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.
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.