15 episodes

WIFI Chats is a series of podcasts hosted by Mex Ibrahim, co-founder of ⁠Women in The Food Industry. We want to celebrate and champion the inspiring stories from the women who work in every part of the UK food industry. Hear their stories on our podcast..

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WIFI Chats is a series of podcasts hosted by Mex Ibrahim, co-founder of ⁠Women in The Food Industry. We want to celebrate and champion the inspiring stories from the women who work in every part of the UK food industry. Hear their stories on our podcast..

    Sam and Shauna from Hangfire BBQ on the Women In The Food Industry Podcast

    Sam and Shauna from Hangfire BBQ on the Women In The Food Industry Podcast

    In this episode Mex - co-founder of Women In The Food Industry talks to the first ladies of UK BBQ - Sam & Shauna of the award winning Hang Fire BBQ & the 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.

    • 44 min
    Claire Ogley The Vegan Society's Head of Campaigns on the Women in the Food Industry Podcast

    Claire Ogley The Vegan Society's Head of Campaigns on the Women in the Food Industry Podcast

    In this episode Mex, co-founder of Women in the Food Industry, talks to Claire Ogley, Head of Campaigns, Policy and Research at The Vegan Society, the world's oldest vegan organisation, about one of their busiest times of year, Veganuary. We uncover stats about vegans in the UK and the rise of plant-based foods and also theories on why more women are vegan than men! Claire also gives useful tips on how to move into a Communications role in the food industry.

    • 20 min
    Bethan Thomas Co-Founder of HotTea Mama on the Women in the Food Industry Podcast

    Bethan Thomas Co-Founder of HotTea Mama on the Women in the Food Industry Podcast

    In this episode, Mex, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry talks to Bethan Thomas, co-founder of HotTea Mama, an award-winning tea company (including several Nourish Awards), making teas to support better periods, pregnancy, motherhood and menopause. HotTea Mama was founded by Bethan and Kate Achilles following fertility struggles, subsequent pregnancies, and parenthood experiences. Bethan worked as a tea buyer for some of the UK's biggest tea brands before setting up the sustainable tea business.

    • 28 min
    Amanda Ross of Cactus TV on the Women in The Food Industry Podcast

    Amanda Ross of Cactus TV on the Women in The Food Industry Podcast

    In this episode, Mex, co-founder of Women in The Food Industry talks to Amanda Ross, CEO & Co-Founder of Cactus TV, who amongst other shows have produced the multi-award winning show, Saturday Kitchen, for 17 years. Amanda is strong champion of women and discusses why this is important, plus she candidly explores her experience of working as woman in the TV world. 

    • 20 min
    Lucianne Allen of Aubrey Allen chats in the Women in The Food Industry Podcast

    Lucianne Allen of Aubrey Allen chats in the Women in The Food Industry Podcast

    In this episode Mex, co-founder of Women in the The Food Industry talks to Lucianne Allen about how she made the move from being a barrister to running her family's successful butchery business - Aubrey Allen. It has been in her family since 1933 and supplies meat to some of the nation’s best-known chefs.

    • 15 min
    Nicola from Tony's Chocolonely - 2023 - Women in the Food Industry Podcast

    Nicola from Tony's Chocolonely - 2023 - Women in the Food Industry Podcast

    In this episode Janie chats to Nicola Matthews from Tony’s Chocolonely a few years after our first interview with her in 2019. Janie charts the growth of the company since that podcast.

    • 23 min

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