Win a chance to be Backed By Gizzi Erskine

If you’ve made your first foray into the world of food, American Express is offering up the chance to work with culinary innovator Gizzi Erskine, giving you the opportunity to be backed by the renowned pop-up chef, author, broadcaster and restauranteur.

Whether you’re a budding food entrepreneur with your own innovative product or dish, or run your own market stall – enter now to get the help and inspiration you’ll need to set you on your way to really shake up the gastronomic world.

Backed by the likes of restaurateur and businesswoman, Prue Leith, Richard Turner, the brains behind Hawksmoor, and street food supremo, Jonathan Downey, Gizzi credits her success to the support she received when starting out, and now wants to pay it forward.

Gizzi says: “I received my initial formal training at Leiths Cookery School but it was actually my mum nurtured my food obsession when I was little, she used to laughingly say, ‘you’re the only one of my daughters who eats everything!’. That actually gave me confidence to explore my interest in all things food and now I’m really excited to offer my support.”

American Express understands the importance of powerful backing. Knowing that someone has your back gives you the confidence to move forward – in life and in business.  

The winner will be given access to the kind of life-enriching experience American Express and Gizzi Erskine are proud to provide. This includes;

  • Working with Gizzi at the vibrant Mare Street Market in Hackney

  • Advice from her on what goes into a successful food venture

  • Access to industry experts e.g. marketing, business management

  • Refining and showcasing your culinary creation

This amazing experience gives you the inspiration and support you need to propel your passion forward – what happens next is up to you!

Simply tell us what you’re working on and how Gizzi’s backing can help take it to the next level. Enter below.

A panel of experts, including representatives from Gizzi Erskine’s team, HuffPost UK and American Express amongst others will be judging entries based on creativity, originality and commercial viability of food product or dish.  

T&Cs (click above for full T&Cs):

  • Entrants must be 18+ and resident in the UK

  • Competition closes at 12pm on 10 July 2018

  • Entrants must be able to produce their own food product or dish

  • Entrants must not have an existing retail listing or fixed premises

  • Available in July (when winner will be selected) and during August –September and November – December 2018 (for backing experience)

  • By entering this competition, all applicants agree to the terms and conditions