Meet the Team

Ruth Soroko - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
As the founder of Eat Club, Ruth Soroko offers the charity a range of personal skills. Her Masters degree in Food and Nutrition Policy from City University of London underpins the academic and research foundation of Eat Club. Her past experience with running her own design business has given her financial and project management skills as well as aiding her in giving Eat Club a unique visual identity

Ruth Soroko

Chief Executive

Svenja Duppenbecker - Head of Projects - London
Svenja is passionate about helping the environment and people and so has spent the last 7 years working in sustainability and community engagement roles, including many projects focused on food. Having had a love of food since childhood she is a keen home cook, hosting dinner parties for friends, as well as for charities including FoodCycle, Furloughed Foodies and Refugee Community Kitchen.

Svenja Duppenbecker

Head of Projects

Liza Konash - Comms & Marketing Lead - Eat Club - London
Liza is an AfN registered Nutritionist with a marketing background, and an interest in how our dietary choices and environment sit at the nexus of human, planetary and economic health. She’ll be getting more and more people to know about and support the incredible impact of Eat Club.

Liza Konash

Comms & Marketing Lead

Jennifer Wittingham - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
A recent MPhil graduate in Environment, Society and Sustainability from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Jen has a keen interest in sustainable agriculture, farmer’s rights and food justice. She has experience farming and cooking with prisoners in South Africa, cooking for homeless shelters in Brighton, and running healthy eating sessions with young carers and Alzheimer suffers in Cornwall.

Jennifer Whittingham


Session Leaders

Jocelyn Nicholas - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Joss has been working professionally in food for the last 3 years, and has a keen focus on nutrition and making her kitchen as close to zero-waste as possible! Joss runs a small catering company and chefs in an East London restaurant.

Jocelyn Nicholas

Session Leader

Feilim O Cuireain - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Féilim has been a professional chef for the past ten years, spending time in restaurants in Ireland, London, Amsterdam and Jersey, focusing on cooking and sustainability. Much of his work has been cooking for groups involved with refugees based in London and Calais in Northern France where he was conducting research for a Masters in International Development with the University of Amsterdam.

Feilim O Cuireain

Session Leader

Neta Yaniv - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Neta is an experienced pastry chef and a chef who’s passionate about good ingredients, great flavours and simplicity. The education of kids and young adults in the culinary field is something she has always been passionate about and always wanted to do.

Neta Yaniv

Session Leader

Moon Bedeaux - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Moon is a self-taught chef. She has run her own food business in Camden market from the age of 21, working for cafes and food stalls preparing and cooking food. She continues to cook for her current business as well as professionally chefing for commercial clients,

Moon Bedeaux

Session Leader

Mariana Roncon - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Mariana has been a chef for 18 years. She’s from Brazil and worked in São Paulo before working for almost 5 years in cruise ships. In London, she worked in restaurants, bras4eries, events and catering. In her opinion, cooking is food for the soul and brings people together.

Mariana Roncon

Session Leader

Em Chittock - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Em is a food enthusiast with kitchen experience and a keen interest in provenance and seasonality.Em is currently cooking at a busy cafe in Walthamstow, working in a fast paced environment, delivering simple, thoughtful dishes.

Em Chittock

Session Leader

Laura Lo Faro - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Laura’s food journey started in 2013 when she found a bakery called The Biscuit Badger, here in London. Being Italian, food has always had a central role in her life especially in the South of Italy where she is from. In 2020 she enrolled in the Le Cordon Blue Madrid, where she lived for one year, graduating with a diploma as a pastry chef.

Laura Lo Faro

Session Leader

Laura Macchietto - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
After 10 years of working in fundraising in the charity sector, Laura switched careers to pursue her passion for food. She trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine and has been working as a chef for the past two years in fine dining restaurants and events catering. She loves seeing how food can bring people together believes that healthy, delicious food should be accessible to everyone.

Laura Machietto

Session Leader

Rachel Pynenburg - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Rachel is a chef with experience cooking in a wide range of environments from fine dining through to cafe chef with stints as a chalet chef, wedding caterer, working on a salmon farm and everything in between. She studied nutrition at University and has always been passionate about food and getting friends and family into the kitchen.

