About Ramona

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, BakingMad.com and Prezzo.

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.

Ramona's clients

Channel 4 logo
Dorling Kindersley logo
BBC logo
Good Food Channel logo
Penguin Random House logo
Zone Logo
Expedia logo
Time Out logo
Baking Mad logo
Handbag.com_logo

Food writing

Here are just a few examples of Ramona's feature writing:

BBC Food

Feature: Little chefs

Gatwick Airport

Feature: Cool winter wonderlands

Bristol 2015

Feature: Green Valentine’s Day

Square Meal

Feature: Focus on Bristol bars

Bristol 2015

Feature: How to eat sustainably

BakingMad.com

Feature: Baking Mad newsletter

Piccolo cherry tomatoes

Feature: Website and recipe writing

Social media


There’s been a recent shift in digital to focus on social media content as a gateway to news and views online, particularly around food. Ramona’s role in leading the editorial direction of BBC Food’s social media content has been key to bringing the website’s content to new audiences – in particular with the BBC Food’s Twitter account (205k followers).

Ramona also had a six month stint on Channel 4’s @FoodOn4 (64k followers) and the Come Dine With Me Facebook page (1.5 million likes) on behalf of Zone digital agency.

At the BBC, Ramona introduced Bake Off's Mary Berry to Twitter, running a Twitter Q&A ahead of her new series.

She also represented Channel 4’s @FoodOn4 during a live Q&A with Jamie Oliver. Ramona has been organising this type of event with top chefs since the early days of webchats, running regular Q&As after BBC Two’s Saturday Kitchen at Cactus studios with the likes of Ken Hom, James Martin, Donna Hay and The Hairy Bikers.

Throughout 2015 she worked with the organisation set up to facilitate Bristol's year as European Green Capital, to develop a tone of voice and strategy on social media. She also used Storify to report on events such as the Bristol Business Summits and TEDxBristol.

Food styling

Ramona loves working as a home economist. In partnership with photographer and film-maker Joseph Turp she can offer a full package of recipes, photography, video and social media content.

Get in touch with Ramona:

Call: 07813 094 405
ramona@ramonaandrews.com
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