All posts by “Victoria Stewart

Hospitality Speaks

Hospitality Speaks (new not-for-profit platform)

Together with numerous volunteers and collaborators, I am proud to launch a new not-for-profit platform, Hospitality Speaks, where we will be sharing stories and ideas to create conversations about industry culture. *** After over 18 months of research and interviews, I have concluded that sharing real, […]

British Library: Inspiring Entrepreneurs panel (moderator)

As part of The British Library’s food series, I was really pleased to moderate an excellent panel of speakers at a recent event called Recipes For Success: Inspiring Entrepreneurs which featured founder-entrepreneurs: Guy Singh-Watson from Riverford Food, Praveen Vijn from Eat Natural and Pippa Murray from Pip […]

Top Drawer: Meet the Maker (host / interviewer)

As part of the Meet the Maker food sessions at Top Drawer trade show, I enjoyed doing a live interview with the brilliant Ruth Holbrook, head of wholesale at the well-known London cheese purveyors, Paxton & Whitfield. This was part of its live line-up area called RetailFest, […]

AMP (A Meeting Place) digital zine

Together with writer Anna Sulan Masing and chef Romy Gill, we launched AMP (A Meeting Place), a new digital zine designed to amplify women’s voices in food and sustainability. The launch of AMP Issue #1 was in physical form – 14 experts presenting for 5 […]

The comic who cooks (Watts What Magazine)

Comedian Joe Lycett on his talent for cooking (definitely no capers involved) – and the secret of epic chicken soup (Words: Victoria Stewart. Image: Matt Crockett)  If you’ve ever seen Joe Lycett perform stand-up, there’s a high chance you’ll have laughed until your sides hurt. […]

Sustainable Restaurants report (Stylus)

The restaurant and hospitality industry is beginning to think about sustainability in a wider context – from environmental impact to ethical employment practices. Staff wellbeing is having a positive impact on business growth, and consumers are demanding to know that the food they’re eating is […]

A distillery that’s the Noma of booze (Wired Magazine)

Copenhagen-based Empirical Spirits, led by Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, wants to bring new flavour to alcoholic drinks. (Photo: Christoffer Rydqvist) Words: Victoria Stewart In a warehouse on Refshaleøen island, Copenhagen, a chorus of clattering is being produced by hacked-together machinery. Finishing some work on a […]

Street food panel discussion (Chair, Kerb Talks)

Kerb, the London street food community, is hosting a series of panel discussions over the coming months, to explore the issues, opportunities and trends shaping London’s food industry today. The series as a whole aims to deliver predictions on future trends for London food and begins with […]

New British Foods (Food tour leader, Sidestory)

Sidestory is a new start-up travel company that runs what it calls ‘curated, immersive experiences’ led by different experts in a particular city. After contacting me, we worked hard on the tricky task of coming up with the idea for a food-related walking tour of one part […]