Meet the Team

Ruth Soroko - Chief Executive - 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

Eden Lunghy - Head of Projects - Eat Club - London
Eden is a community driven youth practitioner and Human Geography graduate who has experience in designing and managing social action projects for young people. As HoP, she is keen to continue breaking barriers to widen access to nutritional meals, teach young people how to reduce food waste and support them in developing lifelong culinary skills.

Eden Lunghy

Head of Projects

Natasha Bamuwayira - Head of Social Media - Eat Club - London
My background is in social media; working for news companies such as the Financial Times, BloombergQuickTake and Mail Online. I love content creation and writing blog posts for other brands. I host and edit my own podcast show.

Natasha Bamuwayira

Head of Social Media

Session Leaders

David Thompson - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
David is a Master’s Graduate in the Anthropology of Food [SOAS] with a keen interest in global food, nutrition and health policy. Over the past ten years David has run food events exploring concepts through cookery. Further, he has experience working in school kitchens and has policy experience in both school and hospital catering.

David Thomson

Special Projects | 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

Clara Vale - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Clara has worked as a professional chef for the past 4 years. She is passionate about food that is healthy and sustainable, as well as teaching others how to cook. Her goal is to make good food more accessible to all.

Clara Vale

Session Leader

Abigail Kaufman - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Abi has a degree in Hospitality Management and has worked as a chef in multiple restaurants in London and abroad. She has loved cooking from a young age and is interested in how food brings people together and is an essential part of every culture. Abi regularly caters, develops recipes and shares cooking videos on social media.

Abigail Kaufman

Session Leader

Daniel Levin - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Social Anthropology graduate with great interpersonal skills and a keen interest in all aspects of food production and consumption. Dan has key experience in areas of operations management, brand development and marketing in food and retail industries.

Daniel Levin

Session Leader

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 Leader and Fundraiser

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

Lara Thompson - Session Leader - Eat Club - London
Lara is a a creative, enthusiastic and dedicated NPD and restaurant chef. She loves innovation, collaborations and helping clients produce incredible products to make customers and guests happy. When she’s not creating, she is sharing her knowledge and love of beautiful food by running creative workshops and spending my her researching new food trends and ideas.

Lara Thompson

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

Liam Hughes - Trustee - London
Liam has always loved food. Eating it, cooking it, thinking about it (has always been a bit obsessed). One of his favourite aspects of food is its power to bring people together. Sharing food not only helps to maintain physical health but also ones mental health through creating social bonds. Liam has previously worked as a youth worker for several years, so being able to combine both his passion and professional cheffing experience at Eat Club been an amazing opportunity.

Liam Hughes

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


Martin Caraher - Trustee - Eat Club - London
Martin Caraher is professor emeritus of food and health policy at Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. He has worked for and acted as a consultant to the UK Department of Health, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation. He currently acts as an advisor on food matters to a number of social science research groups across Europe; as well he is an advisor to the European Executive Agency for Health and Consumers.

Martin Caraher


Jennifer Chong - Trustee - Eat Club - London
Jennifer is a lawyer specialised in advising charities, social enterprises and other organisations seeking to achieve a positive social and/or environmental impact.

Jennifer Chong


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

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