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 consultancy.

On BBC Radio, Simon is presenter of Street Feast and The Town is the Menu, and co-presenter of Kitchen Café.

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 2017 Chronicle Food Awards and was a 2018 finalist in the Sustainable Restaurant Association’ s Food Made Good awards.

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

Coming up for Simon in 2019 – a London-based restaurant consultancy, more in a series of podcasts presented and produced by Simon for Rosie Kay Dance Company, our seventh Festival of Thrift, the return of Kitchen Café on BBC Radio Scotland and a third Cake Fest in Perth and Kinross.

See Simon’s full bio on LinkedIn.