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UK's Most Influential Women in Hospitality 2022 Named

14 July, 2022
portrait of Clare Smyth

Core by Clare Smyth

The 'Most Influential Women 2022' list includes over a dozen chefs, from industry stalwart's like Ruth Rogers CBE, chef-owner of The River Café, to up-and-coming talent, like chef and author Ixta Belfrage.

A new 'hall of fame' category includes those women who have been at the forefront of hospitality for years:

  • Andi Oliver
    Co-founder, Wadadli Kitchen & presenter, Great British Menu

  • Clare Smyth MBE
    Chef patron, CORE by Clare Smyth

  • Hélène Darroze
    Chef proprietor, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

  • Margot Henderson
    Chef-owner, Rochelle Canteen

  • Maureen Mills
    Founder, Network PR

  • Rebecca Mascarenhas
    Co-owner, Elystan Street, Kitchen W8, Church Road & Home SW15

  • Romy Gill MBE
    Chef & broadcaster

  • Sally Clarke
    Chef-owner, Clarke’s

This year's new judging panel of five industry professionals charged with picking the winners from more than 600 public nominations included: London food writer Melissa Thompson, restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa, Hawksmoor co-founder Will BeckettClaire Koffmann and restaurant inspector Elizabeth Carter.

Head Chef Rasmus Munk plating the impression King Crab together with chef Rasmus Bermann.

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