Events

Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month – Women in the Food Industry Panel – Monday 15th July 2024

Women in the Food Industry are bringing you an insightful panel event, with a showcase of South Asian snacks, & soft drinks. You will meet an inspirational panel of women who are leveraging their food businesses to promote intercultural dialogue & you’ll also discover the challenges they faced as South Asian women in the food industry and how they overcame them.

Monday, 15th July 2024

Halifax HQ
First Floor
118-132 New Oxford Street
London, WC1A 1HL

Women Chefs and Cooks on TV : The Realities of Reality TV – Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Women in the Food Industry are bringing you a fascinating panel event, along with snacks, & award-winning drinks looking at the realities of reality TV and how women are portrayed on competitive cooking shows. Being on national TV is the dream of many in the hospitality world. It can boost your career and change your life overnight. We speak to leading cooks, chefs, restaurateurs and an award winning food TV producer to discuss how you can get on TV, what to consider before applying, how to deal with the cameras, how to deal with social media, what success is like and how to make the most of your time in the public eye.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2024

Divertimenti Cookery School
227-229 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2EP

The Conduit Food Industry Community Drinks – Monday 1st July 2024

Join our supporters The Conduit – a members club for social impact – for Food Industry networking drinks on Monday 1st July 2024! Meet the burgeoning community committed to creating a sustainable, just and prosperous future for food.

Monday, 1st July 2024

2nd Floor, Reading Room, The Conduit, 6 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA

A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen : Panel Event & Book Signing – Tuesday 11th June 2024

Women in the Food Industry hosted an event centred around the launch of Sally Abé’s debut memoir – A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen – a chef’s dispactches from behind the pass. Sally’s book is about her journey of becoming an award-winning chef in the brutal world of restaurant kitchens. It is also a stirring manifesto which shows how we can change them for the better. On 11th June we met an inspiring panel of women working to bring hope for the culinary landscape’s future.

Tuesday, 11th June 2024

Halifax HQ
First Floor
118-132 New Oxford Street
London, WC1A 1HL

Aussie Beef Mates : Women In The Food Industry Bristol Lunch – Monday 10th June 2024

Women in the Food Industry & The Chefs Forum are hosting a lunch at City Restaurant, City of Bristol College prepared by leading local chefs and students. Showcasing the finest Aussie beef, thanks to Aussie Beef Mates you can enjoy a menu prepared by: Kasae Fraser (MasterChef The Professionals 2024 Finalist, Charlotte Vincent (National Chef of the Year Finalist 2024 and Great British Menu contestant) Caley Briddick (Freelance Chef) Brinda Bungaroo (Brinda’s Mauritius Delights) and  Lucy Bowden (Freelance Chef).

Monday, 10th June 2024

City Restaurant, City of Bristol College,
St George's Road,
Bristol,
BS1 5UA

Healthy Eating & Nutrition for the Summer – Monday 3rd June 2024

Women in the Food Industry are hosting an event that’s all about healthy eating in preparation for the summer! This isn’t about getting “beach body ready” but how to maintain a healthy approach to our diets and eat well throughout the year. The discussion will feature esteemed nutritionists, chefs, and cookbook authors who bring a wealth of expertise from diverse culinary backgrounds, dietary philosophies, and cultural perspectives.

Monday, 3rd June 2024

Halifax HQ
First Floor
118-132 New Oxford Street
London, WC1A 1HL

The Conduit Food Industry Community Drinks – Thursday 30th May 2024

Join our supporters The Conduit – a members club for social impact – for Food Industry community drinks on Thursday 30th May! Meet the burgeoning community committed to creating a sustainable, just and prosperous future for food. 

Thursday, 30th May 2024

2nd Floor, Reading Room, The Conduit, 6 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA

The Future of the British Cheese Industry – Conversations Around The Cookery School Table – Monday 20th May 2024

We have teamed up with our friends at Cookery School at Little Portland Street to bring you discounted tickets to their brand new series of monthly events. Their next event takes place on Monday May 20th 2024 from 6pm-8.30pm and we will be discussing the British cheese industry and what it might look like in the future.

