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

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

may bullock lucy's dressings

My food & drink job: May Bullock, operations & export, Lucy’s Dressings

May’s varied role can see her visiting the Chambers of Commerce or developing products in a hairnet and wellies

Alana Lim five points brewing co

My food & drink job: Alana Lim, brewery assistant, The Five Points Brewing Company

A job at a taproom in New Zealand started Alana on her journey in brewing 

lizzy coleman g's fresh

My food & drink job: Lizzy Coleman, graduate management trainee, G’s Fresh

Lizzy got to live in Spain during one of the four diverse placements on her scheme

jordan palmer and matt mahatme lixir drinks

My food & drink job: Jordan Palmer and Matt Mahatme, co-founders, Lixir Drinks

Former bartenders Jordan and Matt set up their mixer business following a successful crowdfunding campaign 

James Anderson

My food & drink job: James Anderson, junior sales executive, Tony’s Chocolonely

James is helping to end slavery in the cocoa industry though his work at confectionery brand Tony’s

Charlie bowker native snacks

My food & drink job: Charlie Bowker, co-founder, Native Snacks

After three years working in financial PR, Charlie quit his job to start his own brand with business partner Darcy

Lowrie Pudology

My food & drink job: Lowri Allen, account executive, Pudology

After applying for jobs during her exams, Lowri landed her role at Pudology and a first-class degree on the same day

katie lloyd Nestle York apprentice

My food & drink job: Katie Lloyd, application group specialist, Nestlé

As well as making chocolate, Katie uses her experience to promote apprenticeships at Nestlé and beyond

tom tickner molson coors

My food & drink job: Tom Tickner, line lead, Molson Coors

Tom loves the feeling of pride involved in producing some of the nation’s most loved drinks

max coleman wheyhey 1

My food & drink job: Max Coleman, account manager, Wheyhey

Life at Wheyhey is made ‘a little bit wacky’ by Max, who followed in his dad’s footsteps to pursue a career in food

Patrick wilk

My food & drink Job: Patrick Wilk, graduate liquid developer, Quintessential Brands

Patrick tells us what life is like behind the scenes of the fast-paced spirits industry



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