L.O.R Meetups - Manchester #2
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

L.O.R Meetups - Manchester #2

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Our monthly Meet-ups are a chance to have an informal catch-up over a few drinks. They’re totally free to attend and open to all. 

They are held on the last Monday of every month, in a bar/restaurant in Manchester. 

#2 will be held at: PLY, where we’ll be enjoying 20% off food and drink for the evening. The event’s totally free to attend but we ask that you RSVP on eventbrite to give us an idea of numbers.

Come to vent, propose ideas or just meet some friendly new faces and enjoy a post-work drink.

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Foodchain x L.O.R. Field Trip
Oct
30
8:30 AM08:30

Foodchain x L.O.R. Field Trip

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 We are so excited to be partnering up with Foodchain, a business we fully believe in and support. If you don't know about them, Foodchain work to make a better supply chain when it comes to how we connect with farmers, read more here.

On Wednesday 30th October we’ll be boarding a coach and leaving London to visit two of their producers, plus a remarkable baker and ending with a
three course lunch by a fantastic chef.

Who we'll visit
Nettlebed Creamery, the award-winning cheese producer headed up by Rose Grimond. Here we’ll take a tour of her unit, understanding how her cheeses came about and Rose’s personal story into cheesemaking.

Lizzie Dyer, the wonder of a farmer behind Cotswold Kidmeat Company - aka. Just Kidding. Lizzie rears billy kid goats which would otherwise have been shot at birth as a by-product of the dairy industry. We’ll get a tour of her farm (including a play with her adorable, friendly billy goats) before we sit down to lunch.

Who we'll meet
We’ll be lucky enough to be joined by Kitty Tait from The Real Orange Bakery, the 15-year-old taking the baking world by storm with her innovative pastries and breads - she’ll be bringing some of these for us to try alongside our morning coffees.

Margaux Stepcynski, co-founder of Goat in the Garden and formerly of The Gordon Ramsey Group, The Square and Restaurante Martín Berasategui. Margaux will be preparing a three course feast for us using Nettlebed Creamery cheese and Cotswold Kidmeat Company.

Sponsored by Great British Chefs

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What's included in your ticket

Transportation to and from all the venues.

Kitty Tait pastries + Coffee & Tea

Three course lunch with wine/drinks

Tour of Nettlebed Creamery + tasting

Tour of Just Kidding - Cotswold Kidmeat Company

Goodie bag to take away...

Loads of FUN!

£80

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L.O.R In Stories - Snackbar
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

L.O.R In Stories - Snackbar

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“Most of the time everyone is winging it and losing a shit load of money (and hair) in the process.”

Ever wanted to open your own restaurant, café or bar, but not known where to start? Or maybe you’re going through the process at the moment and you’re after some tips from those who’ve gone before you? If so, our next L.O.R In Stories event is for you. 

Freddie Janssen opened café, urban farm and co-working space Snackbar a few months ago, against all advice to stick to her day job. There have been plenty of highs and lows since, including (but absolutely not limited to): unexpected mountains of paperwork, budget setbacks and adopting a family of foxes… 

She’s keen to hear stories from other women going through the process of setting up their own place, so we’ve teamed up to invite three leading females down to Snackbar for the evening:

*EMMA REYNOLDS - Tonkotsu 

*CLARE LATTIN - Duck Soup & Little Duck The Picklery 

*TONGTONG REN & PEIRAN GONG - The Chinese Laundry 

They’ll be sharing their experiences - the good, the bad and the ugly - as well as things they’ve learned along the way and some tips for those starting out. It’s going to be like the guidebook you’ve always wanted, but in real life and with the added bonus of drinks and dinner provided by Snackbar, in the form of: 

> Olive Oil Focaccia & Furikake Butter 

> Fried Dill Pickles & Stilton Dip 

> Bo Ssam, Oysters, Rice & Kimchi

> Sweetcorn & Cajeta Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

It’s shaping up to be a corker. Tickets are £35, which include all of the above + a welcome drink. After that it’s BYOB - winner. Get yours here.

*Snackbar*

Snackbar is a female-led initiative that started out in the summer of 2016, offering  popup BBQ taco parties in East London. After residencies at Borough Market, The Laughing Heart and Legs, as well as collaborations with brands such as Tabasco and Munchies, founder Freddie Janssen launched the first bricks-and-mortar site in September 2019. Located within a 3-storey building in east London, Snackbar includes a cafe, co-working space and urban farm, created in partnership with FARM: Shop. 

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L.O.R In Conversation: Getting Mentally Healthy
Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00

L.O.R In Conversation: Getting Mentally Healthy

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Mental health has been a hot topic for some time now in the hospitality industry. We all know that long hours, unhealthy eating and drinking habits, a lack of routine and high-stress environments can all have a huge impact on our wellbeing. But what are we actually doing about it, collectively? And what can you do about it on an individual level, if you’re feeling low? 

We tackle these questions head-on in the latest L.O.R In Conversation series, ‘Getting Mentally Healthy’. We will be asking - and answering! - questions such as: 

  • What is mental health?

