Women in Food, Fine Beverages and Hospitality

LDE London Sponsoring Alex Beighton at the School of Artisan Food

Here at LDE London, our mission is to advance and support aspiring professional women in food and beverage and we are founded on the principle of creating a supportive culture within our community through sharing knowledge; supporting our members and providing leadership, educational opportunities, and philanthropic events for the community at large.

One of the ways in which we do this is by actively encouraging and supporting women who want to enter the world of food and beverage.

This year we are thrilled to be sponsoring Ales Beighton to study for her Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking at The School of Artisan Food.  The course is accredited by FDQ and equivalent to Foundation Degree Level and is a full-time, intensive six-month course that boasts unrivalled tuition from industry’s most recognised producers and experts. It also includes an outstanding opportunity to explore setting up an artisan business.

The course programme at The School of Artisan Food is designed to give people the opportunity to get back in touch with real, handmade food.  They not only teach practical and enjoyable ways to produce food, but also ask important questions about why food is produced in the way it is, what the alternatives are and what the future may look like.

Already, Alex has been busy covering a huge range of breads and learning about the business side of things with lessons on who to set up an artisan business.

This wonderful experience wouldn’t be possible without our sponsorship and funds raised by LDE London from our Edible London and Cork events. It is also a huge step in one woman’s career in the food industry, as Alex works towards her dream of opening her own bakery.

We are with Alex every step of the way!

Dames News

Huge congratulations to Dame Barbara Segall, who has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award 2023 at the Garden Media Guild Page Awards!
Celebrating the best of horticultural communications, the award is in the gift of the Garden Media Guild committee and is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession over the years.
We can certainly attest to the fact that there is nothing Barbara doesn’t know about herbs – our very own herb queen!