A few days after the General Election, we held an event at City Hall, one of London’s most iconic & political buildings, on the politics of food. A diverse panel of women covered a big range of topics including food poverty, slave-free food, food waste, gender politics in professional kitchens, Brexit, sustainability and more. Here’s a recap of some of the areas discussed.
Our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, chatted to Nicola Matthews UK and Ireland Marketing Manager of Tony’s Chocolonely who are working toward 100% slave-free chocolate
Our friend James Haywood from OpenKitchen made part of our interview into a short podcast where you can hear Nicola discuss Tony’s story and mission to make the chocolate industry a fairer place, who she finds inspiring in the food and business world and how she markets the product with no above the line advertising.
Who are the movers and shakers in the hospitality world that haven’t turned 30 yet? Once again CODE Hospitality – the restaurant industry journal have highlighted the rising stars of the UK restaurant scene, both inside the kitchen and beyond it. This year’s list of 30 industry professionals includes many inspiring women.
Since launching as a small, family-run business in 2011 Little Moons has grown to the point when one mochi is eaten every three seconds. Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim caught up with Vivien Wong one half of the dynamic brother sister duo behind the company. Discover how these bite-size artisan gelato, handmade in the UK moved from a home business, to stocking restaurants and are now sold in retailers including Selfridge’s, Whole Foods, Tesco and Ocado.
As the December elections are currently front of mind, we’re holding an event at City Hall on the evening of 16th December on the politics of food. Our panel of women will cover subjects such as food poverty, slave-free food, food waste, gender politics in professional kitchens, sustainability and more.
Stitches in Time is a community arts, education and enterprise charity based in East London. They are launching an exciting new Food Enterprise Project – Deshi Shad – with Bangladeshi women in Tower Hamlets from September to December this year. The aim is to practically support innovative & creative ideas to help into employment people living in a borough with the greatest levels of inequality in the country.
Victoria Stewart is a former Evening Standard food editor & columnist with 10+ years’ experience writing and speaking about the consumer side of the food, drink & hospitality industry. She recently launched a new not-for-profit project called Hospitality Speaks. Join Victoria in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall.
Nicola Matthews – UK and Ireland Marketing Manager of Tony’s Chocolonely – working toward 100% slave-free chocolate. Join Nicola in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall to find out how their colourful, bold chocolate is working towards sharing a more serious message about chocolate.
Dr Anna Sulan Masing – Writer, academic & trends forecaster, and co-founder of AMP. Join Anna Sulan in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall to discuss some of her favorite topics – politics, food and sustainability. She’ll cover food systems and how sustainability is anchored in people.
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. Catch Laura in our The Politics of Food Panel at City Hall to find out more about City Harvest’s work and the value and detail of distributing surplus food.
Angela Malik is a leading global strategy and innovation consultant working with SME & blue-chip companies and an advisor and board member on the influential Mayor of London’s Food Board. Join Angela in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall to discover more about her work as a prominent voice in food policy and what this means for disrupting the food tech landscape.
Ann Storr is a food waste specialist, author of StorrCupboard and owner of Ann Storr Communications. Food waste is one of the biggest climate change problems of our times and she engages people to help them to reduce their waste.. Join Ann in our The Politics of Food & Debate at City Hall to find out more about the sustainability and food waste reduction projects she has worked on.