Grub Club Cambridge About Us

About Grub Club Cambridge

Grub Club Cambridge run social networking events for food and drink professionals to chat, collaborate and network – all whilst enjoying some great grub! The informal evenings are enjoyable and engaging, yet informative and beneficial. Leaving you full of great food and brimming with fresh ideas.

Fun for Foodies

Grub Club Cambridge is run by Vhari Russell and Cat New of The Food Marketing Expert.  By organising regular events – the pair aims to bring together producers, retailers, buyers and their businesses – for interesting conversation, accompanied by delicious food and drink. The idea behind this foodie event is to encourage like-minded individuals in the industry to talk about the market, who’s doing what, share advice and build relationships in a fun and relaxed environment. 

Grub Club Cambridge is proud to be double award winning! ‘Best Networker’ in The Best Business Women Awards and ‘Networking Group of the Year’ in the East of England Business Champions Awards.

We’re also delighted to have won Networking group of the year in the Cambridgeshire SME awards. We have also been a finalist in the Cambridge News Food & Drink Awards 2016 and runner-up in the SME Cambridgeshire Best Networking Group 2017, and won Best Business Women networking group.


“I am a passionate foodie who has worked in the industry for too many years to count. Over the years I have created ranges of Chocolates for Tesco Finest, worked on brand such as Disney, Country Living across confectionery, snacks, jams, and cereal. I started the Food Marketing Expert 5½ years ago and now work with a wonderful array of food businesses, all creating delicious treats. So as you can see my life is very foodie. With three daughters and a husband who loves to cook; food is a big part of our family and we all love trying delicious new ingredients. I am hugely passionate about buying local and supporting the wonderful producers we have in our region”

Vhari Russell 



Events are run in association with Tastes of Anglia. Creating a regional identity for the food and drink industry. 

Communicating, Supporting, Advising and Facilitating:

Tastes of Anglia is a not for profit, membership owned, cooperative working with the food and drink industry of the region. We assist start ups to become established, fledgling businesses to expand and facilitate export opportunities when a producer is ready for this challenge.

Creating a Regional Identity for the Food and Drink Industry:

Preferential deals for ToA members are negotiated with event organisers of regional consumer shows and national trade events. ToA branded stands and marquees housing a range of member producers are now appearing at events across the country, allowing members to enjoy the benefits of exhibiting as a collective.

Food Tourism in the East of England:

This ToA initiative was launched in the first quarter of 2015 to bring together all the elements required for a food related day out to a holiday featuring a range of food and drink based activities.

Full details can be found at www.tastesofanglia.org.uk or by emailing Robert@tastesofanglia.com Tel: 07936 286988