Ranji Thangiah is a London based food photographer, who specialises in editorial, lifestyle and restaurant photography. Her journey into food photography started with her Sri Lankan food blog, Tooting Mama. The blog reflects her Sri Lankan heritage and culture shared through recipes and stories.
Babatunde Abifarin is founder of Farin Road restaurant in Edinburgh, and has worked in the trade for the better part of a decade. Abi has always been eager to introduce the Scottish community to African food, by adding African ingredients to many of his menus at restaurants where he has worked as head chef.
Mabina Zinga is the founder of Brazza, a restaurant that has recently moved from Pop Brixton in South London. The restaurant mixes Congolese, West African and European influences to create a unique take on African food.
Aghiles Ourad is the founder of ‘The Other Grape’, importing quality wines from the Arab world to spotlight ‘both the forgotten grapes and their untold stories’.
Be Inclusive Hospitality (BIH), founded by Lorraine Copes to advance racial equity in Hospitality, Food and Drink, is proud to announce its inaugural BIH Spotlight Awards, taking place on 24 October 2022. The awards will celebrate businesses and individuals of exceptional talent and achievement from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds working within the hospitality industry today.
We hosted the final Club Thrive event on Monday August 1st, combining Thrive in Spirits x Thrive in Beer. We were joined by four incredible panellists to discuss career experiences and the importance of representation within the hospitality industry.
Nadine Brown is a recipe developer, writer and food stylist from London. She’s worked for many leading food publications, including Sainsbury’s magazine, Weight Watchers, Olive, BBC Good Food. We spoke to Nadine about her career to date.
On Tuesday 5th of July 22, BIH founder Lorraine Copes curated and hosted an important conversation at Imbibe Live. On the ‘Industry Matters’ stage, Lorraine and four drinks business founders discussed the emergence of black-owned drinks brands within the UK market and beyond.
Priya Narain is Event Sales Manager at KERB events. She is also Co-Founders of two separate industry initiatives- Event First Steps, and Diverse Speaker Bureau, which platforms industry experts from diverse backgrounds, helping panels be more representative of society. We spoke to Priya about working across the sector.