Rachel Pynenburg

Session Leader

Emily Cline - Session Leader - London
Emily grew up on a diet of fish fingers and spaghetti’s and was very adverse to all "green stuff". Being inspired by a Sainsbury's ad featuring Jamie Oliver at age 6 she found the desire to learn to cook and fell in love with food. After training as a chef she became a bit fed up with how elitist and patriarchal the kitchen could be. She the decided to pursue teaching in order to foster a love of cooking in young people and improve the UK's food culture and has now worked as a food teacher for the last 2 years.

Emily Cline

Session Leader


Alexander Campbell - Trustee - Eat Club - London
A toxicologist by training Alex Campbell set up and led the Veterinary Poisons Information Service and has been General Secretary, Treasurer and President of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists. He has served as trustee for several charities, is a ‘foodie’ and is passionate about cooking, opera, singing and stage-arts.

Alexander Campbell


Peter Brown - Trustee - Eat Club - London
Peter Brown is a corporate, marketing and brand strategist with over 20 years of experience including work at KPMG and Orange. He is a trustee and strategic advisor at The Connection at St. Martin’s, the leading London homelessness charity, as well as strategic consultant to Independent Age and The Seckford Foundation.

Peter Fischer Brown


Tessa Tricks - Trustee - Eat Club - London
Tessa Tricks holds a Masters in the Anthropology of Food from SOAS. She had spent time in San Francisco where she worked with Seedling Projects on the Good Food Awards and the Good Food Merchants Guild as the Maybach Foundation’s Culinary Arts fellow. She has formerly worked with the Sustainable Food Trust and in the kitchen in The Ethicurean restaurant and written for Fork magazine and Edible Communities. She is now a creative partner at Hubbub.

Tessa Tricks


Carmen brings over 15 years of leadership experience specialising in growth and partnerships, executive advisory, and risk management. A holder of MBA from the London Business School and Fellowship with the Society of Actuaries, coupled with strategy advisory experiences at the Boston Consulting Group and Google, Carmen brings her acumen in growth and tech balancing with responsible finance, risk and governance.

Carmen Leung


Caroline Chandler - Trustee - Eat Club - London
Caroline is a public policy expert, who has been working in research and evaluation at the local, national and international level since 2014. She led on food and agriculture policy evaluation for Ipsos UK, before leaving to complete a PhD at the UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. Caroline is a Director of the Kentish Town Vegbox, and has experience as an organic grower.

Caroline Chandler


Debby Webb - Trustee - Eat Club - London
Debby has worked in the public sector all her life – first in the NHS and now as a Civil Servant at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). She is currently responsible for certain aspects of national nutrition legislation. She is an experienced Trustee having first become one about eight years ago and is also vice-Chair of International Cat Care.

Debby Webb

Deputy Chair

Young Leaders

Joshua Phung - Young Leader - Eat Club - London
Making a meal is like making an artwork portrait. An artist draws. a chef cooks. An artist adds a frame. a chef adds a plate. Both are accomplished with their position.

Joshua Phung

Young Leader

Michelle Bockor - Young Leader - London
'Michelle is one of our young leaders. She is passionate about encouraging young people to have better relationships with their bodies and with food.'

Michelle Bockor

Young Leader

Jordan Minga - Young Leader - London
Jordan is a Photographer and an aspiring Filmmaker currently finishing his studies at the London Screen Academy doing a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology. He is an experienced Public Speaker and Poet having done events at South London Gallery and the Wellcome Collection.

Jordan Minga

Young Leader

Becky Odoi - Young Leader - Eat Club - London
As an avid sports enthusiast I like to spend my time being active; whether that be doing athletics, playing volleyball or even going for a walk. I joined Eat Club so I could share my knowledge about the food system from my previous work but join members in a social setting to create an environment where we can learn about nutrition and health in a fun, creative way.

Becky Odoi

Young Leader

Miriam Zahed - Young Leader - Eat Club - London
I am Miriam and am a Biomedical sciences student that is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and eating good food, looking forward to working with you all.
Riana Howarth - Young Leader - Eat Club - London
I am Riana.

Riana Howarth

Young Leader

Dylan Stevens - Young Leader - Eat Club - London
I'm 17 years old and currently studying for a professional chef's diploma level 1and I am passionate about all things to do with food.
Dylan Stevens - Young Leader - Eat Club - London
I'm 17 years old and currently studying for a professional chef's diploma level 1and I am passionate about all things to do with food.

Dylan Stevens

Young Leader

Would you like to join the Team?

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Get in touch

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+44 7452 999751



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62 Beechwood road, London, E8 3DY