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From Lawyer to Burger Mogul: Zan Kaufman's Journey with Bleecker Burger | Repost

Recipe for Greatness - July 19, 2024 06:00 - 38 minutes
What ignites a person to leave a prestigious career for an uncertain venture? Meet Zan Kaufman, the dynamic founder of Bleecker Burger, who shares her journey from a corporate lawyer in New York to a renowned burger entrepreneur in London. Discover the moment that turned Zan's passion into a thr...

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From Neuroscience to Snacks: Olly Hiscocks' Journey to Revolutionise the Olive and Snack Industry | Repost

Recipe for Greatness - July 05, 2024 06:00 - 41 minutes
Repost from 2020 | What happens when a neuroscience enthusiast shifts gears to revolutionise the olive market? Meet Olly Hiscocks, the mastermind behind Olly's, a vibrant brand that's breathed fresh life into olives, nuts, and snacking pretzels. Olly's journey began with just 50 pounds and a kit...

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

Recipe for Greatness - May 24, 2024 05:00 - 41 minutes
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 Adam, a New Zealander by birth...

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From Corporate Comfort to Chocolate Innovation: Ella McKay's Journey with Fatso

Recipe for Greatness - May 17, 2024 05:00 - 42 minutes
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 about her transformative jour...

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Mark Selby | Wahaca - The Power of Staying Curious & Always Learning

Recipe for Greatness - April 12, 2024 05:00 - 52 minutes
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 into the arms of the rest...

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From Courtroom to Kitchen: Chantelle Nicholson's Journey to Apricity and a Sustainable Culinary Vision

Recipe for Greatness - April 05, 2024 23:00 - 33 minutes
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 transformation, but a stirring te...

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Tomas Lidakevicius - Turnips Co-founder: From Beats to Beets - A Rapper's Journey to Michelin Star Cooking

Recipe for Greatness - March 25, 2024 15:00 - 48 minutes
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 aspiring rapper to culin...

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Dunnet Bay Distillery - Founder Martin Murray | From Oil Rigs To Distilling

Recipe for Greatness - December 08, 2023 06:00 - 48 minutes
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, who took the audacious ...

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Pentire Drinks - Founder Alistair Frost | The Non-Alcohol Spirit Revolution

Recipe for Greatness - November 24, 2023 06:00 - 42 minutes
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 Alistair's fascinating...

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Stu Macdonald - ManiLife Founder | A Tale of Passion, Peanut Butter, and Entrepreneurship

Recipe for Greatness - October 27, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes
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 travels to Argentina and ...

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Kaytea Founder - Kevin Tang | From Finance to Ice Tea Entrepreneurial Success:

Recipe for Greatness - October 20, 2023 05:00 - 33 minutes
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 with the global lockdown ...

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Popcorn Kitchen - Louise Webb Founder | Turning Passion into a Profitable Business

Recipe for Greatness - October 06, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes
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 sales director, before f...

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Camilla Barnard - Rude Health Co-Founder | Creating A Brand The Way You Want It

Recipe for Greatness - September 01, 2023 05:00 - 33 minutes
Today we have Camilla Barnard, co-founder of Rude Health.  Rude Health was founded in 2005 by Camilla and Nick Barnard. They started with the Ultimate Muesli, which they created around their kitchen table. Today, 18 years into the journey, Rude Health can be found in fridges and cupboards worldw...

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Marc Summers - Bubala Founder | Testing & Adapting To Success

Recipe for Greatness - July 14, 2023 05:00 - 38 minutes
Welcome to the Recipe for Greatness podcast today we have Marc Summers - the founder of Bubala - the Middle Eastern restaurant with two sites in London, Spitalfields and Soho. Bubala is a Michelin-recommended restaurant, with rave reviews from Jay Rayner and Jimi Famurewa. In 2022 Jay Rayner cal...

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Chris Leach - Manteca Co-founder | Constraints Lead To Creativity

Recipe for Greatness - July 07, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes
Today we have Chris Leach, co-founder of Manteca. Manteca is a modern Italian-British restaurant focused on nose-to-tail cooking and fire-cooked meat. It was awarded 11th Best Restaurant in Britain at the National Restaurant Awards and received a Michelin Bib Gourmand. It has also received rave ...

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Matt Grech-Smith - Competitive Socialising Cofounder | Crafting A Memorable Customer Experience

Recipe for Greatness - June 09, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes
Today we have Matt Grech-Smith, the co-founder of The Institute of Competitive Socialising but you’ll know them for Swingers - the crazy golf club with sites in London, New York, and Washington.  Prior to that, Matt co-founded Rough Hill with Jeremy Simmonds, also co-founder of The Institute of...

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Dan Lowe & Toby Moore - Smugglers Ice Cream | How To Define Your USP To Challenge A Category

Recipe for Greatness - June 02, 2023 05:00 - 38 minutes
Today on the Recipe for Greatness podcast we have Dan Lowe and Toby Moore - the founders of Smugglers, the market's first ice cream with hidden veg. Dans previously founded Fourpure, the award-winning beer company, which was acquired by Lion Group in 2018. Prior to that Dan founded UK Solutions,...

