Advisor & Speaker

Consultancy, Speaking & Events

  • International conference speeches, panel member and chair, educational seminars
  • Workshop and presentations on food history, food culture, food science and feminism, product development for food start-ups, food sustainability
  • Cookery demonstrations specialising in culinary history – in character as the first female celebrity cook – Fanny Cradock 
  • Food quality reviews and competition/award judging
  • Food trends analysis, menu evaluation, and development
  • Food premises and hygiene auditing
History of food science food culture and a touch of feminism

Presentation: History of food science, food culture and a touch of feminism

Women's Enterprising Leadership programme: Food

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

We have a long history with food and foodstuffs. How we produce, consume and even think about food is changing rapidly. The talk covered the history of food science, technology, and culture.

impact womens network the nutrition debate

Nutrition and food debate panel: Are we responsible for our own health and wellbeing?

Impact Women's Network

The Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge

Much of the illness and disease we see in the developed world is a result of what we put in our mouths. Can we empower and inspire people to make positive choices? 

Sugar reduction debate

Sugar reduction debate - Fighting fit – is the UK sugar policy getting results

The Ingredients Show - Reed Exhibitions

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

The sugar tax has spurred fizzy drink makers to reformulate. But has the UK done enough to slow the spread of non-communicable diseases? Or should more radical policies that seek to fundamentally adjust the food environment be considered? Hosted by: Katy Askew, Senior Editor, Food Navigator.

Food demonstration : Fanny Craddock’s 1970’s curries

Live cookery theatre - Ginger and Spice Festival

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Realistically re-incarnating the flamboyantly retro first female celebrity chef Fanny Cradock, Sue demonstrated Fanny’s love of spice, making authentic Green Pullau and Coconut curry. These South Indian recipes were those that Fanny learned from “dear little Mrs Tarla Darlal “ ~ India’s best-selling cookery author ~ when she and Johnny visited India in the 1970s.

fanny cradock eel cake

Food Demonstration: Fanny Cradock makes an eel cake

Ely’s Food and Drink Festival - Ely Eel Festival

Cookery Live theatre, Ely

One of the crowd-drawing highlights of the day was food historian Dr Sue’s rendition of the late Fanny Craddock. Donning her elegantly eccentric outfit, she demonstrated her 1960s cookery skills by creating an eel shaped cake.. “It added a real flamboyancy and she was a delight to watch,” Tracey added. “Perfect for people who didn’t remember Fanny Craddock and a great treat for those who did.”

Fanny Cradock history and science of jellies for adults children

Fanny Cradock - history and science of jellies for adults & children

Castle Hill Open Day Event

Museum of Cambridge

With a series of characterful practical demonstrations as Fanny, Sue explored the history of jelly and how science and food can be brought together to lead to loads of wobbly, fruit-flavoured fun.
As Fanny, Sue made jellies in retro aluminium bunny rabbit jelly moulds, so familiar to children of the 1960s and 1970s, and children made jelly spheres.

talk on food and feminism

Talk : Food and Feminism

Eat Cambridge

Council Chamber, Guildhall, Cambridge

The Main Event: Commonly, women are called cooks, and men are chefs. Are these titles and roles outdated and outmoded? Is cooking a lost art and what has feminism got to do with it? Dr Sue Bailey took us through a quick culinary history trip from the suffragettes to the female-run kitchens of the present day.

after dinner speech European Institute of Innovation and Technology

After dinner speech

European Institute of Innovation and Technology - Food Winter School


Sue’s speech inspired the international students to pursue their dreams in food sector. It covered challenges of global food sustainability and consumer choices, plus innovative product development – with a Cambridge link. The EIT Food Winter School encourages innovative design ideas to become viable solutions to develop a sustainable healthy food landscape.

women of food Taste London Exhibition

Women of Food – An appetite for change

Taste London Exhibition

Regents Park

This sparky salon covered feminism in the kitchen, our appetite for change, culinary inspirations, creativity and our quintessential summer dishes. Prolific food and travel writer Sudi Pigott hosted Sue plus writer Anna Sulan Masing and Sous Chef owner Nicola Lando. To finish was a chocolate meditation with Meredith Whitely – Food at Heart.

Other Fanny Cradock Events

fanny cradock celebrity cook talks and events

Feature in Waitrose weekend

Eat Cambridge | Fabulous Fanny’s  Summer event  

Museum of Cambridge | Fabulous Fanny’s Christmas party 


Eat Cambridge Food Debate | Cambridge Food: Art or Science? | Cambridge Union

Chemical lunch box | Presentation chair | Royal Society of Chemistry, London

WI talks | Fanny Cradock – her life , times and fame as an early TV food celebrity | Potton End

WI talks | Food science frivolity and feminism | Cambridge and Newnham

WI talks | Food science and technology – with a Cambridge twist | Barton

After Eights talk | Food science, frivolity and feminism for International Women’s Day | Grantchester  


Velvet Magazine Food and Drink Awards 2023 and 2024 | Food hero judge | Newmarket Jockey Club |

Cambridge News & Media Food and Drink Awards | Chef of the Year judge | Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge

Cake wars | Charity cake event judging | The Plough, Shepreth

Ready steady cook off | Food waste judge | Cambridge Food Hub