Monday, 20th May 2024

Cookery School at Little Portland Street
15b Little Portland Street
London
W1W 8BW

The Conduit Food Industry Community Drinks – Wednesday 1st May 2024

Join our supporters The Conduit – a members club for social impact – for Food Industry community drinks on Wednesday 1st May! Meet the burgeoning community committed to creating a sustainable, just and prosperous future for food. 

Wednesday, 1st May 2024

The Conduit, 6 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA

Growing & Cooking Food in The City – Conversations Around The Cookery School Table – Monday 29th April 2024

We have teamed up with our friends at Cookery School at Little Portland Street to bring you discounted tickets to their brand new series of monthly events. Their next event takes place on April 29th 2024 from 6pm-8.30pm and is run with The Soil Association for Plant & Share Month. They have brought together a fascinating panel with a wide range of experience in greening in the very heart of the capital.

Monday, 29th April 2024

Cookery School at Little Portland Street
15b Little Portland Street
London
W1W 8BW

Spill The Beans – Food Industry Insights for Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs – Monday 22nd April 2024

Spill the Beans is an entrepreneurial, inspirational and motivational networking event aimed at food and drinks start-ups and entrepreneurs from ethnic minority communities. Our co-founder Mex Ibrahim is delighted to be on this panel taking place on Monday 22nd April, 2024 from 7pm-9pm. Find out more and discover how to get discounted tickets.

Monday, 22nd April 2024

Hatcham House
367 Queen's Road, London, SE14 5HD

Women in .. Networking with Impact – Thursday 11th April 2024

Women of the Year Luncheon Awards (WOTY) is delighted to invite you to attend its first regional networking event kindly hosted by LSH Auto UK Limited at its showroom in Stockport on 11 April 2024 at 12pm. Women in the Food Industry co-founder, Mex Ibrahim, will be speaking on the panel.

Thursday, 11th April 2024

LSH Auto Limited, Mercedes-Benz of Stockport
Brighton Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4 2BE

Why Women Led Food Businesses Work – The Future of Food is Female – IFE – International Food & Drink Event – Wednesday 27th March 2024

IFE- International Food & Drink Event, is the UK’s largest and most successful event for product sourcing for buyers from across the retail, foodservice, hospitality, wholesale, distribution, import and export sectors. It returns to Excel from 25-27th March. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, is delighted to be chairing a session in the Future Food Stage on 27th March called Why Women-Led Food Businesses Work – The Future of Food is Female.

Wednesday, 27th March 2024

Future Food Stage
IFE - International Food & Drink Event
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

The Future for Vegan & Plant-Based Diets – Has The Bubble Burst? – IFE Manufacturing 2024 – Wednesday 27th March

IFE Manufacturing is the ultimate product sourcing platform for food & drink manufacturers to do business. It is part of Food, Drink & Hospitality Week at Excel. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, is delighted to be chairing a session at the Trends & Innovation Platform on 27th March called Why Women-Led What’s the Future for Vegan & Plant Based Diets – Has the Bubble Burst? Read on to find out about the women in the plant-based food industry who are on the panel and what you will takeaway from the panel and the event.

Wednesday, 27th March 2024

Trends & Innovation Platform
IFE Manufacturing
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Chocolate – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Conversations Around The Cookery School Table

We have teamed up with our friends at Cookery School at Little Portland Street to bring you discounted tickets to their brand new series of monthly events. Their next event takes place on 25th March 2024 from 6pm-8.30pm and will explore important issues around sustainability in chocolate. Find out more and discover how to get discounted tickets.

Monday, 25th March 2024

Cookery School at Little Portland Street
15b Little Portland Street
London
W1W 8BW

Better Hospitality Conference 2024 (18th – 19th March)

Our co-founder Mex Ibrahim is speaking at The Better Hospitality Conference on 19th March (the second day of the two day conference) at 11:30am-12:30pm on the following panel “Do we need to do more to address media portrayals of gender roles in hospitality?”

