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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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14/12/2020

New Listings in Londis and Budgens for Anishya Kumar’s AirWraps

Great to see one of the female food founders we featured last year Anishya Kumar is taking her food-to-go company “back to to its roots”, as her AirWraps will be going to over 650 Londis and Budgens convenience stores across the UK from January 2021.  From starting in her home kitchen Anishya was given the opportunity to sell her unique AirWraps in local convenience stores in 2015. She then went on to have success with awards and a listing in Tesco.

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02/11/2020

Wonky veg supplier Waste Knot partner with Pasta Evangelists to help FareShare

Nationwide fresh pasta delivery service Pasta Evangelists has teamed up with our friends at wonky veg supplier, Waste Knot, to launch its first range of “wonky” pasta dishes made from pumpkin flesh that would otherwise go to waste at this time of year.

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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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18/09/2020

Discounted tickets to Bread & Jam 2.0 Virtual Festival

Bread & Jam 2.0 is the essential virtual festival and conference for ambitious food & drink brands. If you are looking to fast-track your food business, connect with investors and buyers, and network with other enterprising brand owners, this is the conference you need. Read on for a special Women in the Food Industry supporter discount.

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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

Is your brand heading for post-pandemic pandemonium?

Exclusive only to Women In the Food Industry members this free mini brand health check with top line marketing recommendations is worth £2,500. Our members can login to discover the benefits and find out more. 

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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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