with the talent and ambition to make it to the top of their industry.
Saturday, 4th April 2020
We got the chance to speak to chef Luciana Berry about her experiences championing Brazilian food, cooking for Prince Edward, braving the critics and what happened after MasterChef The Professionals. Our friend James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of our interview into a short podcast where you can exclusively hear Luciana’s views on how she has found being a woman in the food industry.
Monday, 17th June 2019
Finalist in MasterChef The Professionals, recipe writer and her latest project explores ideas of sustainability within the food and farming industries
Tuesday, 5th March 2019
“Growing up in the 1980s with a mother who was an exceptional cook and a father who relished eating out,…
Monday, 17th May 2021
Interview with Elly Wentworth representing South West on Great British Menu 2021 – Women In the Food Industry
Continuing our series of interviews with the women on Great British Menu, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Elly Wentworth, Head Chef at The Angel, Darmouth. Elly is representing the South West.
Monday, 10th May 2021
Interview with Nat Tallents representing South West on Great British Menu 2021 – Women In the Food Industry
Continuing our series of interviews with the women on Great British Menu, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Nat Tallents. Formerly Executive Chef of The Box Kitchen & Bar which is a museum and arts centre in the heart of Plymouth, Nat is now a consultant chef with a private catering company – Food by Nat Tallents.
Monday, 10th May 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
Antonia Lloyd is a BAFTA winning TV Series Producer and Development Exec currently working on Great British Menu as series editor. Antonia will be joining us in our Recognising and Rewarding Success panel on 1st March 2020 to help uncover what recognition in the hospitality industry means (whether it is being on TV or getting press) what TV producers are looking for and how being on TV is one of the ways of boosting your industry profile.
Saturday, 22nd February 2020
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