About

Our key ingredients are an experienced inside-out approach with the very best food and communications industry networks

Mallika pulls together the key ingredients from a long and successful career in communications, as an “ethnic” food personality and food business founder to give you the 360 degree perspective you need. Mallika also has an extensive contact book offering the very best in industry partners, experts and suppliers for the best and cost-effective results.

Some career highlights:

  • 21 years of communications industry experience across London’s best-known agencies advising the likes of Coca-Cola, Nestle, Danone, AB InBev, Avon, Hunter etc
  • 15 years of food industry experience, including:
    • Food entrepreneur and Co-founder of SIZL Spices
    • Industry comment and columns for London Evening Standard, Speciality Food Magazine, The Grocer, The Telegraph etc
    • Training courses and workshops for British Library, BBC Good Food and the Guild of Food Writers
    • Brand partnerships with Morrisons, Braun, Tilda Basmati, Elmlea etc
    • Guild of Fine Food finale judge for two consecutive years for the Great Taste Awards annual best of the best in food and drink 
    • Social media influencer with verified profiles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
    • Food writer with two published cookbooks: Masala and Miss Masala
    • Wide, personal network of food industry journalists, influencers and stakeholders
    • Defra Great British Food Campaign pioneer 

Corporate

  • Specialist Partner, Pagefield (May 2015 – May 2020)
    Strategy and creativity
    New business
    Relationships and partnerships
    Some clients: Ola, Budweiser Brewing Group, Avon, Hunter Boots
  • MD of Corporate, MSLGROUP London (Nov 2012 – Apr 2015)
    Build corporate division
    Deliver organic growth
    Oversee key client relationships
    Provide team leadership and external brand positioning
    Some clients: Coca-Cola, International Sweeteners Association, EY, Nestle, Danone
  • Director, Management Board, The Communication Group, London (Jun. 2005 – Oct. 2012)
    Devise and deliver integrated Public Affairs, Corporate, Consumer and Financial PR programme
    Content creation and thought leadership reports
    Some clients: Development Securities PLC, De Beers Group Marketing, World Jewellery Federation, D&D Group (South Place Hotel)
  • Senior Account Manager, Hill & Knowlton, London (June 2003 – June 2005)
    Media relations, events and stakeholder communications
    Some clients: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Learning and Skills Council, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Food

  • 2019
    Launched SIZL Spices, a heady and high-quality premium range of spices
  • 2018
    Published Masala: Indian Cooking for Modern Living (Bloomsbury Publishing)
    Named one the 1,000 most influential people in London by the annual Progress 1000 report
  • 2015 onwards
    Evening Standard columnist and commentator
    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) GREAT British Food Campaign pioneer
    Food and drink speaker and influencer
    Brand campaigns for Tilda Basmati Rice, Braun hand blender, Patak’s curry pastes, Elmlea, Aldi etc
  • 2014
    Featured cooking on Jamie Oliver’s YouTube Channel FoodTube (and again in 2016)
  • 2012
    Featured cooking with Madhur Jaffrey for her TV show Curry Nation
  • 2010
    Published Miss Masala: Indian Cooking for Busy Living (Harper Collins)
  • 2006
    Launched food blog Quick Indian Cooking