Posing in front of the giant letters, selfies with celebrity chefs, checking out chef demos, trying samples of food from London’s leading restaurants, drinking gin, tasting tea, chomping cheese and eating olives in the rain, that can only be Taste of London. Love it or hate it, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, visited what is still London’s biggest food and drink festival and shares her thoughts & highlights of the four day festival which runs from June 19 – June 23 in Regent’s Park.
We had a wonderful evening on 18th June 2019 chatting, networking and sharing our stories about sustainability. It was great to hear your views and pretty much everyone agreed that education was crucial for change and collaboration to power the message home to government and consumers.
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.
Live experiences and events giant Eventbrite featured the growth of our community in a fabulous feature on their blog – Passion to Project – How Women In the Food Industry Created a Culinary Community. Their writer Helen Alexander interviewed our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, about what inspired her and Janie Ash to set up Women In The Food Industry and asked for our top tips on events planning and marketing.
If you had just graduated from Le Cordon Bleu London do you think you would be able to face the critical eyes of MasterChef The Professionals judges Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing, a week later? Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, got the chance to speak to Luciana Berry about her experiences championing Brazilian food, cooking for Prince Edward, braving the critics and what happened after MasterChef The Professionals.
Alicia Lawson is one of the co-owners of Rubies in the Rubble, an award-winning, sustainable food brand known for making great-tasting condiments with a conscience. She has been working at Rubies alongside the founder Jenny since 2012, when the brand was based in a tiny portacabin kitchen on London’s Spitalfields market. Alicia will be talking about sustainability on our Sustainable Gastronomy Day Panel & Supper on 18th June 2019
In the third of our series of Female Food Founders we meet the Founder of The Saucy Affair Raw Sauce Company who make a range of raw sauces packed with the delicious fresh herbs, fruit & vegetables. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted with Tanya Robertson-Lambert Founder of The Saucy Affair to discover her journey to her mission to give every meal saucy appeal.
If someone asked you to make a four-tier replica of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip’s wedding cake that weighed 400 kilos, would you do it? Just one of the many challenges challenges that Julie Walsh – Head Pâtisserie Chef of Le Cordon Bleu London has faced over her career. We spoke to her about her illustrious career.
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.
In the second our series of Female Food Founders we meet the co-founder of Grenade. The company’s products, including their famous Carb Killa bars, are sold to over 80 countries. Grenade was sold for £72m to Lion Capital in 2017 and is growing strongly. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted with Juliet Barratt co-founder of Grenade about trends, tanks and taking a stand.
Foodchain is a simple idea that’s helping to connect chefs directly with producers, changing the way food buying is done to create a fair, functioning and sustainable food system. This feature has put products such as wonky veg and pullet eggs, perfectly delicious products which go to waste in the current industrial food system, on chefs menus.
Pervin is co-patron and Operations Director of Cafe Spice Namaste, the longest running BIB Gourmand restaurant in Michelin Guide. She was instrumental in the expansion of a family business that today includes Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at Hilton London Heathrow T5 , Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Lincoln Plaza London, and Mr. Todiwala’s Petiscos in Buckhurst Hill.