Kick-off 2022 With Some Fresh Banter!


If you’re a food producer or you have a food brand of your own, you’re invited to join us for our first Fresh Banter lunch of 2022, where you’ll get the chance to kick the New Year off as you intend to go on!


You’ll have the chance to make some amazing new connections, meet buyers, talk to the experts and get up to speed with the major trends we expect to see in the food industry next year. 


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“I’ve been lucky enough to have attended a number of Jane’s lunches, and every time I do, I meet and learn something new which has helped me in my business.  If you are lucky to be invited, don’t miss it would be my advice.”


We’ll kick off with a talk from our resident expert Jane Milton on the rise of ultra-convenience.


With many of the major players in the food industry gearing up to enter the ultra-convenience space in 2022, it’s time to find out more about this exciting opportunity.


Jane will give you her expert insight on the ultra-convenience market and how you can take advantage of the big new opportunities this exciting new space offers.


Then we’ll all enjoy a really great 3-course lunch where we’ll carry on the conversation, make new connections, or speak to the people you didn’t manage to catch at our last lunch.

We’ve designed a lovely seasonal menu for you, read what we’ve got planned for you by clicking on this link…


Fresh Banter Lunch Menu 27th January 2022


“Jane’s fresh banter lunches are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people across the industry to chat about ideas and opportunities. Always great fun, good food, and enjoyable company. I can’t wait for the next one for us to be able to meet again in person.”


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Thursday, January 27th, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.  Come hungry!


Make sure you’re able to stay for the full two hours we have together. We promise we’ll run to time, and so you can book meetings after our lunch, here are some links to some great local meeting spots.



Wallacespace Clerkenwell

18 Clerkenwell Green




It’s right on Clerkenwell Green and just a five-minute walk from Farringdon station.


Here’s a map for you.


Ticket Price:


£80 per person (includes VAT)


Spaces are limited, so make sure you book your spot before we’re full!


“Always the right balance of great contacts, good fun, and lovely food!”


Come and join us!


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We can’t wait to see you!


Any questions?


Contact me or drop me an email at


Find out more about our Bite Sized Fresh Banter Lunches and The Full Works Mastermind Lunch here.


Jane Milton

Food industry expert Jane Milton has been in the business for more than 30 years and has the inside track on all things food!

In her podcast, Jane takes you behind the scenes of the food business and introduces you to her incredible network of producers, entrepreneurs and
consultants she works with. She shares inspiring stories and experiences with you to help you to build a stronger, healthier, better version of your own business.

Let Me Introduce You with Jane Milton

Jane Milton
Let Me Introduce You To Francis Gimblett, author of the Gimblett's Guide to The Best of British Cheese, and Co-Owner of Taste of the Vine, an Interactive Food and Drink Events Business. ,
byJane Milton

Let Me Introduce You to Francis Gimblett, Author of Gimblett’s Guide to the Best of British Cheeses, and co Owner of Taste of the Vine, an interactive food and drink event company.

Francis and I met in Spring 2021 when I joined one of his monthly Friday evening meet the cheesemaker tasting sessions. I learned so much and loved meeting the cheesemakers. I told other people and very quickly was joined on screen by 10-12 friends each month ….

My copy of Francis book , Gimblett’s Guide to the Best of British Cheeses has become very well thumbed and through it i have tracked down cheesemakers around the UK and even found a cheesemaking course in Tottenham, London inspired by him.

He is a great story teller so i know you will enjoy hearing about :

  • his journey in food and drink
  • people who have inspired or encouraged him
  • his French mother’s cooking and how that added to his food journey
  • how he has for many years, resisted repitition and always desired change, t learn or to reinvent things BUT
  • how possibly now after almost 2 years of constant change, he my just be happy for a little more predictability for a while
  • we talk about work life balance and partnering in business with his wife
  • about the importance of understanding your P&L and planning for your business right from Day 1
  • we also get a hint or two about his next taste adventure….

I cannot wait

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