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“We met Celia in autumn 2016 in London and she led us to some fantastic insider spots and due to her profound expertise and great relations with local sellers and marketers, we got a lot of interesting insights into London’s culinary highlights. We came back with some good ideas for MERKUR and can highly recommend her tours!”
Kerstin Neumayer, CEO of MERKUR, Austria's top ranked supermarket

Business Inspiration Tours

Celia has created a unique consulting practice: bespoke interactive tasting tours designed to enlighten and inspire business teams by connecting them directly with the vanguard of London’s world-class foodscape. This special insight can be of great value for inspiring new businesses and development teams by directly exposing them to the constantly progressing cutting edge of London food culture. Celia is a leading expert with her finger consistently on the pulse. The tour is individually designed for the client, and is perfect for sparking concepts for NPD, forecasting food trends, and understanding success. Plus it’s a fun day out away from the office.

Celia works in partnership with a professional photographer if needed, to document the experience and / or provide high quality images for the client’s print or web use.

Recent examples

A full-day tour of London’s hottest new juice bars to help a Scottish farm cooperative decide whether to invest in a juice product range (they did!)

A half-day tour for the CEO and PR of a top Austrian supermarket to study London’s trends in health foods, documented by a photographer. The experience was written about in a lengthy article in an Austrian national newspaper

A half-day tour for the head executives and development manager of a frozen meals company looking to expand and modernise their range of vegetarian meals

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Other services

Food Consultancy
Celia applies her expertise in food in numerous ways to inspire businesses and brands. She creates tailored in-depth tours and tasting experiences in London to inspire development teams with concepts for NPD and forecasting food trends.
Broadcast Interviews & Presenting
Celia is available for interviews as an expert in the field of food, cooking and growing your own. She has done numerous TV and radio interviews for The Food Network, NPR, BBC Radio4 Food Programme, LBC Radio, and Share Radio, to name a few. Celia also has experience as an interviewer and presenter.
Recipe Development
Celia has 25+ years of experience creating reliable, delicious recipes. Brands such as Tesco, M&S, Aldi and Kenwood have commissioned her skills for PR and ad campaigns, press collaborations, competitions, store leaflets, and web content.
Food Writing
Celia is a member of The Guild of Food Writers and The Society of Authors. She writes about food regularly for the Borough Market blog and contributes to the Borough Market Magazine. She has been a columnist for The Times, ES Magazine, and the BBC.
Cooking Demos/Teaching
Celia gives regular cooking demonstrations at Borough Market. She has demonstrated at cookery schools, events and food festivals throughout the UK, including Divertimenti in London, The Bertinet Cookery School in Bath, and the Childwickbury Arts Fair in St. Albans.
Public Speaking
Celia is available for speaking gigs at events and conferences. Recent speeches include “Going Beyond Vegetarian” at the London Produce Show and Conference 2016, London, and “Meet Your UK Food Ambassador” for the American Women’s Club, Berkshire.

Specialist areas

Health foods — Nutrition trends — Vegetarian — Vegan — Vegetables & Fruits — Growing food — Urban gardening — London food markets — Street food — Recipe writing & development

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