My Food Job is The Grocer’s online series profiling young people aged 25 and under in the UK food & drink industry. We want to shine a light on the fantastic talent coming through the ranks – and inspire others to consider a career in this exciting industry. Want to put yourself or a colleague forward? Please contact our online content assistant Maddie Maynard

jessica gutaj

My food & drink job: Jessica Gutaj, sales executive, Nix & Kix

Jessica enjoys the shows, events and international travel that comes with her role

rosie butler willicroft

My food & drink job: Rosie Butler, head of marketing, Willicroft

Amsterdam-based Rosie can be found biking around the city delivering plant-based cheese samples

Francesca bruni two brooks

My food & drink job: Francesca Bruni, co-founder, Two Brooks

Francesca founded hard seltzer brand Two Brooks with her brother Fabio

georgia hughes punchy drinks

My food & drink job: Georgia Hughes, sales & marketing executive, Punchy Drinks

As part of a very small team, Georgia enjoys seeing her ideas come to life

Anna Draper

My food & drink job: Anna Draper, brand manager, Little Moons

Brand manager Anna is on a mission to make Little Moons a household name

nicola beardmore ornua

My food & drink job: Nicola Beardmore, cheese grader, Ornua

Nicola joined Ornua after winning a Young Cheesemonger Award in 2018


My food & drink job: Ethan Hogan, national account manager, Piccolo

22-year-old Ethan is grateful to his team for ‘valuing ambition above age’ and giving him some great opportunities 

freddie keen

My food & drink job: Freddie Keen, technical graduate, Pentadel

Freddie helps food brands such as Tyrrells, Hello Fresh and Charlie Bigham’s solve production issues

Will Harris - Rich Products

My food & drink job: Will Harris, insight analyst, Rich Products

The baby, beauty and toiletries sector first drew Will to fmcg, before he realised bakery was his calling

Catriona Chick 2020

My food & drink job: Catriona Chick, retail services manager, Spar

Through her work at Spar, Catriona is ‘making shopping fun and exciting, rather than a chore’

miles wheeler the savourists

My food & drink job: Miles Wheeler, sales & marketing executive, The Savourists

Miles enjoys ‘the opportunities to learn and grow’ that come from working at a startup

ryan new

My food & drink job: Ryan Williams, product scientist, Moma

Ryan’s role is to ‘explore and understand the science of oats’

christie webb caleno

My food & drink job: Christie Webb, operations manager, Caleño Drinks

Christie is part of a small team of six at the non-alcoholic spirit brand

dan phillips alderman's drinks

My food & drink job: Daniel Phillips, business support executive, Alderman’s Drinks

After working at a venue during university, music lover Daniel knew a career in drinks was for him

zak langley modern standard coffee

My food & drink job: Zak Langley, roastery manager, Modern Standard Coffee

Zak talks us through his process of roasting, testing and maintaining high quality coffee at Modern Standard

Hal atkinson bells of lazonby

My food & drink job: Hal Atkinson, marketing executive, Bells of Lazonby

Hal started his marketing career in pharmaceuticals but enjoys the more creative nature of food & drink

Phoebe Robson - Adnams

My food & drink job: Phoebe Robson, social media manager, Adnams

Phoebe used to spend summer holidays in Southwold and always dreamed of working at Adnams

victoria carton

My food & drink job: Veronica Carton, marketing executive, Freixenet Copestick

Veronica’s role can include anything from running an event to dressing up as a pumpkin

Abbie Griffiths the billington group

My food & drink job: Abbie Griffiths, graduate technologist, The Billington Group

Abbie’s interest in the supply chain led her to join The Billington Group’s graduate scheme

ellen lindvall biscuiteers

My food & drink job: Ellen Lindvall, production planning assistant, Biscuiteers

The perks of Ellen’s job include free biscuits and cuddles from the office dogs



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