  • What causes us to have poor mental health in the industry?

  • Who is available to help?

  • How  do you identify burn out?

  • Are there tools we can do in our everyday for our mental health?

  • What can you do for your team to help them on a daily basis? 

Helping us navigate this all-important topic is a brilliant lineup of leading females from the industry: 

Tobie-Anna Durk, Founder of the Kelly’s Cause Foundation

Merly Kammerling, Chef and Creator of Me, Myself in Mind

Chantelle Kallmeier, FOH at Buoy & Oyster 

Alice Cross, People Partner at Dishoom

Tickets are £16 and include breakfast provided by Dishoom at their lovely Kensington cafe as well as an L.O.R t-shirt. To get yours click here.

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L.O.R In Conversation: Let's Talk About Harassment
Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

L.O.R In Conversation: Let's Talk About Harassment

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So what actually is harassment? We can identify the really bad stuff. But what about all of the smaller incidents we brush off as ‘banter’? When harassment takes the form of bullying and demeaning management tactics, it can make going to work a chore, much less a punishment. 

Then there’s sexual harassment - how can we handle difficult situations, and how can we put into place practices that make our workplaces and the industry as a whole a safer, happier place for our teams? 

Lot’s of big, important questions that urgently need asking. We’ll be raising these issues and more in our L.O.R In Conversation event, ’’Let’s Talk About: Harassment’. We’ll discuss the psychology of shame, how we can better empower women to speak up when something is not right, and what tools are out there to help you if you have been a victim of harassment.

Helping us delve into the topic is a panel of leading hospitality females: 

Emma Ross from The Comptoir in Mayfair 

Victoria Stewart, Founder of Hospitality Speaks

Cynthia Shanmugalingam, Founder of Rambutan 

Anna Sulan Masing, Co-Founder of At The Table

We’ll be hosted by the wonderful Dishoom, and will enjoy one of their famous breakfasts at their Shoreditch cafe. 

Tickets are £16 and include breakfast and an L.O.R t-shirt. To get yours click here.

We’ll be asking you to anonymously submit questions or stories ahead of the panel, which will shape our discussion, making certain we address all your concerns in a safe and welcoming space. 

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of harassment in the work place - please feel free to reach out to us at ladies@ladiesofrestaurants.com and we are more than happy to help. 

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L.O.R Meetups - Manchester #3
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

L.O.R Meetups - Manchester #3

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Our monthly Meet-ups are a chance to have an informal catch-up over a few drinks. They’re totally free to attend and open to all. 

They are held on the last Monday of every month, in a bar/restaurant in Manchester. 

#3 will be held at: The Oast House.

Come to vent, propose ideas or just meet some friendly new faces and enjoy a post-work drink.

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L.O.R. In Stories - Margate
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

L.O.R. In Stories - Margate

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In Stories is a way to combine our favourite things; eating, drinking and talking. Here is where we hear first hand from women in the hospitality industry what has helped them, hurt them, made them laugh, inspired them or all around pissed them off!

We are excited to be taking our In Stories event to the Kentish Shores. L.O.R. founder, Natalia Ribbe recently moved to Margate to open the summer pop up, Cafe Barletta in Dreamland. During this time she has met an incredible host of women who work in the hospitality industry.

Join us on Tuesday 1st October for a special three course dinner prepared by chef and patron of Hantverk & Found, Kate De Syllas and dessert by Simona Di Dio, co-owner of Bottega Carruso fame. The two ladies will also be speaking on the night, alongside founder of GB Pizza, Lisa Richards. PLUS! Anna Lounguine from Urchin Wines will be compiling an not to be missed wine list to drink through the night.

Please send all dietary requirements and allergies to ladies@ladiesofrestaurants.com with the subject: L.O.R. Margate In Stories

See you soon!

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L.O.R. Meetups - Manchester #1
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

L.O.R. Meetups - Manchester #1

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Our monthly Meet-ups are a chance to have an informal catch-up over a few drinks. They’re totally free to attend and open to all. 

They are held on the last Monday of every month, in a bar/restaurant in Manchester. 

#1 will be held at: YES, Manchester.

Come to vent, propose ideas or just meet some friendly new faces and enjoy a post-work drink.

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In Conversation: With the Fire on High
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

In Conversation: With the Fire on High

  • 11-13 Market Row, Coldharbour Lane SW9 8LB United Kingdom (map)
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Our latest In Conversation event is inspired by Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel, ’With the Fire on High’, which charts one girl’s mission to become a chef. 

Join us on Monday, 23rd September for a panel discussion on culinary education, stereotypes and working in the right environment. We’ll also discuss the difficulties women, specifically women of colour face within the culinary industry and how exposure to the wrong hospitality work environment can derail young talent.

Your ticket includes coffee/tea + some Caribbean inspired pastries, and all proceeds will go to Young Women's Trust, who support young women aged 18-30, especially those struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them.

