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04/04/2020

Good news story: Award-winning baker keeps baking to feed her local community

Felicity Durwyn owns an award winning bakery, Filbert’s Bakery, in Lancaster. Her commitment to her community and baking delicious bread…

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04/04/2020

BBC Food Programme looks at origins and impact of coronavirus within the global food supply chain

Where are pressures being felt and who’s making decisions about feeding Britain? The spread of Covid-19 around the world isn’t…

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04/04/2020

Applications for MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 are now open

BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals is returning for its 13th series and once again looking for chefs with the talent and ambition to make it to the top of their industry.

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30/03/2020

Interview with Amy Elles representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to BBC2 in March for season 15. 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 Amy Elles, Head Chef of The Harbour Cafe in Fife.

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29/03/2020

Interview with Roberta Hall-McCarron representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2020 – 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. To continue our series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Roberta Hall-McCarron, Head Chef of The Little Chartroom in Edinburgh who is representing Scotland.

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27/03/2020

CODE Hospitality Industry’s 100 Influential Women 2020 features WiFi Supporters

For the last three years CODE, the leading hospitality magazine and website. have published a list that honours women who “genuinely affect change in the hospitality industry.” We are delighted that so many supporters of Women In the Food Industry (WiFi) feature in 2020’s list of amazing women.

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26/03/2020

Resources for the Food Industry During COVID-19

It goes without saying these are unprecedented times and in times of crisis it is normal to feel overwhelmed, helpless and fearful. Thankfully the food industry is responding to these difficult times with creativity, support and strength. We have put together a few links to resources that you may find useful & will try to update it where we can.

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18/03/2020

Discover what happened at our Urban Female Food Founders & Food Makers Day

In our week of celebrations around International Women’s Day we held two events on International Women’s Day itself to share the stories of a variety of Urban Female Food Founders and run a mini food fair from female led food producers. Here’s a recap of the day which we ran with our friends Todelli a curated online farm-to-table marketplace for chefs & restaurateurs.

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16/03/2020

Interview with Sally Abé representing the Central region on Great British Menu 2020 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returns to our screens on 18th March 2020 for series 15. 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. To kick start the series, our co-founder, Mecca Ibrahim, interviewed Sally Abé, Head Chef of The Harwood Arms, London’s only Michelin starred pub. Originally from Mansfield,  Nottingham, Sally is representing the Central region.

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14/03/2020

Discover what happened at our Women in Food Tech Event

In our week of celebrations around International Women’s Day we held a fascinating panel where the voices of women in food tech shared their journeys and thoughts for the future. Here’s a recap of the night which was part of  The Future of Food Meetup Series from Forward Fooding.

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11/03/2020

Discover what happened at our Sustainable Food Futures Event

In a week of celebrations around International Women’s Day we were delighted to shine a  spotlight on leading female voices in food sustainability and the future of food. Our outstanding panel shared their journeys into sustainability and their hopes for how we could work towards a brighter future for not only the food industry, but for our health, young people’s education and our planet. Discover some of the big issues these bright lights covered.

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08/03/2020

Great Women on Great British Menu 2020

We are delighted that Great British Menu (GBM) is returning to our screens on 18th March 2020 for series 15. The BBC Two show puts the nation’s most talented chefs to the test. At Women in the Food Industry we were pleased to see women making up a quarter of the chefs from across Britain who will be competing to serve their dish at the final banquet.  This year GBM has been re-vamped again with more dishes, more chefs and a new presenter.

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