Mandy is a food systems entrepreneur and philanthropist. Having enjoyed success across Asia as a model, film and TV actor, presenter and producer, she moved to the UK in 2015 to start a family and join the revolution in local, sustainable food. Now Mandy is transforming her lifelong passion for nutrition and food systems into a business – she is opening a farm-to-table deli in London’s Notting Hill and hopes to follow that with a farming venture in the near future. In her exclusive column for Sublime Magazine, she will be talking about these experiences and various aspects of sustainable eating.
The early days of the pandemic feel like such a long time ago that it’s easy to forget the fears of food shortages that gripped many in the UK. As panicked shoppers rushed to supermarkets to stock up on essentials, empty shelves were a common sight around the country. Now many months later, it’s clear that those fears were unfounded. Stocks were quickly replenished, and food supply chains have since proven remarkably resilient.
Welcome to my new regular column for Sublime Magazine, where I hope to discuss sustainable food, lifestyle and family. A few years ago I left behind a life in the entertainment industry spotlight in Asia to start a family in the UK. Now I invite you to share my journey as I set up a sustainable food business and try to give my children an upbringing that is nutritious, delicious and good for the planet.