New Coordinator appointed at Food From Fife
The regional food group for Fife, Food from Fife, has appointed Emma Johnson as its new Coordinator. Emma will take over from Martha Bryce who is stepping down at the end of July after seven and a half years in the role.
The regional food group for Fife, Food from Fife, has appointed Emma Johnson as its new Coordinator. Emma will take over from Martha Bryce who is stepping down at the end of July after seven and a half years in the role to concentrate on her own PR consultancy, Sound Bite PR.
The part-time position within the not-for-profit membership organisation is part funded by Fife Council and Scotland Food & Drink. The appointment comes at a key time for Food from Fife, as it seeks to develop its membership base with a range of activity in support of its aims to promote and develop the region's food and drink scene.
Emma Johnson relocated to Scotland from Cornwall in 2022 to head up sales at the new dairy project at Fife’s Buffalo Farm. She has worked in the fine food industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to the group across a number of sectors including Wholesale, Production & Tourism.
She began her career in the food industry with one of Cornwall’s leading artisan cheesemakers & went on to develop her career in wholesale with one of the UK’s leading artisan food importers and distributors before heading up Plough to Plate, the fine food arm of Falmouth based West Country Fruit Sales.
On her appointment, Emma Johnson said:
“I’m delighted to be taking over the reins from Martha who has done an incredible job bringing together such a diverse range of businesses which I hope to expand on in the future. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to immerse myself in the Fife food scene, which is one of the finest in Scotland. Having spent the last 21 years in Cornwall I’ve been lucky enough to experience the artisan food revolution as it evolved. I’m very much looking forward to showcasing what Fife has to offer, not only across Scotland but the rest of the UK and beyond. There is enormous potential for greater collaboration amongst Fife’s food & drink, hospitality & tourism sectors and together we will play a powerful role in the identity and economic success of the region.”
Chair, Will Docker said:
“We are sorry to see Martha step down as the Coordinator of Food From Fife after nearly 8 years. She has been instrumental in growing the membership and presence of one of Scotland's most successful regional food groups and we are grateful for all that she has achieved. The board is very excited to welcome Emma into the role and we know that her experience will be extremely valuable in continuing to develop and support the rich and diverse food and drink sector in Fife.”
Food from Fife is a not-for-profit company that was established in 2010 to help food and tourism businesses work together better. Bringing together more than 60 organisations from across the food and drink supply chain, the group works to grow food tourism and the food and drink industry in Fife.
The current board membership comprises: Will Docker of Balgove Larder (Chair); Steven McKay of St Andrews University; Jenny Thompson of Courses for Cooks; Dan Connolly of New Alliance, Owen Hazel of Jannettas Gelateria Chloe Milne of Fisher & Donaldson and Rosie Jack of Bowhouse.