Thuy Diem Pham is a British-Vietnamese chef, author and owner of The Little Viet Kitchen restaurant in Islington, North London. Join Thuy at our Inspiring Urban Female Food Founders panel and you can discover more of how she has worked to bring her love of Vietnamese hospitality into a delicious reality. Learn more of the story of her restaurant, cook book and how she is launching her sauce into home kitchens throughout the UK.
Rukia Begum, founder of award-winning samosa brand Mixed Thal, was born in Bangladesh. She moved to London, UK with her family at an early age and was mesmerised by the diversity of culture. Join Rukia at our Inspiring Urban Female Food Founders panel and you find out how worked at her samosa business and won Best Party Food in the Quality Food Awards in November 2019.
Rosie Joly is Sales Director of OTO CBD. Before joining OTO in early 2019, Rosie’s career in food began as head of sales at PROPERCORN, where she helped grow the business from start-up to SME over the course of 4 years. Join Rosie at our Inspiring Urban Female Food Founders panel where you can discover more about the challenges of marketing and selling CBD in the UK.
Michelle Diederichs, founder of Koyah PR and promotions manager for Bocuse d’Or Team UK and is a member of the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy Board. Michelle will be joining our panel on Recognising and Rewarding Success at Tredwells for our first event for International Women’s Day celebrations.
Working in partnership with Marketing Lancashire, and generously hosted by Lancaster University and Lancaster University’s Conference & Events our very first Northern event for Women in the Food Industry was a fantastic success. Here’s a recap of what took place.
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