My Food Job is The Grocer’s new 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 Job

wilf marriott islands chocolate

My food & drink job: Wilf Marriott, managing director, Islands Chocolate

Wilf talks chocolate, transparency and learning on the job

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My food & drink job: Matt Norton, business development executive, Visionary Food Solutions

Matt explains why ‘every day’s a school day’ when working in the food & drink industry

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My food & drink job: Josh Gooding, NPD project manager, Musclefood

Josh says his passions for both food and boxing inspire him to create nutritional and great-tasting products

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My food & drink job: Paris Baker, national sales executive, Lo Bros

Even on the most manic days, it doesn’t feel like work if you love what you do, says Paris

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My food & drink job: Heather Byres, chef tutor, School of Wok

Heather talks us through her role as a cookery tutor and tells us what makes a happy kitchen

johnny durant nomad foods

My food & drink job: Johnny Durant, assistant product development manager, Nomad Foods

Product developer Johnny explains why his role is a ‘perfect marriage’ of his passions for food and science

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My food & drink job: Charlie Phillips, consumer champion, Snaffling Pig

People think working for a food company is easy, says Charlie, when in fact it’s all trial and error

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My food & drink job: Alex Reay, marketing executive, Joe & Seph's

Looking for a role in the food industry? Go for it, says Alex, but make sure you work for a brand with the same values as you

joanne ingham sambazon

My food & drink job: Joanne Ingham, marketing executive, Sambazon

Joanne explains why getting a job at an environmentally-concious brand was important to her

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My food & drink job: Rory Warnock, head of out of home and wholesale, BEPPS

A big misconception is that accounts are easy to win, says Rory. It’s all about proving why there is a demand for your product.

ben allchurch indie bay

My food & drink job: Ben Allchurch, sales manager, Indie Bay

Ben’s advice for getting into the food & drink industry? Hustle!

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My food & drink job: Tom Jordan, co-founder, Jubel

Tom’s move into the food & drink industry was an unconventional one. He talks us through quitting a city job to start a business from scratch

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My food & drink job: Will Cabedo, sales executive, Brave

Will expains how getting out and about – and trading snacks – are the highlights of his role

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My food & drink job: Abigail Nicholson, category marketing manager, Rich Products

Abigail tells us how her experience on a graduate scheme has proved invaluable to her role

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My food & drink job: Toby Fleming, sales executive, The Curators

Small start-ups are always looking for help, says Toby, so it’s worth taking a chance and sending some emails

orla weir ugly drinks

My food & drink job: Orla Weir, UK Brand & E-Commerce Manager, Ugly Drinks

Orla explains why you need to be driven, resilient and ambitious when working for a startup like Ugly

Kelsey McKechnie the balvenie apprentice malt master

My food & drink job: Kelsey McKechnie, The Balvenie apprentice malt master

Kelsey talks us through the passion and excitement involved in working for a family-owned company

calum walker vit hit

My food job: Calum Walker, commercial manager, VIT HIT

Calum believes being resilient and educating yourself on the industry are key to success in food & drink

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My food & drink job: Geetika Obhrai, sales and operations executive, Nix & Kix

Geetika tells us why showing your personality and asking questions will help you to land the right role

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My food & drink job: Catherine Burrows, data scientist, Gousto

Catherine explains how people with different skills and backgrounds can find a role to suit them in the industry

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