Tuesday, 19th March 2024

Mercato Mayfair
North Audley Street
London W1K 6ZA

International Women’s Day 2024 Celebration of Healthy, Sustainable, and Ethical Breakfast Options

Women in the Food Industry and The Ethical Deli Market from Todelli are bringing you a sustainable and healthy breakfast club event! Enjoy a breakfast menu of healthy nibbles along with a dynamic morning discussion featuring esteemed nutritionists, chefs, and cookbook authors who bring a wealth of expertise from diverse culinary backgrounds, dietary philosophies, and cultural perspectives.

Friday, 8th March 2024

The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA

Social Media Mix – What’s The Recipe for Success? An event for International Women’s Day 2024

Kitch and Women in the Food Industry are bringing you an inspirational panel event, pizza, & award-winning drinks in celebration of International Women’s Day! An impressive all-female panel of marketers, chefs, cook book writers and leaders discuss what social media strategies have proven successful for their hospitality, food and drink brands.

Tuesday, 5th March 2024

Divertimenti Cookery School
227-229 Brompton Road London SW3 2EP

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2024 with Reel Empowerment

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Reel Empowerment!

Join our exclusive in person workshop designed to honour and uplift women in the food industry. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we invite food producers, chefs, caterers, restaurateurs, and all food enthusiasts to participate in a dynamic Instagram Reels workshop.

Monday, 4th March 2024

SHOLA Karachi Kitchen
Unit 6 Media Works, Wood Lane, London W12 7FP

Magic Beans – Have you got your finger on the pulse? – Conversations Around The Cookery School Table

We have teamed up with our friends at Cookery School at Little Portland Street to bring you discounted tickets to their brand new series of monthly events. Their first event takes place on January 29th 2024 from 6pm-8.30pm and will explore the rise of British beans and pulses as an alternative protein source. Find out more and discover how to get discounted tickets.

Monday, 29th January 2024

Cookery School at Little Portland Street
15b Little Portland Street
London
W1W 8BW

Sustainability, Heritage, Equality: Panel Discussion and Ethical Holiday & Gifts Food Fair

Join us for a lively evening of thought-provoking discussions, a festive fair, and a celebration of sustainability, heritage, and equality. Our panel features five remarkable women who have made their mark in the culinary world, breaking down gender barriers and championing sustainability, mindful cooking, and food heritage.

Tuesday, 12th December 2023

The Conduit, 6 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA

Tech for Good: Green Solutions Transforming FoodTech

Our co-founder Mex Ibrahim, will be part of a panel for an upcoming SODA Social event, where we delve into how we can make a purposeful impact in the FoodTech space. We will explore cutting-edge innovations, such as autonomous robots and AI, vertical farming, food waste reduction, and resource management technologies.

Thursday, 12th October 2023

Trinnovo Group, 16 Saint John's Lane, London, EC1M 4BS

Inspiring Urban Female Food Founders

On International Women’s Day 8th March 2020 discover how women with a love of hospitality have worked in London to bring their food and drink visions into a delicious reality. On a day when the world focuses on the achievements of women, you can hear from a number of women chefs, producers, writers, supper club hosts, drinks innovators and more.

Sunday, 8th March 2020

Fourpure Brewing Co
25 Bermondsey Trading Estate
Rotherhithe New Road
London
SE16 3LL

Sustainable Food Futures

Our event on Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2019 was one of our most popular. Building on this appetite we wanted to continue the conversation around the future of sustainable food with our hosts at Cookery School. So join us on the evening of the 6th March 2020, for another insightful and delicious night.

Friday, 6th March 2020

Cookery School at Little Portland Street,15b Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BW

Women in FoodTech : Future of Food Meetup for International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women in the Food Industry and Forward Fooding are bringing you a new panel talk, Women in FoodTech. On the evening of 3rd March 2020 you’ll hear from an inspiring all female panel who will share their journeys, experiences and advice to give a great insight on what it means to be a woman in FoodTech.

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

Huckletree West - Food Innovation Hub
The MediaWorks, White City Place,
191 Wood Lane,
Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7TP

Gender Equality : The Future of the Food & Farming Industry

Join us at the Royal Society of Arts to discuss gender-specific barriers in the food and farming industry. When world is focusing on the contribution of women for International Women’s Day on March 8th and its theme of #EachForEqual, what can we do to help make the food & farming industry more equal for the whole year?

