hood dinners

a dinner series combining delicious food with inspiring female speakers in locations across London.



date: 23rd November

arrival: 6.30pm
food + speakers from 7pm

location: The London Cooking Project, Ethelburga St, London SW11 4AG

price: £40 (includes cocktail + three-course dinner) 


join us for our third dinner: a conversation on persistence at The London Cooking Project in Battersea on Friday 23rd November.

From activism to politics and the age of Me Too, female persistence has never felt more important. And so, for our next dinner, we will be celebrating three women who have created change - in their own lives and beyond. 

We'll be hearing from:

Special guest Nimco Ali, social activist, feminist, FGM campaigner and the co-founder of Daughters of Eve - a non-profit which provides education and raises awareness about FGM. She has worked to re-frame FGM as child abuse in the UK and, last year, she stood for the Women's Equality Party in the general election. She has been listed as a Woman of the Year by Red magazine and appeared on the annual Woman's Hour Power List. 

Grace Campbell, activist and co-founder of the Pink Protest. Grace will be talking to us about the importance of female activism, organising protests and why she campaigns for change. 

Charly Cox, poet and MQ mental health ambassador. Charly will be chatting about raising the awareness of mental health, persisting to improve her own and her new book She Must Be Mad.

Rebecca Armstrong, features editor at i news. Almost five years ago, Rebecca's husband was hit by a car, changing their lives for ever. Since then, she has been 'fighting for him, cheering him up, rolling with the punches and cobbling a life together.' She has written about their journey in a column for the i and will talk to us about her inspring reaction to his accident. 

take a look at our next menu below… 



Cocktail //

quince, gin, lemon, thyme, soda

nibbles //

whipped ricotta, pickled quince, sourdough toast
wild mushroom and taleggio arancini


beetroot and gin-cured salmon, horseradish cream, apple and cucumber pickle

homemade rye bread, smoked butter

main //

slow-cooked ox cheek, creamy polenta, charred sweetheart cabbage, gremolata crumb

dessert //

sticky ginger cake, salted cider caramel, muscovado cream


about us

hood is a dinner series with a difference, combining sumptuous food with inspiring female speakers in beautiful locations across London. Each time, we pick a theme and invite three speakers to give their unique take on it. But we want to do more than just talk.

Ours is a community designed to rejuvenate and inspire women. A place where they can come together to create new friendships and long-lasting connections. hood was founded by:


Eleanor Steafel // food

Eleanor works as a feature writer and recipe columnist at The Telegraph, reporting on major news events and writing interviews. She also happens to spend every spare moment thinking about food and runs a regular supper club in her own home cooking delicious, seasonal dinners. Her cooking is simple, generous, and wonderfully tasty. @elliesteafel

Hannah Flint // conversation

Hannah works as Grazia’s Celebrity Director, writing features and interviewing everyone from Susan Sarandon to All Saints and Carla Bruni. It’s her job to find our brilliant speakers and interview them on the night @hflint_

Amy Newbury // operations, communications

Amy has a decade of experience in the hospitality industry in everything from casual dining to Michelin. She is the operations manager for all-women members club, The AllBright @amynewbury