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Recipe for Greatness

Interviewing the founders behind the best food companies in the UK to deconstruct the skills and knowledge they used to grow their business so you can learn from the best and start-up something yourself.


Last Episode Date: 24 May 2024

Total Episodes: 90

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24 May 2024
Adam Wills - Gourmet Burger Kitchen & Crosstown Doughnuts Cofounder | Repost

Embark on an inspirational odyssey with Adam Wills, the culinary mastermind who's reshaped London's food scene, as he recounts his journey from a software career to founding food sensations Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Crosstown Donuts. Feel the rush of excitement as...

41 min
17 May 2024
From Corporate Comfort to Chocolate Innovation: Ella McKay's Journey with Fatso

Have you ever found yourself in the crossroads between a comfortable corporate job and the thrilling unknown of startup culture? That's where Ella McKay stood before she took the leap into the world of dark chocolate with her company, Fatso. Join us as Ella opens up abo...

42 min
12 April 2024
Mark Selby | Wahaca - The Power of Staying Curious & Always Learning

From the hustle of finance to the heat of the kitchen, Mark Selby, co-founder of Wahaca, sits down with me to serve up a story that’s as flavourful as it is insightful. With a dash of serendipity, Mark recounts the pivotal moments that took him from the world of finance in...

52 min
5 April 2024
From Courtroom to Kitchen: Chantelle Nicholson's Journey to Apricity and a Sustainable Culinary Vision

Imagine swapping the courtroom for the kitchen; that's exactly what Chantelle Nicholson, the culinary virtuoso at the helm of London's sustainability mecca, Apricity, did. Her remarkable journey from law student to award-winning chef is not just a tale of career tr...

33 min
25 March 2024
Tomas Lidakevicius - Turnips Co-founder: From Beats to Beets - A Rapper's Journey to Michelin Star Cooking

Imagine leaving behind a life destined for the stage, microphone in hand, to command the bustling kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant Tomas Lidakevicius did just that, trading beats for beets, and in our latest episode, he recounts his extraordinary transition from aspi...

48 min
8 December 2023
Dunnet Bay Distillery - Founder Martin Murray | From Oil Rigs To Distilling

Ever dreamt of leaving your routine job and setting off on an adventurous journey of passion? Imagine swapping your job for a distillery, and this episode brings you the real-life story of someone who did just that! Meet Martin Murray, co-founder of Dunnet Bay Distillers, wh...

48 min
24 November 2023
Pentire Drinks - Founder Alistair Frost | The Non-Alcohol Spirit Revolution

Imagine enjoying a refreshing, plant-based drink while basking in the glow of an outdoor adventure. That’s exactly what Alistair Frost, founder of Pentire, had in mind when he created his unique brand, inspired by his love for active outdoor living. Join us as we dive into...

42 min
27 October 2023
Stu Macdonald - ManiLife Founder | A Tale of Passion, Peanut Butter, and Entrepreneurship

discount code: JAYSPEANUTBUTTER - 15% off - single use only (as of Friday 27th Oct)Today on the podcast we welcome Stu MacDonald, the founder of the ground-breaking peanut butter brand, ManiLife. Stu is a food fanatic with an incredible tale of seizing a chance on his travel...

36 min
20 October 2023
Kaytea Founder - Kevin Tang | From Finance to Ice Tea Entrepreneurial Success:

Imagine trading a predictable career in finance for the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship in the middle of a pandemic. That's exactly what our guest, Kevin Tang, the go-getter behind the organic iced tea brand, Kaytea , did. An unforeseen visa complication coupled...

33 min
6 October 2023
Popcorn Kitchen - Louise Webb Founder | Turning Passion into a Profitable Business

Ever wondered what it takes to turn your passion into a successful enterprise? Pop a bag of popcorn and settle in for a riveting conversation with Louise Webb, the brains behind Popcorn Kitchen. Louise takes us on a journey through her career, from food science degree to sal...

36 min
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