Good food careers and the people who are living them. Take a peek behind the scenes to hear about making it in the sustainable food sector, plus a few tasty tips.
After spending years working across the food and drink industry, including here at Sustain, avid anthropologist, Duncan O’Brien decided to put real ingredients back at the heart of soft drinks. With a mission to create sodas with soul he co-founded Dalston’s Drinks company, right here in London.
Claire Pritchard is head of Greenwich CDA, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people across London and the South East improve their health and wellbeing, tackle poverty, build skills and reduce social isolation through partnerships, projects and training. She was appointed as the new Chair of the London Food Board in 2018.
Bridget Callaghan is the founder of Well Kneaded, a social enterprise making award-winning sourdough pizza and employing young people from marginalised communities in South West London. She was also one of the winners of the Women in Food award at the 2019 Urban Food Awards.
Real Bread Campaign ambassador, Sonya Hundal, speaks to the ‘Eel about founding her own wood-fired microbakery in Lincolnshire.
Jess Latchford runs Waste Knot, rescuing the surplus fruit and vegetables that fail to meet supermarkets' strict cosmetic standards.
Dan Crossley shares his insight from a varied career, driven by passion and a diverse range of experiences that’s led him to become Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council.
Running Club Mexicana's street food pop-ups and residencies before opening London's first fully vegan pub, Meriel Armitage has been at the forefront of London's vegan food revolution. Here, she shares how she's grown this good food career.
In the latest of our good food jobs features, we meet Ben Carter, a freelance career coach working with those exploring value-driven work around food and sustainability.
Zoe McIntyre meets Urban Food Awards 2016 winner Hazel Griffiths, founder of Tottenham-based Fruit Magpie.
Kerry Rankine has worked at the Hackney-based social enterprise Growing Communities for over 17 years and is currently the Dagenham Farm and Farmers’ Market co-ordinator. This involves overseeing the long-established Growing Communities’ Farmers Market as well as their Dagenham Farm, which was set up six years ago and produces four tonnes of food annually sold through their box scheme and to residents and restaurants.