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. She also loves running, eating peanut butter and buying cacti. She is currently training to run 3 marathons in 3 days. Yikes. Her biggest pet peeve is over-milked tea!
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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.
Sophie has been working in the hospitality industry as far as she can remember and her favourite part has always been about hanging out in the kitchens. She found in Bristol and it’s independent food scene her second home but she will still crave for that brioche or eclair au chocolat as soon as she is back in the motherland!
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!
Georgina is currently studying medicine and has been living in Bristol for the past 4 years. She enjoys cooking with friends and has slowly been working her way through the amazing Bristol food scene. She loves playing sport, baking and a good pint with friends. Food is always on her mind and she believes she’s inherited her grandmother’s trait of planning the next meal before finishing the last!
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.
Food is Elaine's passion...travelling the world and sampling local cuisines has and continues to be a huge part of her life.Having lived in Japan for a while..anything Eastern is exciting to Elaine, She has also developed a passion for gelato/ ice cream since moving to Bristol 2 years ago. Another passion is volunteering and her favourite is helping out on the Bristol Community Ferry Boats. She dreams of more travels with food ( Antarctica in Jan..not sure what food delights await!) and one day owning a sausage dog called Elvis.