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Harvey Jenkinson - Gravity Co-Founder | From Sleeping On Trampolines to £30m+ Revenue

Recipe for Greatness - May 05, 2023 05:00 - 47 minutes
Welcome to the Recipe for Greatness podcast! Today we're excited to have Harvey Jenkinson, co-founder of Gravity, the UK's leading active entertainment brand. Join us as we discuss the growth, challenges, and successes of Gravity, and learn from Harvey's experience in creating some of the best U...

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Andrew McGuinness - Layered Reality Founder | Creating Immersive Hospitality Experiences

Recipe for Greatness - April 21, 2023 05:00 - 30 minutes
Today we have Andrew McGuinness the founder of Layered Reality, the company behind the smash hit immersive experiences - Jeff Wayne’s: The War of the Worlds and the Gun Powder Plot to name a few.  Prior to that, Andrew spent two years running Freuds (apologies for my bad pronunciation), the UK’...

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Rachel Kettlewell - Fearne & Rosie Founder | Challenging the Jam Category

Recipe for Greatness - April 06, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes
On the podcast, we have Rachel Kettlewell, founder of Fearne and Rosie, the more fruit less sugar jams. Rachel will be sharing her journey from being a teacher to building a successful business. We will be chatting all about how she got her products into Waitrose and Morrisons, her insights on f...

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Nicci Clark - Re:Nourish Founder | Building an Undefeatable Mindset

Recipe for Greatness - March 17, 2023 06:00 - 40 minutes
In this podcast, we interview Nicci Clark, founder of Re:Nourish. We discuss her journey from a critical care nurse to a successful entrepreneur. Nicci talks about the pivot that led to the creation of ReNourish, the challenges she faced, and the key decisions that drove the company's success. W...

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Kane Dowell - Ask Mummy & Daddy Founder | From Bagging Sweets to National Brand

Recipe for Greatness - March 10, 2023 06:00 - 43 minutes
Welcome to the podcast today we have Kane Dowell, founder of Ask Mummy and Daddy. In this episode, we'll hear about his journey from leaving school at 16 to working with Cath Kidston and helping businesses scale as a operations manager. Kane will also share how he evolved his business from selli...

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Dan Featherstone - Made For Drink Founder | Validating Your Business Without Investing ££££

Recipe for Greatness - February 17, 2023 06:00 - 50 minutes
Today, we have a special guest, Daniel Featherstone, the founder of Made For Drink. Made For Drink is a company that specializes in creating delicious bar snacks and pairing them with a drink. Dan is also the co-founder of The Exmoor Carbon Project. Prior to that Dan built his way up to a senio...

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Charlie Phillips - Founder Morty & Bob's | From Grilled Cheese's to Multi-Site Restaurateur

Recipe for Greatness - February 07, 2023 06:00 - 45 minutes
Today, we have a special guest with us. Charlie Phillips, the founder of Morty & Bob's restaurant. Charlie has been in the food industry for over 15 years, going from working in some of the best restaurants in London to working in cookery television production, working with names such as Tom Ker...

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Roberto Vanin - Bolle Founder | Taking On the Low/No Alcohol Wine Category

Recipe for Greatness - January 27, 2023 06:00 - 41 minutes
Today on the podcast we have Roberto Vanin, the founder of Bolle, a low/no alcohol wine brand. Roberto is so interesting, with his background in chemistry he has been behind some of the biggest household innovations we know such as Vanish. Roberto then led innovation at Mars and many other inte...

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Andy Welch - Seriously Low Carb Founder | Making A Product That Changes Lives

Recipe for Greatness - January 20, 2023 06:00 - 51 minutes
This week on the podcast we have Andy Welch, the founder of Seriously Low Carb, a company bringing you some of your favourite products such as bread, but low in carbohydrates and higher in protein. This is a wonderful example of someone with an idea, weaving their way through the ups and downs ...

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Freya Twigden - Fix8 Founder | The Journey From Passion to Founder to Partnership

Recipe for Greatness - January 13, 2023 06:00 - 45 minutes
Today we have Freya Twigden - the founder of Fix8 - a delicious Kombucha drink. This was such a wide-ranging conversation: from lifestyle and rituals in Chinese culture, scaling from home brewing to full-scale production, yoga and the positive effects of it, and just so much more.  Freya’s ethos...

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Damien Byrne - Hux Cofounder | How To Challenge A Category

Recipe for Greatness - January 06, 2023 05:00 - 44 minutes
Today on the podcast we have Damien Byrne, the co-founder of HUX the science-backed supplement company. Damien has a wealth of experience from his times and Mars and Kind and he shares his knowledge with us and how it translates to the start-up world. There is so much to learn from this convers...

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Alex Harrison - Young Spirits Cofounder | Trial and Error to Success

Recipe for Greatness - December 30, 2022 06:00 - 40 minutes
Today on the podcast we have Alex Harrison, the co-founder of Young Spirits, the secret weapon for small distillers and producers, offering a range of services from bottling all the way to Branding. They also sell their own whisky and rum now, Uhuru.  Alex’s story is all about trial and error, ...

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Take Stock | From Idea in Lockdown to Number One on Amazon

Recipe for Greatness - December 15, 2022 04:00 - 35 minutes
Today on the podcast we have Jess and Ed, the founders of Take Stock the simply better bone broth.  In this conversation we cover lots, going from an idea at the start of lockdown to being a number one rated product on amazon in two years, their journey is really incredible.  Please sit back a...

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