Hood Dinners is run by three friends: journalists Hannah Flint and Eleanor Steafel, and restaurant consultant Amy Newbury. It all started back in February 2018, when we set out to create a space for women to come together over delicious food, vibrant conversation and a few glasses of wine. For every event, we pick a theme and invite three inspiring women to come and give their unique take on it. So far, we have heard from - among others - FGM campaigner Nimco Ali, journalists Bryony Gordon, Poorna Bell and Terri White, activists Gina Martin and Amika George, and poets Nikita Gill and Charli Cox.
We pop up in different locations across the capital: our first event, in August 2018, was held at Grenson Soho, and we have since hosted dinners in Bloomsbury, Battersea and, more recently, at Coach’s Regent Street HQ.
We’re a fast growing community of women in London. Join us.
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 writes a daily recipe column called Tonight’s Dinner. Her cooking is simple, generous, and wonderfully tasty. @elliesteafel
hannah flint // conversation
Hannah is the acting Arts and Entertainment director at ES Magazine and was previously Celebrity director at Grazia. 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 star chefs. She was most recently the operations manager for all-women members club The AllBright, and now works as a consultant to restaurants @amynewbury