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

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

sophie knox richmond doughlicious

My food & drink job: Sophie Knox Richmond, food writer & recipe developer, Doughlicious

Food writer Sophie has followed in her mother’s footsteps and hopes to pen her own cookbook

Kim Dorman british corner shop

My food & drink job: Kimberley Dorman, marketing executive, British Corner Shop

Kim talks us through her role at British Corner Shop, which exports ‘home comforts’ to customers overseas

Bulegenov, Askar

My food & drink job: Askar Bulegenov, founder & CEO, Grocemania

One of our Top New Talent class of 2019, Askar started his own business while still at university

matt pugh shropshire trading

My food & drink job: Matt Pugh, trader, Shropshire Trading

Matt works with problem stock, helping to reduce food waste while offering retailers great value

louis o rourke biotiful

My food & drink job: Louis O’Rourke, team & office manager, Biotiful Dairy

The Biotiful team relies on Louis to ‘solve problems and keep the business moving forward’

Iona cairns isle of harris

My food & drink job: Iona Cairns, brand ambassador, Isle of Harris Distillery

Brand ambassador Iona is often busy organising and hosting events

katie lankston radnor hills

My food & drink job: Katie Lankston, marketing executive, Radnor Hills

Katie uses marketing to bring customers ‘behind the scenes’ at Radnor Hills

Thomas Clare Lavazza

My food & drink job: Thomas Clare, coffee trainer, Lavazza

Thomas ‘fell in love with coffee’ at the age of 13 and now trains baristas for a living 

Daisy gibson mallow and marsh

My food & drink job: Daisy Gibson, brand & creative manager, Mallow & Marsh

One of our Top New Talent class of 2019, Daisy uses her creativity to grow the Mallow & Marsh brand

charlotte harrison coconut merchant

My food & drink job: Charlotte Harrison, sales manager, Coconut Merchant

Charlotte’s career dream? To take over the world, one coconut at a time…

tarow loke hotel chocolat

My food & drink job: Tarow Loke, chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat

Former chef Tarow was working for the company as a sales assistant before becoming a chocolatier

freya barratt lanique

My food & drink job: Freya Barratt, brand & marketing executive, Lanique

Freya tells us how she is playing a part in the ‘exciting legacy’ of Lanique



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