One person who is working constantly on innovation in the food and foodtech industry is Lesley Stonier, Chief Marketing Officer of Forward Fooding. The organisation works to help create partnerships between established food organisations and startups to create a brighter future of food. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with Lesley to find out more about her work, the Food Tech 500 and what we can learn from big food brands.
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.
Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted to Gemma Colao Managing Director & Co-Founder of OTO CBD, a wellness company whose mission is to help people discover the power of CBD through thoughtful and effective products which can easily fit into their everyday lives.
Our friend James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of our interview into a short podcast where you can hear Gemma discuss the challenges of marketing a product associated with cannabis, who she finds inspiring in the health, wellness and drinks industries and who is in the market for CBD infused drinks.
Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted to Renée Elliott, the founder of Planet Organic about her mission to push organic and natural food out of the niche it was in back in 1995.
Our friend James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of our interview into a short podcast where you can exclusively hear Renee’s views on the organic food market, whether being a women in the food industry has its advantages and her new mentoring and coaching business, Beluga Bean.
Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted to Katie Chesney, Head of Marketing EMEA of The One Group, who moved from restaurant management to marketing the STK Steakhouse group of restaurants in EMEA.
Our friend James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of our interview into a short podcast where you can exclusively hear Katie’s views on hospitality, working as a women in the food industry and advice to people wanting to move into restaurant marketing.
Our co-founder, Janie Ash, spoke to Chef Patron, Stosie Madi from The Parkers Arms about her being the only woman in the north of England to win a place in the Estrella National Restaurant Awards Top 100. Our friend James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of our interview into a short podcast where you can exclusively hear Stosie’s views on working as a women in the food industry and why we need more female role models in food.
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.
Chris Osburn continues with his Women in the Food Industry podcast miniseries and features a discussion with Helena Nicklin, an award-winning wine and spirits writer and one-third of The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime.