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Luxury Vegan Living Subscription Box

 

In this episode we discuss luxury vegan living and how businesses are tapping into this lucrative market. Rachida also shares details about her brand new vegan subscription box business.

Rachida Brocklehurst’s Bio

Rachida Brocklehurst is a writer, journalist, content specialist for vegan-friendly businesses and founder of luxury vegan travel and lifestyle brand TheGreenV.com.

After working in publishing and journalism for almost ten years, Rachida is now dedicated to offering a different perspective to vegan-living and aims to promote it as accessible and contemporary.  

TheGreenV.com is here to break the stereotype of veganism, without losing practical steps and advice to those wishing to explore plant-based eating.

Think stylish vegan leather bags and champagne with a side of kale!

Rachida uses her website, social media presence and monthly column in Vegan Food & Living Magazine to promote veganism with a gentle and encouraging approach, and is particularly keen to show food and hospitality businesses that they don’t need to be 100% vegan to appeal to those who opt out of eating animal products.

By encouraging small- and large-scale businesses alike to include more plant-based options, Rachida’s work proves that brands can enjoy growth by catering to a wider selection of customers.

By partnering with organisations like Eurostar, leading luxury wellness hotels and high-end restaurants, Rachida is keen to show that the more options there are for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians, the more customers businesses will have as a result of accommodating different needs.

This year Rachida has moderated a debate at The European Parliament about plant-based meat alternatives, and will be speaking at Italian vegan event Vegan Days and a roundtable event in Venice in winter.

Her book The Contemporary Vegan is to be published in October coinciding with the launch of her monthly luxury subscription box, TGV Luxe Edit.

In her spare time, Rachida enjoys travel, eating copious amounts of hummus and relaxing with her cat, Poppy.

To find out more about her services visit: https://thegreenv.com/work/

To listen to her podcast head to iTunes and search for The Green V Bites Back or listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thegreenv

To enter the competition to win a year’s supply of TGV Luxe Edit and the new range of vegan cheese from Violife go to: bit.ly/winluxebox

Connect with her on social media:
Facebook Page for Blog and Box: https://www.facebook.com/thegreenv

Facebook Page for Eco Luxe Branding & Business: https://www.facebook.com/ecoluxebranding

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegreenvonline and twitter.com/tgvluxebox

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreenvonline/ and instagram.com/tgvluxebox

If you’d like to feature in an upcoming subscription box, or are interested in working with Rachida – email her at: Rachida@thegreenv.com

Thank you for listening!

If you would like to know how I can help your business grow, drop me an email info@femalefoodpreneurcollective.com to book your free consultation call.

How To Start And Run A Successful Restaurant

 

 

In this episode we cover:

Why and how to be realistic when opening a bricks and mortar food business.
Why you should seriously consider buying a going concern
The importance of leading by example and being prepared to do whatever it is you ask staff to do
Why you need to have a robust recruitment process
Why customer service is a key
What the whole point of mentoring is
What to look for in a mentor

Kerrie Dorman’s Bio

I have been a serial entrepreneur from the age of twenty, starting, buying and selling small businesses as well as a liquidation. On the back of my last sale I joined The London Innovation Centre as a Mentor in 2007. Since then, I have been refining mentoring and coaching to achieve high levels of productivity from those I work with. I tend to work with management teams as well as those at the helm, which gives me clearer insight on the dynamics in the workspace. My methods are mentor lead rather than coach lead which capitalises on entrepreneurial straights and thinking ‘outside the box’. For me it is all about the people because they create the business structure and processes.

http://kerriedorman.com/
https://twitter.com/KerrieDormanLtd

Thank you for listening!

If you want bespoke food business advice and guidance, drop me an email info@femalefoodpreneurcollective.com to book your free consultation call.

My experience is as follows:

Ex-Banking Consultant
Food Business Consultant
FoodBev Food & Drink Judge for 2017/18
Virgin Start-Up Mentor
Food Business Podcast Host
Guest Business Writer.
Networking Event Host
Facebook group Host For food entrepreneurs.

Why Over-giving Will Kill You And Your Business

 

In this episode I cover how to avoid over-giving in your business so you can avoid exhaustion and feeling burnt out and resentful. I also talk about what to do if you feel like giving up on your business.

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How To Open A Restaurant With Style & Grace

This a fantastic episode for so many reasons. Ever wondered what its like to be an Apprentice candidate? April spills the beans in this episode and reveals how she used her experience to crack on with her latest restaurant venture. Enjoy!

threelittlebirdsja.com

https://twitter.com/3littlebirdsJA

In this episode we cover:

  • April’s background.
  • The apprentice experience and lessons taken.
  • April’s blog and work in Jamaica
  • Three little birds
  • April’s take on caribbean food
  • Her advice for anyone opening and running a restaurant.
  • Her next step.

