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Let Me Introduce You To William Chase, Inspirational Food Entrepreneur and Driving Force Behind the Willy's ACV Brand

Season 3, Ep. 2

Let me Introduce you to William Chase, He is a truly inspiring food and drink entrepreneur. His career in farming has seen him as a commercial potato grower, create Tyrells Potato Crisps, then Chase Spirits and now Willy’s ACV a wellness brand with a cluster of new fermented products on their way.

He shares that he would love to inspire and encourage others and that his greatest influencers are people who inspire him to try new things, have a go , do something differently, which he is clearly always up for doing himself.

Growing up on a very mixed farm with access to the countryside, fresh produce and small scale animal rearing and the most delicious Jersey milk, gave him a foundation to appreciate good food.

Recently his interest in fermenting , eating well and having a better overall balance in his life, has led him to adjust his diet and his lifestyle and he is clearly enjoying learning and sharing that journey and what it has taught him with others.

I know this episode will leave you feeling so good about how we can produce food in the UK, about changing attitudes to food and wellness and feeling inspired and filled with hope about opportunities to be entrepreneurial too....

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Let Me Introduce You To Francis Gimblett, author of the Gimblett's Guide to The Best of British Cheese, and Co-Owner of Taste of the Vine, an Interactive Food and Drink Events Business. ,

Season 3, Ep. 3
Let Me Introduce You to Francis Gimblett, Author of Gimblett's Guide to the Best of British Cheeses, and co Owner of Taste of the Vine, an interactive food and drink event company.Francis and I met in Spring 2021 when I joined one of his monthly Friday evening meet the cheesemaker tasting sessions. I learned so much and loved meeting the cheesemakers. I told other people and very quickly was joined on screen by 10-12 friends each month ....My copy of Francis book , Gimblett's Guide to the Best of British Cheeses has become very well thumbed and through it i have tracked down cheesemakers around the UK and even found a cheesemaking course in Tottenham, London inspired by him.He is a great story teller so i know you will enjoy hearing about :his journey in food and drinkpeople who have inspired or encouraged himhis French mother's cooking and how that added to his food journeyhow he has for many years, resisted repitition and always desired change, t learn or to reinvent things BUT how possibly now after almost 2 years of constant change, he my just be happy for a little more predictability for a while we talk about work life balance and partnering in business with his wifeabout the importance of understanding your P&L and planning for your business right from Day 1 we also get a hint or two about his next taste adventure....I cannot wait