Women in Food
The Caiger and Co women in food event on the 8th November strived to bring together a group of prominent and successful women within the food and hospitality industry. The main feature of this evening was a screening of the film “Goddesses of Food”, written and directed by the wonderful and inspirational Verane Frediani. The evening took place at Norn’s Shoreditch townhouse, which provided the perfect setting for an intimate and inclusive occasion celebrating film, food and female empowerment. The intention was to raise awareness and promote the successes of both women, and men, within this thriving and extensive industry; bringing together female chefs, bloggers, entrepreneurs and passionate foodies. The night consisted of a unique canape menu put together by one of our talented chefs, Sophie Godwin, who managed to innovatively align each course with a cuisine that featured in the film, which was paired with wines chosen by the talented Margot Tyson. To give you a cheeky taster of what was on offer, we served Cheese gougieres with honey and truffle oil, Lemongrass pork and prawn gyozas, and a grand finale of a cinema styled Caiger goodie bag filled with caramel and chilli popcorn, chocolate bark and our signature brownies. To counter the sweet with a taste of reality, the film highlighted some of the most pressing and prevalent issues that occur within the gastronomic industry. The film gave voice to a number of Michelin star chefs, sommeliers and other innovative figures such as Dominique Crenn and Barbara Lync, who discussed and promoted visionary change and positivity for the future within food. It was an honour to have Verane herself attend the evening and host a Q&A session after the film viewing. I am sure everyone will agree that the atmosphere after watching this moving documentary was truly electric and it was great to see the reactions that the film ignited in the guests. To endorse this truly inspirational and motivating night, let’s use our creativeness and love of fabulous food and flavours to create a platform for equality and empowerment!