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24/03/2019

Interview with Samira Effa representing the North East on Great British Menu 2019 – Women In the Food Industry

Great British Menu (GBM) returned to our screens on 20th March 2019 for series 14. 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. We interviewed Samira Effa, who was working for Alimentum, Cambridge, when she took part in the show.

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23/03/2019

Women In The Food Industry join Enterprise Nation in Manchester for new small business meet-up: Food & Drink

We are delighted to announce we are joining small business community Enterprise Nation, with other experts in the food industry  for coffee and conversation in Manchester on 4th April 2019 from 10am to 11.30am.  In the first in a new series of free networking meet-ups  by Enterprise Nation you can join us and  fellow food and drink business owners at Hatch, the home of independent food and drink in Manchester.

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20/03/2019

CODE Hospitality Industry’s 100 Influential Women features WiFi Supporters

For the last two years CODE, 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 feature in this latest list of amazing women.

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13/03/2019

Interview with Olivia Burt Finalist Roux Scholarship 2019

Our co-founder Mecca Ibrahim, interviews Olivia Burt Sous Chef of Claridge’s who has reached the regional finals of the Roux Scholarship. She is the first woman to do this since Sabrina Gidda made it to the finals 4 years ago.

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10/03/2019

Learnings from week of events on Women In the Food Industry – Mecca Ibrahim Livestream video at the RSA

On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2019, Mecca Ibrahim FRSA, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry, gave a talk at the Royal Society of Arts – RSA,  exploring issues common to women working in the field of food, from professional restaurants, hospitality, food, drink, farming, food journalism and blogging, right through to food photography. View the recording of her livestream here.

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08/03/2019

Business Guardian report on Women in The Food Industry for International Women’s Day

Just in time for International Women’s Day the  Lancaster Guardian reported on Better with Jam’s news and the partnership of our co-founders Janie Ash and Mecca Ibrahim . “A series of new events will bring together female food and drink leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss the issues impacting women working in food related careers in the United Kingdom” wrote Nick Lakin.

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07/03/2019

Thank you to our Supporters

Thanks to our wonderful supporters! Your help and generosity has made a massive difference to our inaugural events for Women in the Food Industry and is greatly appreciated.

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06/03/2019

Claire Clark MBE

International Award-winning Pastry Chef | Consultant | Author | Founder of The Claire Clark Academy

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06/03/2019

Frances Atkins

Frances Atkins is one of very few female Michelin Starred Chefs in the UK. She has had her Michelin Star…

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06/03/2019

Anjula Devi

Chef of Nutritious Indian Food | Author | Consultant Chef to Manchester United

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06/03/2019

Jodi Hinds

Award Winning Food photographer who has worked on numerous cookbooks and publications, narrating food stories and documenting the artistry of the chef behind each dish.

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06/03/2019

Niamh Shields

Award-winning food writer, author and one of the UK’s best known food bloggers who has been blogging since 2007.

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