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CODE Hospitality Announce annual 100 Influential Women in Hospitality


For the last three years CODE, the leading hospitality magazine and website, have published a list that honours women who genuinely affect change in the hospitality industry.

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CODE Hospitality Announce annual 100 Influential Women in Hospitality


"Every year, CODE produce this list to champion women in hospitality and to shine a light on the diverse range of opportunities andcareer paths available in this industry."
Adam Hyman



CODE Hospitality publish a list that recognises women chefs, operators, front of house, broadcasters, producers, writers, drinks, PR’s, leaders, communications experts and for the first time – a hall of fame. The list was put together by CODE’s Editor  Lisa Markwell and founder Adam Hyman along with judging panel Claire Koffmann, Hels Cheung, Jason Atherton  and Clerkenwell Boy.

Women In the Food Industry were pleased to see so many of their supporters feature in 2020’s list of amazing women. Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwells, featured in the list for her work in making Tredwells a sustainable restaurant and being a founder member of the Chefs’ Manifesto which is working to address current issues with our food systems.

Soon to be on Great British Menu representing Northern Ireland Shauna Froydenlund  is a new entry to the list. Shauna has worked with Marcus Wareing for more than ten years and is now joint chef patron of Michelin-starred Marcus.  

Asma Khan, Lisa Goodwin-AllenMary-Ellen McTague and new entries Elizabeth Haigh and Sally Abé are other Women in The Food Industry  supporters in the operators and chefs sections. 

Amongst the management section the list features Joycelyn Neve Founder and Managing Director of The Seafood Pub Company. Joycelyn was on Women In the Food Industry panel of Inspiring Women in Food  event with Marketing Lancashire and Lancaster University earlier this year. She formed the business in 2010 which reflects a passion for the highest quality food and relaxed service.

Victoria Stewart and Dr Anna Sulan Masing who were at Women in the Food Industry's Politics of Food panel & debate at City Hall, moved from last year’s “Special Mentions” to the main listing of influential women. Food journalist Victoria Stewart was highlighted in the support are of the list for her work founding Hospitality Speaks , an online initiative which drives conversations about industry culture. Whilst writer, academic & trends forecaster Anna Sulan Masing, was recognised for the work she carries out with Miranda York as co-creator of Voices at The Table. This event series and fortnightly food podcast helps listeners look at food from a fresh perspective.

In this year’s “Ones to Watch” were three supporters of Women In the Food Industry who we have found hugely inspiring.

Stosie Madi is Chef Patron of award winning rural inn, Parkers Arms.  You can find out more about Stosie Madi in a podcast.  Also Abby Rose Co-Founder and producer of podcast Farmerama Radio was recognised. As one third of Farmerama, Abby helps  to give a voice to the regenerative farmers building our food and ecosystem from the ground up.  Continuing with the farming theme, Jess Latchford  Founder of Waste Knot was also featured in the Ones to Watch section. Jess spoke at Women In the Food Industry's Future of The Food and Farming Industry event at the RSA during a week of celebrations for International Women’s Day. Her company Waste Knot supplies food service organisations and gives new life to vegetables and fruit which would have normally been discarded for cosmetic reasons.

The new Hall of Fame featured the broadcaster Sheila Dillon, Presenter of Radio 4’s The Food Programme – who was an early follower of Women In the Food Industry's efforts.

Find out more and view the full 100 Influential Women in Hospitality 2020 here.   

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