polly robinson communications
PR for Chefs, Restaurants, Food & Drink
Polly Robinson has over 20 years marketing and PR experience and has specialised in working with chefs and restaurants and food & drink producers since 2008. She has an extensive network in the food & drink world including food writers, journalists, chefs and entrepreneurs.
Polly ran Food Safari, which took the public and media on behind-the-scenes, field-to-fork experiences with food and drink producers in Suffolk and London.
Polly’s clients have included restaurants such as Ynyshir, Northcote, and Le Café du Marché. Food and drink clients include Aspall, Hillfarm Oils, Spoon Cereals, Hodmedod and Hepple Gin. At Aspall I was acting Head of Marketing (2013-2015) and led a major rebrand project from concept development through to implementation in packaging and online.
If you need an experienced PR and communications specialist, with a deep understanding of the principles of marketing, give me a shout.
I am a committee member of the Guild of Food Writers.
I was a Board member of the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival and helped to curate the programme of workshops and demonstrations as well as fringe events for six years.
I am regularly asked to judge local and national food awards. In 2018, 2017 and 2016 I was a regional judge for the Delicious Magazine Produce Awards and the East of England Producer of the Year Awards. In 2015 I was a judge for the BBC Food & Farming Awards Best Suffolk Market and for the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards.
Recognition and Awards
Food Safari received national acclaim achieving widespread national press and TV coverage including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Country Life, Olive and Food & Travel magazines and was featured on the Great British Food Revival on BBC2 and on Country Tracks on BBC1. In 2012 Food Safari won UK Cookery School Awards - Best Day Course/Food experience and was shortlisted in the British Cookery School Awards Best Use of Local Ingredients and won the Pride of Suffolk Award in the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2012.