INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce the return of the FAB eZine, a standalone digital magazine dedicated to airport and other travel-related food & beverage views, news, trends, tastes, people, product and principles.
Initially quarterly, beginning in Q4 2023, The FAB eZine will devote year-round coverage to the burgeoning airport food & beverage sector, including broader hospitality services such as hotels and lounges.
The FAB eZine will complement the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards and our already extensive F&B and hospitality coverage on The Moodie Davitt Report.com and in The FAB Newsletter.
Elişa Roche has been appointed Editor-in-Chief, bringing a rare combination of culinary and journalistic excellence and experience to the role.
Elişa trained as a chef as part of ‘Jamie’s Kitchen’, a British TV show watched by millions and fronted by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. She went on to work as Chef de Partie at some of London’s top Michelin-starred kitchens, e.g. Fino (now Barrafina), The Ivy and Bambou.
Cooking soon turned to food writing, with bylines and front pages in The Guardian, The Age, Delicious, Olive Magazine and The Daily Mail. She appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour as part of a special on sexism in the catering industry and was then offered a staff job at Reach Plc, where she had a column in OK! Magazine and ran the Showbiz desk for nine years.
Most recently she oversaw Editorial Partnerships at Food Matters Live and was Host and Producer of award-winning B2B podcast ‘Career Conversations’, encouraging young people into the food & drinks industry.
Her other roles have included a three-year stint as Group Food Director (Editorial) at Future Publishing, where she looked after the food and drinks content for a portfolio of more than 20 sites and magazines and ran a test kitchen, developing recipes and styling food for editorial and commercial photoshoots.
Elişa reports to The Moodie Davitt Report and FAB Founder (and company Chairman) Martin Moodie and also work closely with Research Director Jess Allerton on an annual F&B study being produced in joint venture with tRetail Labs.
Moodie said: “We are the only global B2B publishing house to focus on airport and other travel-related food & beverage and hospitality. With the exciting return of the FAB + Hospitality Conference & Awards this September in Bangkok – and an exciting venue already lined up for 2024 – we feel the time is right to reaffirm our dedication to and support of the sector.
“We want to take our coverage to a whole new level, with outstanding editorial and visual content and an enhanced focus on the people and products that make the sector so fascinating. We will also be accentuating key ESG principles, including sustainability, diversity, inclusion and others that are so critical to the future of our industry and our planet.” ✈