Women in Food celebrated at London's Urban Food Awards
A new addition to this year’s Urban Food Awards, the winners of the Women in Food category were announced at City Hall, honouring their great work in to improve the way our food is grown, cooked, made and shared in London.
This special award builds on the Mayor’s ‘Behind Every Great City’ campaign, pushing for greater gender equality. The selection of over 30 women features world-class chefs, urban growers, teachers, van drivers, and people campaigning for change – collectively a true testament to the great work being done by women across the capital.
The winners were announced at an event at City Hall, hosted by the Chair of the London Food Board, Claire Pritchard. (Read the full list below). This includes:
- Cranbrook Community Food Garden, Forty Hall Vineyard, Growing Communities, and Incredible Edible recognised for their work in growing excellent food and improving access to local food and food knowledge, the staff at have all be recognised,
- Laura Winningham of City Harvest and Josephine Liang of Day Old Eats celebrated for their dedication to food-waste reduction across the city have been celebrated
- Sadhbh Moore of The Sustainable Food Story and Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express noted for their supper clubs, their skill and insight in creating incredible flavours and connecting people through food experiences, the latter of whom deserves an additional congratulations as the first British chef to be featured on Neflix's Chef's Table, in a great exploration of how the world's best chefs can thrive whilst putting sustainability and inclusivity at the centre of their practices.
A huge congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and a big thanks to everyone who nominated all of powerful projects affecting change across London, who all deserve to be recognised.
The chefs and restaurateurs
- Asma Khan, Darjeeling Express
- Bridget Callaghan, Well Kneaded
- Jacqui Shimudzu, Hill Station
- Laura Hern and Emma Miles, The Clerkenwell Kitchen
- Sadhbh Moore, The Sustainable Food Story
The food growers
- Lizzy Mace, Janet Burns, Eileen Hart, Elaine Armstrong, Sally Brading, Kalsoom Khan, Bushra Khatun, Xue Yuan D'costa, Cranbrook Community Food Garden Committee
- Forty Hall Vineyard
- Susan Sheehan, Incredible Edible
- Daniela Jamois, Charles Dickens Primary School
The educators and trainers
- Cindy Stott, Bensham Manor
- Helen Carvall & Tracey Langridge, Rockmount Primary School
- Sarah Bentley, Made In Hackney
- Sara Ward, Hen Corner
- Julie Brown, Growing Communities
- Stephanie Wood, School Food Matters
- Ailbhe Bhreathnach, Enfield Council
- Lisa Ashley, Compass Group UK
The food savers
The community champions
- Dee Woods, Granville Community Kitchen
- Emma Lundie, The Food Gatherer
- Rebakah, Oasis Hub Waterloo
- Sue Pollock, GCDA
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