Women in Food, Fine Beverages and Hospitality

LDE London is proud to announce its support and collaboration with the Luminary Bakery.

Luminary Bakery is a social enterprise based in Stoke Newington, and is a subsidiary of the charity Kahaila which responds to needs within the community.

Luminary was founded to support disadvantaged and vulnerable women by offering a path to employability with which to build a future for themselves and their families. The women come from many backgrounds – they may be survivors of abusive relationships, or been forced into prostitution, or recently released from prison – and many are single mothers. Luminary teaches them basic baking skills by offering courses, work experience and paid employment within a safe and professional environment which fosters self confidence and self belief.

Our first event which will raise funds for Luminary is the International Women’s Day event on March 8th – featuring a conversation among successful women in the food industry, led by Sheila Dillon, that will focus on the many ways that food can empower women.

We will continue to fundraise throughout the year with Luminary Bakery as the major beneficiary, but we also plan to support them through mentorship, specifically offering role models drawn from our membership who will inspire the bakery students to envision their own success.


To find out more, or to make a donation, please go to our contact us page.