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21/05/2019

How to build a successful restaurant venture – Janie to chair Enterprise Nation Event in Manchester on 12th June

Be inspired, as our co-founder Janie Ash, interviews two successful entrepreneurs; award-winning entrepreneur Carl Morris, co-founder of popular restaurant chain Yard & Coop and Jonathan Poole, co-owner of Red & Blue Restaurants, the company behind Bacaro, Salt House Tapas and Hanover Street Social at this Enterprise Nation Event on 12th June at Leaf in Manchester.

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21/05/2019

Review of Scripts For Supper – The Wind in The Willows – Theatre & Dining Experience

Scripts for Supper is the brain-child of former MasterChef semi-finalist Annie McKenzie. It’s an immersive dining experience, adapting classic stories, served with a menu inspired by the story. Fellow MasterChef finalist Juanita Hennessey is now Head Chef and designed a seasonal menu to match the much loved The Wind in The Willows. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, went along to a preview at Stepney City Farm.

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20/05/2019

Interview with Anishya Kumar Founder of Zinda Foods & the AirWrap

Each year we spend £3 billion on sandwiches! This year, a woman set out to revolutionise that bready carrier by selling thousands of AirWraps to the UK’s largest supermarket, filling what she sees as an important gap in the market. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted with Anishya Kumar of Zinda Foods about sandwiches, start ups and selling to supermarkets.

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16/05/2019

Interview with Ruth Hansom new Head Chef at Pomona’s in Notting Hill

Thanks to new Head Chef, Ruth Hansom, Pomona’s in Notting Hill is going through a transformation. One that celebrates the best of British ingredients with an assured hand, inventiveness and an emphasis on sharing. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, was invited to lunch with a select group of food writers to sample the menu.

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12/05/2019

Great Women on Great British Menu 2019

We interviewed all of the amazing women about appearing on Great British Menu –  Sabrina Gidda of Allbright, Emily Scott of St Tudy Inn, Lorna McNee of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles,  Samira Effa formerly of The Alimentum and Cindy Challoner formerly of The Classroom. They all performed amazingly and did their regions proud. Good luck to Lorna McNee who made it through to finals week. We’re following her progress to see if she makes the banquet on Friday 17th May!

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10/05/2019

Interview with Irini Tzortzoglou MasterChef Champion 2019 – Women In the Food Industry

2019 was the first all female finale of MasterChef and our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, was delighted to interview champion Irini Tzortzoglou about her experience on the show.  She caught up with Irini not long after she had returned to her home in  Cumbria after a working holiday to Crete, the place of her birth, to talk about what life was like after winning.

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08/05/2019

Le Cordon Bleu announces Julia Child Scholarship 2019

Le Cordon Bleu London has launched their highly anticipated annual, Julia Child Scholarship which aims to provide aspiring food entrepreneurs with the first steps to business success. Find out how to enter and win a prize worth over £40,000 presented by Le Cordon Bleu alumna Mary Berry.

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30/04/2019

Interview with Cindy Challoner representing Wales on Great British Menu 2019 – Women In the Food Industry

At Women in the Food Industry we are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet at Great British Menu. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Cindy Challoner former Head Chef of The Classroom who is representing Wales starting 1st May 2019 on the show.

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26/04/2019

Discover Filipino Family Food in Kensington High Street – Romulo Café Review

Although London prides itself on being one of the most multicultural foodies cities in the world, many Londoners have probably not tried Filipino food. Want to change that? Head over to Rowena Romulo’s 80 seater restaurant on Kensington High Street for one of the best kept secrets in London.

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23/04/2019

Interview with Emily Scott representing the South West on Great British Menu 2019 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) is now in series 14 and in brand new studios with a new format. We are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Emily Scott, Chef Owner of  The St Tudy Inn who is representing the South West starting 24th April 2019 on the show.

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23/04/2019

Aida Khan’s new restaurant Shola – brings authentic Pakistani food to West London

Aida Khan’s new Pakistani restaurant Shola had only been open for two weeks when our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, visited for lunch but it was buzzing with a warm and lively atmosphere as it brought some much needed spice to the Media Works area of White City in Shepherd’s Bush. 

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17/04/2019

Interview with Lorna McNee representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2019 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens on 20th March 2019 for series 14. The BBC Two show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are interviewing the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Lorna McNee, Sous Chef at Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagle’s who is representing Scotland starting 17th April 2019 on the show.

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