The Art of Food: Social Media Week Event Recap

On Tuesday 23rd September at 8:30am, we gathered 60 food industry professionals for breakfast at The Hub Westminster to listen to a panel discussion with six exceptional food thought leaders who were asked various questions around one theme:
How can the food industry and consumers benefit from the trend of sharing food online?



  • #FoodArt or #FoodPorn: A New Trend?
  • The RISE of the Food Photographer
  • New Technologies & New Behaviour
  • Marketing Impact: Food Sharing
  • Moving Images: Food on Film
  • A Positive Social Impact

Panelists and quotes

Andreas Antona – Michelin star chef & restaurateur
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“Chefs need to pick up on video marketing – you cannot stay behind. You need to get your message out there – no one is coming to you for it”
John Quilter – founder of CruKafe & LondonLive, Jamie’s FoodTube
John Quilter food
“#FoodPorn has become cater-tainment. It is about growing an audience: stay genuine and collaborate with others”
Karen Fewell – founder of Digital Blonde & writer on #Foodporn
“There are 36 million images under #FoodPorn on instagram alone. 86% of chefs like their customers posting food”
Oli Ingham – Head of Marketing at Wahacaoli ingham wahaca“Twitter allows immediate feedback from customers to correct any issues. Technology can also improve the restaurant experience”
Caroline Kenyon – Director & Founder, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
caroline kenyon food photography
“Things can turn nasty in cyberspace – withstand criticism and manage your brands reputation well. Turn to storytelling”
Elodie Bretz – Brand Manager, Rollover (over 3 million hotdogs sold this year)
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“Social media is about finding your fans and targeting them, they can all become brand ambassadors and support your brand”

Read about the event.

Related articles:

Thought for Food 1: Karen Fewell on #FoodPorn
Thought for Food 2: Jamie Spafford on YouTube Fame and Responsibility
Thought for Food 3: John Quilter on sharing food on video

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