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

Alice Crawshaw booths

My food & drink job: Alice Crawshaw, chilled food buyer, Booths

Alice tells us what it takes to keep suppliers and customers happy in her role as a buyer

Daniel Lamsdale

My food & drink job: Daniel Lamsdale, assistant manager, Spar Battlefield

What does it take to keep a store running smoothly? Daniel tells us how he does it

Tash Ruparelia dr wills

My food & drink job: Tash Ruparelia, community & brand manager, Dr Will’s

Tash tells us how buying a bottle of Dr Will’s ketchup led to a full-time job at the brand

danielle scott mars wrigley

My food & drink job: Danielle Scott, engineering apprentice, Mars Wrigley

Danielle talks us through life as an apprentice and what the future holds for her at Mars Wrigley

Caroline Watt

My food & drink job: Caroline Watt, brand manager, Pernod Ricard UK

Caroline talks us through life at the alcoholic drinks giant, where she started on its Bright Futures programme

Betsy Saunders spar

My food & drink job: Betsy May Saunders, digital marketing coordinator, Appleby Westward

Betsy May talks about the importance of office culture and the perks of a staff shop

Katie sams

My food & drink job: Katie Sams, client liaison manager, Product Chain

Katie first became interested in the supply chain when working at Tesco. Now she helps brands get their products on shelves


My food & drink job: Rupert Avery, senior market manager, Kerb

Rupert tells us what it’s like to work with – and taste – some of the best street food talent in London

Ben Theobald

My food & drink job: Ben Theobald, Chupa Chups product manager, Perfetti Van Melle

Ben talks us through his current role and his dreams for a zero-waste ‘retail empire’

jayne loughlin edrington beam suntory

My food & drink job: Jayne Loughlin, category development graduate, Edrington-Beam Suntory

Jayne tells us about her role at EBS, the benefits of graduate schemes – and her favourite cocktail

regan howard nisa

My food & drink job: Regan Howard, campaign & media partnerships manager, Nisa

Regan moved into a marketing role at Nisa after starting her career in local radio

Mimi Proudlock

My food & drink job: Mimi Proudlock, marketing manager, Press London

Mimi loves helping people adopt healthier lifestyles through her work at drinks brand Press

Jack Taylor Boost drinks

My food & drink job: Jack Taylor, trade marketing executive, Boost Drinks

A university project developing products for Greggs gave Jack the food and drink bug

jamie cashmore taylors of harrogate

My food & drink job: Jamie Cashmore, green coffee technician, Taylors of Harrogate

Alongside his role at Taylors, lifelong food lover Jamie is training to become a coffee Q Grader

evie morrice livia's

My food & drink job: Evie Morrice, head of product, Livia's

Evie gives an insight into life at Livia’s, where candidates bring cake to their interview

lydia owens pip & nut

My food & drink job: Lydia Owens, commercial executive, Pip & Nut

Keen actor Lydia explains how a job at Covent Garden’s 26 Grains sparked her interest in food

lucy crump general mills

My food & drink job: Lucy Crump, key account manager, General Mills

Former General Mills receptionist Lucy tells us how she worked her way up to her current role

David Walker

My food & drink job: David Walker, retail development manager, Heineken

David tells us why resilience and adaptability are key to success in the industry

julia masselos feedr

My food & drink job: Julia Masselos, marketing & design executive, Feedr

Julia tells us what it’s like working in the ‘multidimensional yet intensely personal’ world of food

will gray premier foods

My food & drink job: Will Gray, online technician, Premier Foods

Will tells us how Premier’s apprenticeship scheme helped him to secure a role he loves



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