Ramona Andrews is a food writer and digital content producer with more than ten years industry experience. She worked for the BBC Food website
for many years, during which time the site won a BAFTA nomination, World Food Media Award and Guild of Food Writers Award.
But before we get to all that, here's a bit of a backstory...
They say it's all about who you know in the media. Well thankfully Ramona’s dad was a well-connected South London driving instructor whose contacts branched right across the capital and beyond. Daddy’s network (ok, so he once taught someone cool to drive) led to an internship for Martha Stewart Living magazine
in New York City, where Ramona first cut her teeth in food media at the age of 19.
Her first digital job was for My Village, a London listings magazine and, after studying to be a chef at Westminster Kingsway College, she went to work for the UKTV Food website (now Good Food Channel).
Ramona has worked as a restaurant reviewer for Time Out (London)
and Square Meal (Bristol)
and as a recipe tester for Penguin Random House
and Dorling Kindersley
She was the Producer of the BBC Food blog and moved with the team from London to Bristol, where many of the BBC’s food programmes are now made. Ramona also has marketing experience working for Zone
digital agency producing social media and other comms on behalf of clients such as Channel 4
During her time at the BBC, Ramona developed her food styling skills and had a go behind the camera. She now works with photographer and film-maker, Joseph Turp
, offering a full package of recipes, photography, video and other editorial.
She lives in Bristol with Joseph and her two boys, but still finds London calling for work and fun. From September 2016, Ramona will also be studying towards an MSc in Food Policy at City, University of London.