On the panel will be: 

Ann Marie Del Bello - Beverage Manager, Hoppers

Ann Marie del Bello is currently Group Bar Manager at Hoppers. Veteran Beverage Director at Loring Place and ABC Kitchen & Cocina, she has been a passionate hospitality professional for the last decade, and has earned beverage recognition from the The New York Times, Food and Wine, MSNBC, and Eater. Anne Marie draws inspiration from the story behind artisanal makers and the team to create a fun and educational experience throughout. A lover of classics, she is also inspired by innovation and who or what is new, and is known for her focus on simplicity and letting the ingredients shine through.

Tanya Gohil - Chef & Founder, Devi’s 

Tanya Gohil is a chef, writer and the founder of Devi's - a contemporary dining concept championing diverse female chefs in professional kitchens. She hosts the Food & Feminism podcast launching September 2019.

Safia Shakarchi - Baker & Food Photographer, Dear Safia

Safia Shakarchi is a Middle Eastern baker, food writer and photographer born in London to Iraqi parents. After graduating from university and subsequently training as a pastry chef, Safia undertook short stints in various bakeries before setting up her own creative food studio, offering services that range from recipe development, writing and testing to food photography, styling and events curation. In the kitchen, Safia takes influence from both her British upbringing and her Middle Eastern heritage, as well as drawing inspiration from her travels and time living in gastronomic cities Madrid and Melbourne. In 2019, Safia was named one of Sainsbury’s Magazines ‘Rising Stars’ and in 2018 she was shortlisted for a Young British Food (YBF) Award. Safia writes a regular food column in Caffeine Magazine and works with various food and drink brands, businesses and publications in London and internationally.

Cecilia Martinez Pires - Sous Chef, The Harwood Arms

Cecilia is a young Brazilian chef that fled to America to pursue her dream of attending culinary school, and then to London in 2015 to broaden her knowledge and further her career. She has been part of the industry for 7 years, and currently works as Sous chef at The Harwood Arms, the only Michelin starred Gastro pub in London.

Tickets £5 and include coffee/tea and cakes.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Young Women’s Trust

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 L.O.R. In Stories - Manchester
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

L.O.R. In Stories - Manchester

L.O.R. is back in Manchester with a northern instalment of their In Stories dinner series. In Stories is a dinner party prepared by a female chef (in this case two!) with women speaking inbetween each course, sharing a story that has shaped their life/career. In this instalment we'll be hearing from Philippa Middlehurst aka Pippyeats, Louise Kissack, Founder of Spaghetti Group and Katy Saide, Co-owner & Founder of Trove.

Who's cooking? Trove/Erst alumni and current chefs - Anna Sogaard and Lauren Wall.

7pm - guests arrival

7.15pm - Welcome address from L.O.R. founder, Natalia Ribbe

7.30pm - Dinner starts!

£25 includes three courses + welcome drink

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In Conversation with The Standard L.O.R.'s
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

In Conversation with The Standard L.O.R.'s

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please email ladies@ladiesofrestaurants.com to be added to the waitlist.

Ever wonder what it takes to work in a hotel or even more, open one? Come and find out, at the newly opened hotel, The Standard. We'll be hosting one of our In Conversation* sessions with a quintet of women who have worked to get the project off the ground and running. Drinks + nibbles and a nosey round the grounds. PLUS! 2 for 1 cocktails in Double Standard for all the L.O.R.'s in attendance!

Elli Jafari
Hotel Manager
Karla Evans
Director of Marketing
Eva Verdegaal 
Food & Beverage Controller
Grace Trozado
AGM 10th Floor Restaurant
Vicki Shenkin Kerr
Restaurant Operations Manager

*this is a FREE event (yay).

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L.O.R. goes to Brighton!
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

L.O.R. goes to Brighton!

We are so excited to be hosting our FIRST ever event in Brighton. The founder of Cin Cin, David, reached out to us and offered not only his space + snacks but also help introducing L.O.R. to some of the amazing women doing great things in hospitality down south!

We will be having a little apertivo session, kindly sponsored by Regal Rogue. A few nibbles from Cin Cin and a panel talk discussing what YOU want to talk about - the L.O.R.’s of Brighton. Each L.O.R. will be asked to write down a question, comment or concern on a post-it and slap it up on the wall. From there our incredible panel will talk through them.

Panel

Diana Palmer, Red Roaster

Dawn Sperring, The Chilli Pickle

Pamela McKellar, The Gingerman Group

Tickets are £15 and includes an L.O.R. Tote Bag!

ONLY 30 SPOTS!



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L.O.R. Property Talk - London
Jul
10
8:30 AM08:30

L.O.R. Property Talk - London

Ever wonder what it takes to land your own restaurant property? Well lucky for you we have two leading women the field of property. Julia Wilkinson, Shaftesbury's Portfolio & Group Restaurant Strategy Executive and Camilla Topham, founder of Distrkt.

Together we'll be talking about what landlords are looking for in a space, how to put together a great landlord pack and what a not so great one looks like, the pros and cons of crowdfuding, finance and some key tips on how to set-up a successful restaurant. 

Breakfast included.

Location TBC

£10



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