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


My food & drink job: Alex Rodda, brand project manager, Rodda’s

Sixth-generation Rodda family member Alex has progressed through four roles in his three years at the company

Emily Wright Kraft Heinz

My food & drink job: Emily Wright, innovation brand manager, Kraft Heinz

Emily is responsible for new product development in Heinz’s baked beans, pasta and soup categories


My food & drink job: Yasmin Langman, packing supervisor, Forthglade

Yasmin manages a team of up to 20 people at Forthglade’s Okehampton factory

George Black, Trade Marketing Executive at ICB (Intercontinental Brands)

My food & drink job: George Black, trade marketing executive, Intercontinental Brands

George followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the family drinks business

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My food & drink job: Eve Crump, category development manager, Pladis

Law graduate Eve chose to switch career paths and apply for a role at Pladis

Beth george kerry foods

My food & drink job: Beth George, brand manager, Kerry Foods

Beth’s role at Kerry Foods focuses on driving growth of the Fridge Raiders brand

rob and james smith arrowtown

My Food & Drink Job: Rob and James Smith, co-founders, Arrowtown

Brothers Rob and James launched their own hard seltzer brand just five weeks ago

Frankie Ingram PepsiCo

My food & drink job: Frankie Ingram, national account manager, PepsiCo

At the peak of the pandemic, Frankie co-ordinated a donation to two local food banks

Dalton - Landscape

My food & drink job: Dalton Fox, apprentice electronics engineer, SNB

Dalton fixes machinery for a range of food & drink businesses, from start-ups to national manufacturers

celeste hartley oggs

My food & drink job: Celeste Hartley, community and brand manager, Oggs

Celeste feels lucky to work for a brand at the centre of plant-based innovation

Nina Collins Sisters Distillery

My food & drink job: Nina Collins, events manager, Sisters Distillery

Nina is the daughter of one of the distillery’s founding sisters and loves working with family

Olivia Wilton - Bakedin.docx

My food & drink job: Olivia Wilton, product developer, Bakedin

Keen baker Olivia studied patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu


My food & drink job: Hannah Kaye, trade marketing executive, AB InBev

Hannah had to attend an assessment center in Belgium as part of her graduate scheme

Shannon from Choc Affair

My food & drink job: Shannon Farmery, trainee operations supervisor, Choc Affair

In her role as a trainee, Shannon is learning to manage all aspects of a chocolate factory

Tom Bell - Quorn

My food & drink job: Tom Bell, innovation chef, Quorn

Tom loves working for a company that cares about the health of people and the planet 

Gemma Charman

My food & drink job: Gemma Charman, social media & creativity manager, Squeaky Bean

Gemma began her career in social media by starting her own vegan Instagram account

Alex Kelsey - Love Cocoa (1)

My food & drink job: Alex Kelsey, head of sales, Love Cocoa

Alex is helping to fight deforestation through his work at ethical chocolate brand Love Cocoa

francesca slonker seven brothers

My food & drink job: Francesca Slonker, digital marketing apprentice, Seven Brothers

Francesca landed her role after attending an ‘intense’ apprenticeship bootcamp

millie graham dead pixel films

My food & drink job: Millie Graham, video editor, Dead Pixel Films

Millie’s company has created video marketing content for food brands such as Heck and Pip & Nut

ellie wilkins creative nature

My food & drink job: Ellie Wilkins, design and marketing associate, Creative Nature

Ellie’s role combines her love of good food with her passion for design



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