Lily & Emily met at university and spent time living in Shanghai and travelling around China and Asia. Whilst there, they learnt to speak Mandarin and developed their interest in global cuisine, as well as exploring the incredible culinary diversity that China has to offer.
Lily has always been passionate about food and travel, dedicating time to live and travel in Asia and the US to broaden her knowledge. She co-founded Dinner Ladies in 2015 after working as a European specialist for Scott Dunn. She has experience in public relations and is a published travel and food writer. As Head of Operations for Dinner Ladies Lily is responsible for the day to day running of the business which includes bookings, sales & marketing.
Emily trained at the Cooks Academy in Dublin before heading east to Shanghai where the vast array of exciting foods throughout Asia further inspired her cooking. Joining Dinner Ladies in 2017 Emily heads up the chef team and enjoys developing recipes and coming up with new menus, to include seasonal foods and new trends. She is also the food stylist and photographer for Dinner Ladies.
Our food and events have been featured by one of The Guardian’s Food Critics, Absolutely Magazine, Women of China magazine, The Nudge, Twenty Something London, London Popups, Design My Night, Grub Club and the Handbook.