Simon Preston

Simon Preston

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

See Simon’s full bio on LinkedIn.

Also coming up in 2017 – a fifth outing for Festival of Thrift plus Cake Fest as part of SO Festival in Skegness.