I operate the sales, marketing and branding strategy of Glasgow start-up social enterprise Freedom Bakery which trains people in custody to be artisan bakers on the job. One of my initial roles was to organise and execute a 28 day crowdfunding campaign aiming to raise £15,000, which was successful. Part of this entailed assisting organising a crowdfunding launch party and providing the canapé catering. As the internship has progressed, my role has become more broad. I currently organise more of our upcoming events and, due to my background in chefing, am in the process of developing food products to add to our retail range.
Myself and a friend co-founded a catering business due to our shared passion for food and our discovery of our ability to work as a brilliant team when working in a kitchen in France together. As well as chefing, I operate our social media and organise our events. There is an enormously creative element to the food industry that is often forgotten - recipe and menu development, food and dining styling, etc have been a major part of the job - a factor which has made it incredible enjoyable. Our jobs over the years have included large scale supper clubs (up to 75 people in one sitting), weddings, international ceilidhs and private chef-ing on the oldest seafaring steamboat, the Vic 32.
Head of promotion and communications at Glasgow-based arts and music charity Philanthrobeats. As the charity's main source of funding comes from club nights, my role involved coordinating the PR of our events (delegating to a large team), as well as organising the events themselves more generally. I wrote a social media strategy and controlled the content of our social media outlets for this period, increasing our online following substantially.
English Literature and History of Art