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Beyond the food

Sophie André

Sophie has a background  in economics and has worked in startups in France, Senegal and the USA. She moved to London in summer 2016. Passionate about artisan food, she wanted to work with local producers and help them reduce food waste. Elysia was born early 2017 with the aim to help raise awareness about food sustainability.

Founder and Director
Beth Thomas
Head Chef

Welsh born chef Beth loves cooking with the best seasonal, local produce available and takes inspiration from travels around the world to create her dishes. After competing on MasterChef UK and finishing as a semi-finalist, she went to work at sustainable food start-up Farmdrop where she developed a passion for delicious, honest food that's good for the environment and the planet.

She loves creating beautiful dishes from leftovers and surplus ingredients.



Rose has been working for many years in hospitality businesses, working predominantly with local startups and entrepreneurs. Her passion is in food sustainability and healthy living. 

Waste not, want not! ​


At Elysia, I am responsible for developing the business through new partnerships and events! 

Rose Wilk-Mullis
Head of Business Development
Femke Gubbels
Business Developer & Event manager

Femke has worked in sustainability in both the not-for-profit and private sector across Europe, and has a background in environmental studies and urban planning.


Her true passion lies in good food and hospitality - few things make her happier than feeding people while backing the planet. 


Freelance Team

We have a fantastic team of chefs and bartenders working with us on events. We all share the same enthusiasm for excellent food and sustainability.

  • Sian Clarke, Catering event manager

  • Flora Donovan, Catering event manager
  • Sebastien Lauret, Chef & catering event manger 
  • Joanna Burgess, Catering Lead

  • Josephine Marchandise, Catering Lead, 

  • Camille Goetz, Catering Lead
  • Andy Young, Catering Lead

  • Arabella Feather, Catering Lead

  • Lily Barson, Catering Lead

  • Sebastien Adam, Bartender 

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We are not alone! We had the chance to meet with great people in London. Victor, the greatest daily support; Constance the super cool international sales specialist from Jimini's; Marika, the brilliant founder of the Breadwinners charity; Greg, the great business minded charity advisor; the very nice Eilis who offered me her constant support and my first official aperitif delivery; Emma from Connection Crew who loves breakfast and Twitter:-); Clemence and Rachel who gave me my first chance to believe in my project, the very nice Victoria for her support; Florian, the super Guerrila Gourmet; Hilary who gave me my first design advice ;); Sam, the talented designer who has been very patient and supportive; Floree  always super supportive and enthousiastic about new products; Rob for his very encouraging call; Norman for sharing his great experience; the MakeSense community and Jeremy of Crisis Cafe, for a brilliant brainstorming session; Anusree, who can promote Elysia better than me :-); the really nice Chi who loves hummus; the super joyful and supportive MelinaAugustin & Adrien, my first bosses and super cool entrepreneurs for all the mistakes they gave me the opportunity to make ;-); and obviously, the great men and women who supply delicious products: Lucy, Hedie & Verity, Dominique, Miles, Jasmine and Christine, Hannah, Jill, Jackie, Bronwen and Srdja, Chris Monica and George...Thank you!

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