Ahead of International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Waitrose has named Britain’s 10 most influential women in food and our very own Nicole Pisani and Naomi Duncan have been recognised as among the winners.

This is their response

“We are humbled by this recognition and to feature alongside such an impressive cast of women. Our charity was established almost five years ago with the ambition to improve child health through high quality, inspiring and nutritious school food and food education. Our programmes now reach over 30,000 children each school day, sharing a joy for exciting, nutritious food with the next generation. This is only possible because of the incredible women working in school kitchens, classrooms and within our team who recognise how vitally important it is to grab every opportunity to teach children about food. We are so proud to be associated with their work and delighted to see school food mentioned in these awards.”

Chefs in Schools wouldn’t be where it is today without the leadership of these two women, as well as hundreds of other women working tirelessly in school food and beyond. We’re thrilled to see their hardworking recognised!