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09/05/2020

Good news story: How an artisan bakery has reinvented itself

We spoke to Birgit Gunz, Director of  Frankonia The Bread House about how her business has changed during COVID-19. When the crisis hit the hospitality sector her business went into free fall and within 48 hours 90% of her sales were wiped out.

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04/05/2020

Interview with Ruth Hansom representing North East on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens in March for season 15. The BBC2 show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews with 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 Ruth Hansom, Former Head Chef at Pomona’s and first ever female winner of Young National Chef of The Year.

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03/05/2020

Interview with Samira Effa representing North East on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens in March for season 15. The BBC2 show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews with 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 Samira Effa, senior production chef for TRUEfoods and ChefsTable.

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26/04/2020

Interview with Georgia Sommerin representing Wales on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens in March for season 15. The BBC2 show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews with 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 Georgia Sommerin, senior sous chef at Michelin starred Restaurant James Sommerin in Penarth.

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20/04/2020

Women in Seafood & the Fishing Industry

We are delighted to see so much support & greater value around the UK’s food supply and the farmers, growers, food producers and people who fish in our seas. Before coronavirus, made us think even more about traditional food supply chains, we had a fascinating with discussion with Loren Hiller Commercial Officer at the Marine Stewardship Council about women in the seafood & fishing industry. She gave her personal views about why the industry is male dominated.

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19/04/2020

Interview with Harriet Mansell representing the South West on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens in March for season 15. The show on BBC2 puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews 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 Harriet Mansell, who is opening up a pop-up restaurant Robin Wylde in Lyme Regis.

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18/04/2020

Good news story: Gin producer makes sanitiser for local hospice

We caught up with Zoe Arnold-Bennett co-founder of Shed 1 Distillery, a micro gin distillery in Ulverston. They’re using gin to make hand sanitisers for their local hospice, local charities & other vulnerable groups. Find out how they raised over £5,000 for this great initiative.

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18/04/2020

Good news story: Chefs go the extra mile to help the NHS, elderly and mental health charities

We are continuing our series of news features of  women in the food industry who are putting their skills and experience to great use by helping others in this challenging time.  This week we are featuring two chefs whose work is  supporting frontline staff and the elderly in London and in Bristol. 

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14/04/2020

Good news story: Jess Latchford on Managing Surplus Produce & Food Redistribution

While the world is going through mass uncertainly and flux we  have been talking to a number of women in the food industry about how they are handing this change. Jess Latchford , is Director of Waste Knot, and her company supplies food service organisations and gives new life to vegetables and fruit which would have normally been discarded for cosmetic reasons. We spoke about how her business is responding to Coronavirus.

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14/04/2020

Will restaurants ever be the same again?

Restaurants will never be the same after coronavirus – but that may be a good thing. Jonathan Nunn’s article in…

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10/04/2020

Good news story: Manchester chef Mary-Ellen McTague takes the lead to feed NHS staff

In these uncertain and challenging times, we have been inspired by women in the food industry who have been motivated to use their skills and energy to help others. Our co-founder Janie Ash spoke to chef Mary-Ellen McTague for her story of how she is responding to Coronavirus and helping frontline staff and vulnerable people in Manchester. 

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05/04/2020

Interview with Shauna Froydenlund representing Northern Ireland on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

At Women in the Food Industry we are continuing our series of interviews the strong female line-up of chefs from across Britain competing in Great British Menu to serve their dish at the final banquet. Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Shauna Froydenlund, joint chef patron and business partner of Marcus.

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