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

The Steps, Rawthmells, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs

We are delighted to announce that Women in the Food Industry’s first Northern event will be hosted by Lancaster University. Lancaster excels at understanding and teaching entrepreneurship and is currently ranked 4th out of 50 MBA programmes across the world for entrepreneurship.

Thursday, 30th January 2020

Lancaster University

The Politics of Food

As the December elections are currently front of mind, we’re holding an event at City Hall on the evening of 16th December on the politics of food. Our panel of women will cover subjects such as food poverty, slave-free food, food waste, gender politics in professional kitchens, sustainability and more.

Monday, 16th December 2019

City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA

Equality in the Hospitality Industry & WiFi (Women In the Food Industry) Networking

An evening to discuss equality within the food industry and why it is still such a hot topic even in the 21st century. We’ll discuss the moves that many restaurants and organisations are making to ensure parity with the hospitality industry and what we can all do to make working in the food industry a more balanced place in terms of gender.

Friday, 27th September 2019

Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

Sustainable Gastronomy Day Panel & Supper – Women In the Food Industry

We work with so many amazing women in the food industry who have sustainability at the core of their business models or have been making them as sustainable as possible and wanted to celebrate the efforts of the UN in creating Sustainable Gastronomy Day. On the evening of the 18th June 2019 you can join us for an insightful and delicious night.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019

Cookery School, 15 Little Portland St, Marylebone, London W1W 8BW

International Women’s Day – Pioneering Women in the Food Industry

To close our celebrations of championing women in the food industry, on International Women’s Day we will be talking to some women who are trailblazers and pioneers in their field.

We will uncover their amazing journeys and some of the issues they feel are facing women in the food industry today and whether this has changed over time.

Friday, 8th March 2019

RSA - The Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

International Women’s Day – RSA Rawthmells Friday Conversations

At 2pm join Mecca Ibrahim FRSA, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry, to explore issues common to women working in the field of food, from professional restaurants, hospitality, food, drink, farming, food journalism and blogging, right through to food photography.

Friday, 8th March 2019

The Steps, Rawthmells Coffeehouse, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street. London. WC2N 6EZ

Women in Food Photography

Calling all foodies, food photographers and food bloggers!

We invite you to meet & learn from phenomenal food photographer of the year, Jade Sarkhel, award winning blogger Rosana McPhee and the fun and talented @MyLegoMan in our Food Photography panel discussion and workshop.

Thursday, 7th March 2019

Market Halls, 472 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1BY

Doing Good With Food

We welcome you to our panel discussion themed around Doing Good with Food, Sustainability and Food Waste. The panel with discuss food as a source for good, from a sustainability angle this means how we should try to use resources wisely, not damage the planet with how we package food and what we can do to eliminate food waste. We will also explore how working with food can educate us. 

Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Soane's Kitchen, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London W5 6BE

Women in Food and Drink

We invite you to join us for a panel discussion and tasting experience ahead of International Women’s Day. A panel of leading influential women in wine, beer, whiskey & food, chaired by Andi Oliver, will discuss why drink is such an integral part of the food industry.

You will have the opportunity to ask them questions but also take part in a tasting of wine, beer & whiskey that has been expertly paired with food by plant based chef Bettina Campolucci.

Monday, 4th March 2019

Vantage Point, 2 Junction Road, London, N19 5FF

Scottish Women In Food

Scottish Women In Food – A panel discussion We invite you to join us for a panel discussion to hear first hand from some inspiring women in food who are committed to empowering others. Hosted by Fiona Richmond, we shall be discussing the broader theme of #BalanceforBetter amongst other topics ahead of International Women’s Day.

Monday, 4th March 2019

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

How Food Changed My Life

You are invited for an afternoon of inspiring stories from a line up of empowering women in the food and drink industry. We will discuss the panellists’ amazing stories and how they were able to turn their lives around with opportunities that came their way.

We’ll also explore any particular issues our panel feel face them as women in the food industry and how they might expect or hope for those issues to change going forward.

Saturday, 2nd March 2019

The AllBright Collective, 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

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