Jo has worked with food in one way or another for the past 6 years, so from a cheesemonger to a deli manager, she's never been far from something tasty. Her MO in life is travelling and experiencing different cultures, to never stop learning, and, with any luck, one day fulfil her dream of hugging a Baobab tree.
Alice works as an events manager for the Creative Youth Network during the week and loves spending her spare time snooping out new food hot spots in Bristol. Although she has never worked in the food industry (before now) she loves to eat! When not eating, Alice also likes reading crime thrillers, swimming in the sea and collecting cacti.
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Shonette mans the website & social media channels for Visit Bristol, and in her spare time writes food & drink event listings on her blog A Life Less Organised. She also likes zipping around Bristol on the ferry or walking around the harbour, and can often be found in a cosy pub eyeing up their roast menu, or trying to find Bristol's best rum cocktail.
Meg has recently joined the corporate world of accountancy, but don’t be fooled. She is an avid food and drink lover, with an upbringing in the restaurant industry, she has always had a strong desire to support and encourage small independents. Meg is always on the lookout for the next best places to eat and drink both in Bristol or abroad. Last year, this desire saw her explore Puglia, the ‘heel’ of Italy, and this year, her plans are to hit up Lisbon, for another overseas foodie adventure. Her passion and knowledge for food is infectious.
Emily works for a postgraduate training company and is passionate about volunteering - she currently volunteers at a drop in yoga class ran by Off the Record, who offer mental health support to young people in Bristol. Emily is forever on the hunt for the best vegan roast (please send in your recommendations) and can't turn down a dark and stormy... or three.
Sam works for an independent wine, beer and spirit merchant and has a background in event management. As a former food blogger, she is passionate about Bristol's thriving food scene and loves to explore new places, always adding favourites to an ever-growing list! With a weakness for 'trying a little bit of everything', she loves nothing more than sharing plates of mezze or tapas with friends; though there is, we're told, always a fight for the last mouthful!
Bristol has been Eliza's home for 18 years. She loves to photograph it and walk around it as much as possible!
Food features highly in her life - cooking it, eating it, talking about it, taking photos of it and sitting around a table sharing a meal with friends is one of her favourite things to do. She is also a project coordinator with a charity called 91 Ways, who create opportunities for the 91 different language communities in the city to eat together, share their story and heritage recipes.
Tasha works for an organic farm, promoting all things muesli and wildlife, and has been a foodie for about as long as she’s had teeth. She loves swimming in the sea, bird watching and the occasional tree climb. She’s a bit of a vegetable fanatic and is enthusiastic about sustainability – so she feels lucky to be able to explore Bristol’s amazing local, independent food scene. The way to her heart is probably pumpkin ravioli, or anything with custard.
Matilde has moved to Bristol 5 years ago and worked in hospitality ever since. Travelling is one of her passions, among the arts such as dance and illustration, and as a
proper Italian she loves food.
She won't say no to a pizza but she's always looking for new exotic flavours, from a spicy asian
curry to a juicy Jerk chicken. That's why she ended up working in a kitchen where she had the
chance to learn how to cook a real Sunday roast.