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Women in MasterChef The Professionals 2021

Here are the women chefs you’ll be seeing more of on BBC One from 8th November 2021 until Christmas as MasterChef The Professionals returns to our screens for its 14th series.

Monday, 8th November 2021

Olivia Burt on competing in MasterChef The Professionals – Interview

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

Interview with Luciana Berry – MasterChef The Professionals, Le Cordon Bleu Mentor & Private Chef

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

Shout out for contestants for MasterChef: The Professionals 2021

Applications for MasterChef: The Professionals are now open! MasterChef: The Professionals is returning for its 14th series and is once…

Wednesday, 17th March 2021

Applications for MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 are now open

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

Listen to Luciana Berry’s Podcast with Women In the Food Industry

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

Joey O’Hare

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

Meet the Women Roux Scholarship Regional Finalists for 2024

There are three female chefs competing in the Roux Scholarship regional finals in 2024, all of whom are new to the competition. They are: Evelina Stripeikyte, Megan Montibert and Rebecca Tough. Discover more about them ahead of the regional finals.

Sunday, 25th February 2024

Interview with Louisa Ellis representing Central England on Great British Menu 2024 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens on January 23rd for season 19. The BBC2 show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews with 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 Louisa Ellis who runs her own private dining and events business Chef Louisa Ellis.

Saturday, 27th January 2024

Chef Luciana Berry Curates Gastronomical Journey for UK Edition of Casa Brasil

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 Elly Wentworth representing the South 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 Great British Menu banquet. For the first time in Great British Menu’s history there is an all female line up of chefs. To continue our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Elly Wentworth Head Chef at The Angel, in Dartmouth, Devon.

Monday, 14th March 2022

Welcome to our Ambassadors

Our WIFI Ambassadors, these three amazing women are offering their expertise to help our cause, and ensure Women in the Food Industry can achieve its full potential.

Sunday, 16th January 2022

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