Simon Preston

Simon Preston

Simon is an Edinburgh-based food innovator with a UK-wide reputation for creating and delivering extraordinary food projects. He works in the fields of broadcasting, talks, festivals, writing and restaurant consultancy.

Simon is a co-presenter of Kitchen Café, BBC Radio Scotland’s weekly food programme.

Simon is a Non-Executive Director of Food Nation,  a social enterprise that is passionate about food, nutrition and health. Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne Food Nation provides innovative food and nutrition services to schools, businesses and communities across the North-East of England. In 2016 Simon helped Food Nation develop and launch Harissa Restaurant and Takeaway – a social enterprise investing profits back into the community. Harissa won Best Newcomer in the Chronicle Food Awards.

Simon is a professional associate with Ford Consultancy Group specialising in marketing and events.

Coming up in 2018 – Chairing events for the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, a sixth Festival of Thrift in September, a new 6-part series for BBC Radio Scotland and a return to Cake Fest Perth in November.

See Simon’s full bio on LinkedIn.