My Food Job is The Grocer’s online series profiling young people aged 30 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 digital & social content producer Maddie Maynard

Charlie Sims Prodigy

My food & drink job: Charlie Sims, head of sales, Prodigy Snacks

As head of sales, Charlie is in the ‘driving seat’ of better-for-you chocolate brand Prodigy

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My food & drink job: Eloise Cantello, senior account executive, Wild Card PR

Eloise does PR for fmcg brands like Ginsters and Yeo Valley 

Charlotte Hyde

My food & drink job: Charlotte Hyde, assistant brand manager, Indie Bay

Charlotte started her career in food with a six-month placement at Saclà

Stephanie Buttery Chu Lo Drinks

My food & drink job: Stephanie Buttery, founder, Chu Lo Drinks

Stephanie is currently a contestant on Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars

Charlotte Seddon, Bio&Me

My food & drink job: Charlotte Seddon, operations co-ordinator, Bio&Me

Charlotte’s role includes liaising with suppliers and managing inventory

Zoe Isaacs Kind

My food & drink job: Zoe Isaacs, social community & digital content manager, Kind

Food lover Zoe manages Kind’s social accounts and media strategy

Caitlyn Ward

My food & drink job: Caitlyn Ward, digital marketing & admin executive, Creative Nature

Caitlyn got her job at free-from brand Creative Nature via the Kickstarter programme

Oli Ballantine - Days Brewing

My food & drink job: Oli Ballantine, national account manager, Days Brewing Co

Oli, who previously worked for Proper, got his first two jobs in food through Young Foodies

Archie and Frank Reynolds Kingcott Dairy

My food & drink job: Frank Reynolds, dairy farmer & cheesemaker, Kingcott Dairy

Frank started working on his family’s farm aged 18 before going on to develop a blue cheese

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My food & drink job: Ed Faulkner and Ivo Devereux, co-founders, Sapling Spirits

Ed and Ivo are making a difference with their ‘climate positive’ spirits brand

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My food & drink job: Anastasia Argent, head of NPD & social media, Soupologie

Anastasia works alongside her family at vegan soup brand Soupologie 

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My food & drink job: Emma Wright, apprentice technical operator, Premier Foods

Apprentice Emma works on Premier Foods’ Oxo Cube production lines

Grocer Rory

My food & drink job: Rory Millar, assistant brand manager, Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

Rory acts as a brand ambassador for Union, which produces ethical speciality coffees

Mona El-Saytari Minor Figures

My food & drink job: Mona El-Saytari, growth marketing manager, Minor Figures

Mona looks after global digital activity for vegan drinks brand Minor Figures

Tom Arrowsmith Pentadel

My food & drink job: Tom Arrowsmith, quantity surveyor, Pentadel

Tom’s team is responsible for the design and management of the construction of food processing facilities

Jade Warne - Aldermans Drinks

My food & drink job: Jade Warne, marketing assistant, Alderman’s Drinks

Jade was promoted to marketing assistant within a year of joining Alderman’s Drinks

Jessica Whittaker_ WKD Marketing Exec

My food & drink job: Jessica Whittaker, marketing executive, SHS Drinks

Jessica works on brand projects for WKD, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year

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My food & drink job: Stephanie Squires, marketing executive, Ball

Stephanie loves being part of ‘a strong chain of female leaders’ at packaging company Ball

Pheobe Montgomery Butcombe Pubs & Inns (1)

My food & drink job: Phoebe Montgomery, chef de partie, Butcombe Pubs & Inns

Phoebe loves the sense of community and teamwork that comes with working in hospitality 

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My food & drink job: Deanna Chaytor, national account manager, Mallow & Marsh

Deanna’s favourite part of her role is attending trade shows and events

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