Listen to Sam & Shauna of Hang Fire BBQ : Podcast with Women In the Food Industry – WIFI Chats

We talk to Sam and Shauna of Hang Fire BBQ about their amazing careers, the hospitality, meat and vegan industry & much more

WIFI Chats is a series of podcasts hosted by Mex Ibrahim, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry. She chats to inspiring women across the food industry. These podcasts are part of our mission to give a voice to women and by sharing these stories we hope to inspire the next generation of women in the food industry.

In this episode Mex – co-founder of Women In The Food Industry talks to the first ladies of UK BBQ – Sam & Shauna of the BBC’s Food & Farming Award winning Hang Fire BBQ, presenters of three BBC hit series Sam & Shauna’s Big Cook Out & authors of best selling cookbook – The Hang Fire Cookbook Recipes & Adventures in American BBQ. They discuss what led them to quit successful careers to travel across America through the Southern States and return to Cardiff to start an amazing career in food. 

You’ll hear their views on hospitality, the future of the meat industry, who inspires them and more. You’ll also discover that for two women who more or less changed the face of BBQ’s in the UK that they’re not necessarily the big carnivores you might imagine!!

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Mex recorded this fun but insightful Women in the Food Industry podcast with Sam & Shauna ahead of them hosting The Belazu Banquet, a Fundraising dinner for The Belazu Foundation.  Five top chefs including Sabrina Gidda, Angela Hartnett, Ben Tish, Helen Graham,Thomas Straker, took guests through personal favourite childhood memories at The Banquet.

Sam and Shauna - Hang Fire BBQ and Mex of Women In The Food Industry

The Belazu Foundation supports food and educational projects for children and families in the UK and around the Mediterranean to promote education and healthy eating to inspire future generations.

The foundation works collaboratively with partners and charities including The Zakoura, School Food Matters, Chefs in Schools and more. All of their work helps reduce the educational gap and improve access to healthy and nutritious food and create a positive culture around food.
You may also like to read our feature on The BBC Food and Farming Awards 2023: We celebrate the Winners, or listen to our podcast with Lucianne Allen of Aubrey Allen.  

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