After a brief wrong turn into law, Caroline fell into journalism and at 23 she was commissioned with a friend, Rachel Silver, to write a book, Establishment Wives, looking at the British establishment through the eyes of women. She edited TRAVELLER magazine for 5 years and worked with explorers such as Ranulph Fiennes.
After she relocated to Lincolnshire, she set up her own food PR and events company to look after local produce businesses. Over the years she commissioned a great deal of food photography and would often wonder why there were no awards for the finest food photographers. So she created one herself.
Luke Johnson, the legendary entrepreneur offered to back her business, The Food Awards Company and four years on, the awards are described as “one of the world’s most respected niche photo contests”. Sponsors now include Champagne Taittinger, Marks & Spencer and Partridges, grocer to HM the Queen. Judges have included Yotam Ottolenghi, Antonio Carluccio, Michel Roux Jr and a host of food and photographic stars from around the world.
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