When our co-founder Janie Ash, who was born in Zimbabwe, learnt of this film about Anita Chitaya, from neighbouring Malawi, she was inspired to discover her food journey and the documentary film on her fight for gender equality and the challenges of climate change.
“There are so many women that are playing their part, and I am proud to work alongside them – NFU President Minette Batters, FDF Chief Executive Karen Betts, my many female ministerial colleagues. I hope that we can continue to encourage women to come forward and be part of the conversation.” Victoria Prentis
There are so many roles in the fishing industry. It can be very rewarding but depending on the role it can sometimes cold and physically tiring too. We spoke with Katie Keay, Senior Fisheries Outreach Manager, UK & Ireland at the Marine Stewardship Council about the sustainability of the industry, its complexities and what can be done to encourage more women and young people to enter it.
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.
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.
There’s an all female final of amateur bakers for the competition to find The Queen’s Jubilee Pudding to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Five bakes were selected from over 5,000 entries from across the country in a contest run by Fortnum & Mason and the Big Jubilee Lunch.
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.
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.
Since we are a community of food lovers we thought it would be fun to share with each other what we’ve been making each week. It might be your favourite dish, a new one or even a disaster. Don’t know about you, but here at WIFI HQ we are always curious to find out what each other have been up to in the kitchen. It’s good to share, chat and discover new recipes and be inspired isn’t it?
Our campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 was a huge success and encapsulated the vision of Women in the Food Industry, that together, we can be a force for good and we all need to be role models to inspire the next generation.
We are enormously proud and humbled to have Irini Tzortzoglou 2019 Masterchef Champion as one of our Ambassadors. She is a very busy woman but she took the time to share with us some of our latest news.