London – At LS:N Global’s Food and Drink Network Evening, we spoke to Miranda York, co-founder and editor of creative platform and events agency Toast.
The agency examines food and drink through a cultural prism and celebrates British talent in its annual magazine.
Speaking to our senior journalist Daniela Walker, York explained her philosophy: ‘There are no recipes, no celebrity chefs and no trend pieces.’ Instead, the magazine features short stories and poetry, and casts a spotlight on the emerging innovators and influencers in the food and drink industry, from chefs to film-makers and entrepreneurs.
York also founded Druid Street Market in south London in July 2014, where she manages street food pop-ups, curates a tasty series of events and helps food entrepreneurs find their feet.
‘At the moment, we’re running a Chefs of Tomorrow residency, where up-and-coming chefs can come and showcase what they do,’ she says.
Read our Food and Drink Futures Report 2015 to discover how innovative thinkers are challenging restaurateurs, chefs and brands to create recipes for success.