Mallika Basu

Mallika Basu


Mallika has over two decades in board-level communications and strategic advisory. She has also been a food writer, commentator and broadcaster for nearly 20 years, and published two cookbooks – Miss Masala: Real Indian Cooking for Busy Living and Masala: Indian Cooking for Modern Living.

She is one of BBC Good Food’s podcast hosts. Mallika set up a consultancy in the pandemic to help organisations navigate major cultural shifts and champion ESG and purpose for social impact and commercial success, with a focus on food, drink and hospitality.

Since then, Mallika has trained over 800 people in the industry and beyond on cultural sensitivity, diversity and inclusion with clients including the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Jamie Oliver Group, and Waitrose. She supported the sensitive and respectful development of a new range of Cooks’ Ingredients at Waitrose and wrote Borough Market’s 2030 strategy. She was named one of Code Hospitality’s 100 women of the year in 2022, as well as 100 most powerful people in Europe’s Travel and Hospitality by the Global Hospitality Institute in December 2022.

The Diet of the Future: What Will we be Eating in 2050?

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Don’t come hungry to this session. Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4 Food Programme, will lead a healthy debate on what we’ll be eating 27 years from now. If we are to successfully transition to fair and equitable food production which benefits people and planet, what will end up on our plates? What role will farming […]