Food trends and insights to grow your business


Lisa Harris and Alexandra Hayes are food consultants with over 20 years combined experience as industry experts. 

Food and innovation are our passions. Harris and Hayes provide consumer insights, bespoke food trend reports, recipe concepting, influencer partnerships and NPD ideation platforms to some of the biggest food producers, retailers and hospitality brands in the UK. We support our clients creatively and strategically throughout the process, to ensure their business objectives, strategy and customer needs are at the heart of what we do.

Our food insights will keep you relevant to changing consumer behaviour and help you innovate smarter. Whether it's assessing your current food offering or providing insights for new developments, our food consultancy program is tailored to your business needs.

Harris and Hayes know the UK food scene inside out: We know what's worth eating, who's eating what, why, when and how often. Take a food safari with us to introduce your team to core food trends in your field - whether it's a tour of up and coming food artist studios, a chef meet and greet, or reviewing London's dining scene for inspiration


What we do


  • Bespoke consumer, category & trend reports

  • Competitor analysis & benchmarking

  • Food trend safari tours

  • Innovation workshops

Concept creation

  • NPD ideation platforms

  • Food strategy

  • Menu & recipe development

  • Sourcing & managing third parties

  • Range architecture

Brand building

  • Brand positioning & guidelines

  • Audience building

  • Cross-platform content creation

  • Partnership management

Future proofing

  • Trend & future forecasting

  • Opportunity spotting

  • Semiotics

  • Analagous categories


Lisa and Alex delivered insightful food and drink consultancy for client briefings and ideation sessions. Their wealth of industry knowledge is second to none and they summarise complex themes in a strategic yet accessible way. I would highly recommend them for any food trend and consumer insights projects in the future.

— Richard Rees, Director, Northandsouth Ideas Agency


Alex has a detailed understanding of the food and drink landscape in the UK and globally, and has added valuable insight and knowledge into the Greene King marketing team. Customer feedback and sales have been very positive and the new approach is being cascaded into the wider brand portfolio.

— Fiona Gunn, Group Marketing Director, Greene King


Lisa’s extensive knowledge of the food industry and ability to contextualise key trends was invaluable. Working to an open brief, Lisa generated an approach that was effective at boiling down a pretty massive topic in a way that told a compelling story.

— Simon Preece, SLP Consulting