Hundreds of votes from gastropub chefs, food writers, pub-guide editors, top pub industry suppliers and critics were counted to reveal the country’s best gastropubs across the country. This year’s Estrella Damm List of Top 50 Gastropubs shows a number of inspiring women running award-winning pub kitchens including the pub which reached the top spot – The Harwood Arms.
From the micro-distillery at the base of Beacon Fell, in the Forest of Bowland AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Rachel has helped shape Goosnargh Gin from a fledgling firm in a highly competitive market, to standing out as international and regional award winners.
Emma Mayoh, Lancashire Life’s Food and Drink Editor and the title’s Deputy Editor, has been writing about the county’s thriving dining scene for more than a decade, combining her love of sharing people’s stories with shining a light on the stars, unsung heroes and growing talents of the industry.
Head of Hospitality for Lancaster University, Ros Wilkinson is a highly experienced Hospitality, Tourism & Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism segment professional with experience in the Leisure Industry and Higher Education sector. Join Ros, with 5 other women in the food industry, where you will hear her story at our panel discussion “Inspiring Women in Food” at our Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs event on January 30th
Camilla was the youngest finalist in the history of the BBC Apprentice series, narrowly missing out in the final. Whilst Lord Sugar didn’t choose her, the CEO of Holland & Barrett was suitably impressed with her vegan nut milk M+LKPLUS and she went ahead to launch the dairy alternative into 645 of their stores where both flavours continue to sell out.
School Food Matters’ mission is to ensure that every child enjoys fresh sustainable food at school and understands where their food comes from. Their founder and MD Stephanie Wood works with parents, children and schools to help to improve school meals and support food education through cooking, growing and visits to farms. We caught up with Stephanie to discover how she set up the initiative and explore what motivates and inspires her work and how we can help the organisation with their efforts.
Lisa Smith is the founder of Ginger Bakers, an award-winning bakery whose philosophy is that good food needs high quality simple ingredients and attention to detail, so they always strive to use the freshest and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, and always free range eggs.
Join Stosie Madi Chef Patron and co-owner of award winning rural inn, Parkers Arms for a special MasterClass where you will discover her journey to success in “How to become a Successful Food Entrepreneur” at our Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs event on January 30th 2020 at Lancaster University with Marketing Lancashire.
Join Karen Walker co-founder of the award-winning sauce brand, Nowt Poncy at our Inspiring Women in Food Panel at our Lancashire Female Food Entrepreneurs event on January 30th 2020 at Lancaster University with Marketing Lancashire. She’ll share her experience in starting-up a food business, allergen control, compliance, branding, experience of the Environmental Health Department and Trading Standards, moving into supermarkets, building a commercial kitchen, and lack of sleep!
We are delighted to announce that Women in the Food Industry’s first Northern event will be hosted by Lancaster University. Join us on 30th January 2020 at Lancaster University for a Lancashire pop up food market, two inspiring masterclasses and an insightful and thought provoking panel discussion.