April Jackson’s Bio

Raised by an entrepreneurial father and self-made man with interests in shipping, remittances and property, who built his business with a string work ethic and tenacity, 26 year old entrepreneur April Jackson was a champion of Jamaica long before she was crowned a beauty queen and Miss Jamaica Universe in 2008.

April’s founding of one of Brixton’s most desirable eateries, Three Little Birds, since appearing on BBC’s Apprentice is not unexpected. Boasting delectable Jamaican cuisine small-plates style, rum based cocktails and an array of the island’s condiments, coffee and clothing, it is far from a typical Caribbean haunt.

Well known on the social scene for her friendships with Jamaica’s jet-set (Usain Bolt and Shaggy are pals) April’s model past is only one facet of the entrepreneur’s person. Founder of foodie blog TheYummytruth.com in which April shares her food adventures and Jamaican inspired recipes, at just 26 April is the foodie entrepreneur to watch – and determined to make Jamaican food a firm fixture on the UK palate.

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Thank you for listening!

Maybe you’re struggling to be more visible so you can be recognized as an expert in your field.  Or has your business blog, podcast or vlog gone stale or become irregular?

That’s where I come in!  

  1. I offer content audit, creation and editing services. You can my packages here.
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Why You Should Apply For Business Awards

In this episode we cover:

  • Who is FoodBev Media. (Includes information about our 3 awards schemes
  • Why brands should enter awards
  • Top tips for entering awards
  • How shortlisted, nominated and winners can leverage the exposure
  • The importance of a judging panel

Isabel Sturgess is the Marketing Director at FoodBev Media; a B2B media company who offer all you need to know about food and drink trends and innovations around the world.

FoodBev Media produce two industry leading publications, alongside a range of free industry newsletters. We also host the industry’s most established awards schemes:

  • World Food Innovation Awards
  • World Dairy Innovation Awards
  • World Beverage Innovation Awards

Our awards have been running for over 15 years and each year we see continued interest from companies of all different sizes, from all over the world.

For more information on FoodBev Media, their awards and what we have to offer, please visit www.foodbev.com.

Social media:

Twitter: @foodbev and @foodbevawards

Facebook: /FoodBevMedia

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Facebook Business Page

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Thank you for listening!

Maybe you’re struggling to be more visible so you can be recognized as an expert in your field.  Or has your business blog, podcast or vlog gone stale or become irregular?

That’s where I come in!  

  1. I offer content audit, creation and editing services. You can my packages here.
  2. I also help entrepreneurs and business’ who want more visibility, influence and impact in their industry.  Drop me an email info@femalefoodpreneurcollective.com to book a free consultation call.

Could you eat three meals a day with just £2.10?

Lucy Vincent is a 25 year old East London based freelance writer and campaigner. With a background in both the food and fashion industries, Lucy became interested in nutrition in prison after writing an article on the subject in November last year. Her campaign for better prison food, Food Behind Bars, launched soon after. Lucy has since spoken on the subject on the BBC, radio and at expert conferences across the country and abroad.

Website: www.foodbehindbars.co.uk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodbehindbars/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodbehindbars

The Guardian

Huffington Post

Vogue

In this episode we cover:

  • Lucy’s background and experience
  • Why this campaign?
  • Leveraging media attention to grow her start up
  • The challenges and feedback she has received
  • Real Case Study: Sophie’s story
  • Cost & Variety of food in prison

http://foodbehindbars.co.uk/

http://www.refinery29.uk/what-women-in-uk-prisons-are-eating

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/13/liz-truss-prison-food-jamie-olvier-schools-poor-diet-behaviour

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/lucy-vincent/uk-prison-food_b_13276460.html

http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/lucy-vincent-food-behind-bars

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Thank you for listening!

Maybe you’re struggling to be more visible so you can be recognized as an expert in your field.  Or has your business blog, podcast or vlog gone stale or become irregular?

That’s where I come in!  

  1. I offer content audit, creation and editing services. You can my packages here.
  2. I also help entrepreneurs and businesses who want more visibility, influence and impact in their industry using live video marketing.  Drop me an email info@femalefoodpreneurcollective.com to book a free consultation call.

 

How To Lead An Alcohol Free Revolution

Another fantastic interview with a trail blazer highlighting the many female founders leading the way in the drinks sector. Laura’s shares some gems from her years of campaigning experience.

Laura Willoughby MBE is a political campaigner by background, she even chaired licensing committee in Islington for a number of years and ran the bank switching campaign Move your Money. She set up Club Soda to support a growing number of people who are looking to change their drinking habits to improve their health.

In this episode we cover:

  • What the mindful drinking festival is all about and how it started
  • Laura’s political background and how she’s used it to grow her start up
  • The ups and downs of growing a start-up
  • How to get and leverage media attention
  • How collaborations, networking and partnerships have helped Club Soda
  • Why you should attend the mindful drinking festival

https://mindfuldrinkingfestival.com/about/

https://joinclubsoda.co.uk/about/meet-the-team/

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Thank you for listening!

