Honorary Trustees

Here at Norfolk Food & Drink we are painfully aware that many individuals across the county work and have worked tirelessly, very often volunteering their time, to champion the wonderful food and drink of which we are so proud here in Norfolk. We are honoured to have many of them as our patrons or as current or previous Champions, and many work with us day in and day out on our steering committee and organising events for their particular area or industry as part of Norfolk Food & Drink. However, we have created a very special tier of recognition within Norfolk Food & Drink – that of Honorary Trustee. Our aim is to recognise those individuals who go above and beyond in their work to promote all that is great about food and drink here in Norfolk. So please do take a moment to read more about these amazing individuals…

Mary Kemp's November preparation of the food ready for Christmas.
Mary Kemp


Mary Kemp, cookery writer and demonstrator with a Norfolk farming background, is an advocate for locally produced, seasonal food made using the finest and freshest ingredients. Mary has been involved in the world of cookery for the last twenty five years expanding her knowledge and expertise at places including Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir and Billingsgate Seafood School. She writes for the Norfolk magazine, is a regular guest on BBC Radio Norfolk and organises cookery theatres across East Anglia, showcasing the best local produce and chefs. Mary is a Nuffield Farming Scholar and has travelled extensively studying food and farming, being named Food Hero in the EDP 2013 Norfolk Food and Drink Awards. In recognition of her commitment, passion and support of the food and drink industry here in Norfolk, Mary has recently been appointed an Honorary Trustee of Norfolk Food and Drink Limited.