Jenny Dawsom Costa

Jenny Dawsom Costa

London, UK
Mini Bio

The amount of perfectly OK fresh food that gets wasted because of imbalances in the food chain is shocking. Equally shameful is the vast quantities of fruit and veg that gets binned because they don’t look so pretty. But really, can a carrot ever be ugly? Is a healthy apple ever not pretty enough? No, of course not, don’t be stupid. However, it takes a very special person to tackle this type of global nonsense and that person is none other than West Scotland’s finest Jenny Costa.

After securing an MA in Maths and Economics and picking up some serious financial expertise at Odey Asset Management, she founded Rubies in the Rubble. This wonderful food company takes all the magnificent ‘waste’ farm food that is deemed not good enough for the shops and makes a cracking array of relishes, chutneys, ketchups and much else besides.

Jenny – and her almost all-female team – have won so many awards for their condiments that we don’t have space to list them.

Speaker experience
Q&A: Jenny Costa, Rubies In The Rubble
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Medium - Feb 19, 2019
Q&A: Jenny Costa, Rubies In The Rubble

Set up in 2011, Rubies in the Rubble saves surplus fruit and vegetable produce from the rubbish heap by turning it into delicious jams, relishes, chutneys, ketchups and other condiments. It’s a smart, commercial solution to a growing food waste problem that big industry players are struggling to fix.

Written by: Oliver Holtaway
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