Maybe you’re struggling to be more visible so you can be recognized as an expert in your field.  Or has your business blog, podcast or vlog gone stale or become irregular?

That’s where I come in!  

  1. I offer content audit, creation and editing services. You can my packages here.
  2. I also provide packages for entrepreneurs and businesses who want more visibility, influence and impact in their industry.  Drop me an email info@femalefoodpreneurcollective.com to book a free consultation call.

Special Episode

 

Special Episode: Updates & Announcements + Upcoming episodes.

Upcoming episodes

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What this means for you as a listener.

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Thank you for listening!  

Maybe you’re struggling to be more visible so you can be recognized as an expert in your field.  Or has your business blog, podcast or vlog gone stale or become irregular?

That’s where I come in!  

  1. I offer content audit, creation and editing services. You can my packages here.
  2. I also provide packages for entrepreneurs and businesses who want more visibility, influence and impact in their

How To Start A Supper Club With A Twist

 

In this episode Alissa shares how she started a supper club which is fast becoming one of London’s most stylish, interesting and special experiences. Alissa shares how she uses instagram, networking and email marketing to grow her business. This is a real gem!

www.kinovino.org 
Instagram : @borsch_and_no_tears 
Facebook www.facebook.com/KinoVinoLondon/ 
Twitter @borschnotears

Alissa Bio:

Food and film are Alissa’s two greatest loves. She has studied and worked in film for 12 years, gaining a PhD in film history and a lot of valuable experience as curator and coordinator of film festivals, collaborating with UK’s leading institutions such as Tate Modern, the British Film Institute and the Barbican. While the world of film exhibition and scholarship seemed like a logical place to be, her creativity was stifled and the only satisfying outlet she could find was in cooking and hosting dinner parties. A hobby rapidly became an obsession and within a year of setting up her food blog and Instagram, she had decided to quit her job and embark on a new project: a cinema-supper club called KinoVino, which would offer film screenings and sit-down dinners with unique menus inspired by the films.

Launched in 2015, the supper club has been rapidly gaining recognition as one of London’s most original projects, redefining the local food and film scene. Featured in British Vogue, Oliver magazine, Vice, The Curious Pear, Khoollect and BBC Radio 4 Food programme, KinoVino was named one of the 10 best supper clubs by TimeOut London, and is regularly featured in their round ups of top monthly events. Initially welcoming 20 guests for its pilot run, KinoVino is now selling out most of its gatherings of 40-50 people each month. For each edition Alissa collaborates with some of the most vibrant food personalities on the British food scene, including London-based chefs Olia Hercules, Tom Hunt, Kylee Newton, Oliver Rowe, Yasmin Khan, Emma Spitzer and Dan Doherty, as well as chefs who come to London specifically for the occasion – Romy Gill, Eleonora Galasso and Bethany Kehdy. The KinoVino lineup of guest chefs looks equally exciting and includes collaborations with Rachel Roddy, Sumayya Usmani and Rosie Birkett, making the monthly gatherings a much-coveted event in the calendar of a London foodie.

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Explore An Alternative Route To Market: The Travel Sector

 

 

In this episode we cover:

What does the travel sector include?
How to approach the travel industry with your brand
How to decide where in the travel sector to take your brand
How TickEat helps its clients transition into the travel industry
Benefits of your brand considering the travel sector ( brand exposure/volumes).
Biggest challenges facing food brands looking to get into the travel sector
What accreditations food brands need to be considered for the travel sector (SALSA/BRC)
The huge opportunity for in travel for snacking brands.
Timescales for the buying process in the travel industry.
What happens when products are delisted.
The only UK Food Exhibition for buyers from the travel industry (October 2017).

WFP33 | Explore An Alternative Route To Market: The Travel Sector | Heerum Fleary

www.tickeat.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/TickEat
twitter.com/TickEat

Heerum is the Director of TickEat which was formed in 2015.

If you are an up and coming food or beverage business looking to branch out into the travel and leisure sector, then TickEat is the perfect Strategic Business Development Partner for you.

Specialising in bringing fresh new innovative products onto airlines, Trains, Ferries and Hotels, by helping our clients tailor their products to succeed.

Having a passion for innovation, and whole-heartedly believing in the products they work with, which is why they put their all into seeing products grow within the travel sector.

As experts within the travel sector they have great working relationships with the buyers and many leading players within the travel and leisure industry.

Working with TickEat opens doors for clients and improves operational efficiencies than taking on these sectors yourselves.

TickEat also has a sub brand called Innoveat. Innoveat is the UK’s one and only leading Food Exhibition for the Travel and Leisure sector. Only catalogue published in the UK with products which fit into the travel & leisure sectors as well as a monthly online newsletter publication.

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