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Spotlight on Women Head Chefs and Restaurateurs in National Restaurant Awards 2022

Hundreds of votes from chefs, food writers, editors, top industry suppliers and critics were counted to reveal the country’s best restaurants. This year’s Estrella Damm List of Top 100 Restaurants shows a number of inspiring women running award-winning restaurants including the restaurant which took the top slot Ynyshir run by Amelia Eiríksson and her head chef partner, Gareth Ward.

Tuesday, 14th June 2022

Work Life Balance for Women in Hospitality

One of our members, Ishwariya Rajamohan is the founder of Love Letters to Chefs, she delivers workshops and 1-1 coaching for Hospitality leaders and teams looking to enjoy more balanced lives and sustainable careers. A former pastry chef, she is now a certified coach and mental health first-aider and shares her thoughts on how women in hospitality can balance their personal and professional lives. 

Thursday, 28th April 2022

The British Library Food Season 2022 Events featuring Women In The Food Industry

The British Library are in the 5th year of their highly popular talks on food, all inspired by their extensive food-related collections.  Many of the events feature prominent women in the food industry. The events started in  April and run until late May 2022. We highlight some of our favourites.

Tuesday, 12th April 2022

Interview with Gemma Austin representing Northern Ireland 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 of Great British Menu. To continue our series, we interviewed Gemma Austin, chef patron of A Peculiar Tea, in Belfast.

Friday, 18th March 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

Interview with Charlotte Vincent 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. To continue our series, we interviewed Charlotte Vincent, Head Chef at the Five Bells Inn in Devon, a top 50 gastro pub. For the first time in Great British Menu’s history this is an all female line up of chefs.

Sunday, 13th March 2022

Interview with Nat Tallents 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. To continue our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Nat Tallents Development Chef at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, who is representing the South West. For the first time in Great British Menu’s history this is an all female line up of chefs.

Saturday, 12th March 2022

Interview with Olivia Barry 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 banquet at Great British Menu. To continue our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Olivia Barry chef owner of Adelina Yard in Bristol representing the South West. For the first time in Great British Menu’s history this is an all female line up of chefs.

Saturday, 12th March 2022

Interview with Liz Cottam representing the North East 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. To continue our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Liz Cottam chef owner of HOME on the banks of Leeds’ river Aire.

Monday, 7th March 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

Interview with Sally Abé representing the Central 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 of Great British Menu. To kick start the series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Sally Abé, chef consultant at The Pem Restaurant in the Conrad London Hotel in St. James’s.

Sunday, 30th January 2022

Spotlight on Female Head Chefs in Top 50 Gastropubs of 2022

Hundreds of votes from gastropub chefs, food writers, pub-guide editors, top pub industry suppliers and critics were counted to reveal the country’s best gastropubs across the country. This year’s Estrella Damm List of Top 50 Gastropubs shows a number of inspiring women running award-winning pub kitchens including the pub which reached the number two spot – The Parkers Arms.

Tuesday, 25th January 2022

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