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17/03/2021

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…

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16/03/2021

Women In The Food Industry Blazing a Trail in 2021

In a recent feature in TimeOut, our co-founders, Janie Ash and Mex Ibrahim join a handful of female owned small businesses across the world who are changing the way we eat and drink in 2021. The publication highlights 14 women who are revolutionising the food and drink industry right now.

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06/03/2021

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…

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27/01/2021

Bocuse d’Or UK appoints Clare Smyth as Global Chef Ambassador

Following the fantastic news that Core by Clare Smyth secured a third Michelin star this week, Bocuse d’Or UK is delighted to announce that she has accepted the role of Global Chef Ambassador for the Bocuse d’Or UK.

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06/01/2021

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.

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14/10/2020

Interview with Amber Francis – Senior Sous Chef at Bermondsey Larder & Youth Ambassador for Craft Guild of Chefs

We recently caught up with inspiring young chef Amber Francis, Senior Sous Chef at Bermondsey Larder (previously known as The Dairy Bermondsey), to discover more about the resilience of working in the restaurant world during lockdown. Plus as Youth Ambassador for The Craft Guild of Chefs, discover her thoughts on importance of training, development, women in the industry and her clear love for the hospitality world.

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02/10/2020

Women in The Food Industry: Kelly’s Cause Foundation Offer

Kelly’s Cause Foundation is a charity that aims to create a mentally healthy hospitality industry for all through Mental Health First Aid training, awareness raising, and stigma reduction. Kelly’s Cause was founded in honour of Kelly, a young, talented chef who sadly took her own life at just 23. Women in The Food Industry have teamed up with the foundation to offer a discount off all of their in-house courses.

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22/09/2020

Interview with Laura Winningham CEO of City Harvest

Laura Winningham, CEO of City Harvest London, is a co-founder of London’s first large scale, last-mile, food redistribution effort to connect surplus food with those facing hunger.  Our Co-Founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with Laura to find out more about their work, her inspirations and what has been happening with food rescue during lockdown.

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01/09/2020

Rising Hope – Recipes & Stories from Luminary Bakery – Interview with Rachel Stonehouse & Kaila H. Johnson

Since 2014 Luminary Bakery has offered courses, work experience and paid employment within their cafes in London, empowering women to build their careers. Now the organisation has published its first cookery book – Rising Hope. A collection of over 70 delicious recipes each accompanied with heartwarming, joyful and inspiring story. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with co-authors Rachel Stonehouse and Kaila H. Johnson to discover more about the book.

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26/08/2020

Your opinion: Tell us what’s important to you now and in the future.

The pandemic has created huge uncertainty for much of Britain’s food industry. Culturally, socially and economically the landscape has changed…

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18/08/2020

Calling all Bakers: Enter the Tiptree World Bread Awards

Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food is not being defeated by the restrictions imposed due to coronavirus. In a special edition for 2020, the Awards will be recognising the people behind the loaf, the bakers, millers, farmers and all others closely involved.

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04/08/2020

Interview with Alicia Weston – CEO of Bags of Taste

Alicia Weston BEM, OBE is the CEO and founder of Bags of Taste. Set up in 2014 the  national organisation supports those who are experiencing food poverty to cook healthy and cheap home cooked food. Bags of Taste run outreach groups and community based courses to teach people how to make £1 meals. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim spoke to Alicia to discover how she set up the organisation, whether levels of food insecurity vary around the country, her inspirations and more.

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