thefoodpeople 2023 In Numbers

Last year was another landmark year across the food and beverage industry. As we kick off 2024 we recap the past 12 months in numbers for thefoodpeople.

2 - new team members joining thefoodpeople! In 2023 we welcomed Annie Blissett and Sam Wilson as a new Trend Writers in the content team. You can find out more about the full tfp team here.

15 - new schools onboarded by The TFP Foundation's charity partner, Chefs in Schools. We launched The TFP Foundation back in November 2020 as a charitable embodiment of our purpose - to use food as a force for good by supporting food, health and education in children and young people. Find out more here.

50 - countries within the tfp community. Our network continues to grow internationally, expanding our insight into global trends and the movers and shakers in all corners of the world.

69 - keynote presentations delivered. Including several talks at The International Food and Drink Event, Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Event - both part of Food, Drink & Hospitality Week, plus many others.

230 - copies of our latest e-book sold. We update our e-book annually to include the latest year of trends, now spanning 17 years. You can find out more about, and buy, the latest copy of our e-book, 17 Years In Food & Beverage Trends, here. £24 from of every book sold goes directly to The TFP Foundation.

273 - Blog articles published. We share daily news on our blog covering industry news, product launches, trend report takeouts, event news, company updates and much more. Stay up to date on our blog here.

363 - 'In Conversation With...' minutes recorded. In 2023 we featured another collection of exciting and insightful speakers on our ICW series including Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Presenter Julie Lin; Stu Macdonald, Founder of ManiLife; Mitch Tonks, Restaurateur & Fishmonger; and many more. You can listen back to all the discussions over on our YouTube channel here, or on any podcast platform.

506 - combined years of food and drink experience across the team combined. That's quite some expertise right there!

2,023 - hours of Trend Summit footage watched ... so far! We'll be introducing all of the conversations from our latest annual Food & Beverage Trend Summit, held in November, on YouTube this month.

2,585 - Trend Summit attendees. We had people register and join our most recent summit from all around the world and from a hugely diverse range of companies across the food and beverage industry. We'll be introducing details of our 2024 Trend Summit in the coming months here.

17,051 - social media followers. We like to stay connected and in discussion with our community, doing so regularly across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, X and LinkedIn. Join the conversation and give us a follow.

28,340 - donations in pounds to The TFP Foundation (up until the end of November 2023). Find out more about The TFP Foundation here.

136,000 - and counting ... the number of words published on our blog in 2023. The fact that you're reading this means that number has already increased!

4,582,914 - Chefs in Schools influenced meals served this year. Registered charity Chefs in Schools works to improve the health of children through better school food and education. Their mission is to encourage and enable schools across the country to serve great, creative school food - that doesn't just fill young people up, but feeds their imagination too. Find out more about Chefs in Schools here.