Golding, who previously spent many years working closely with Bournemouth and Poole College’s Specialised Chefs’ Scholarship apprentices and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, joins Table Talk Foundation from The Pig Group, where he worked as chef director for nearly a decade.
As head of food education, he will spearhead the development of educational initiatives, including workshops, courses, and resources that will empower children to make informed choices about their food, improve their cooking skills, and understand the broader impact of their food choices on the environment.
“I'm truly excited to join Table Talk Foundation and contribute to its mission of fostering food education,” says Golding.
“Food is not just about nourishment; it's about culture, community, and sustainability. I look forward to working with the team to develop programmes that empower individuals to embrace these values through food.”
Golding's appointment is a described as 'a significant step forward' for the Table Talk Foundation, which focuses on improving food education and supporting the hospitality industry.
“We are delighted to have James on board,” says Daniel Wade, co-founder of Table Talk Foundation.
“His deep understanding of culinary arts, coupled with his passion for education, makes him the perfect leader to drive our food education initiatives. We are confident that his contributions will be invaluable in our efforts to promote our cause.”
Golding's CV also includes stints at The Savoy, Le Caprice, J Sheekey, and Soho House New York.