Our Consultants

Our consultants at FATC are passionate about delivering the highest standards of food safety and allergy awareness to the food and drink industry.

Keeping up to date with allergy legislation, and food safety regulations can be time consuming, considering the hours it takes and the cost involved. We can help you to concentrate on your business, generating customers and income. Using a consultant can be a cost effective way of providing time and resources to help you achieve this.

Click on any of our consultants’ names on the right to read more about them.


Caroline Benjamin – Director/Consultant

Caroline ImageI qualified as a trained chef in 1982, moving from the food service industry into the conference industry in later years, I have coordinated events from both the venue and organiser’s angle, events included weddings, wedding fares and craft fayres. I have also worked for international companies, Pratt & Whitney Canada CSC Europe GmbH, IBM, and Huawai covering financial and administration roles.  I am now returning to my roots within the Food Service Industry in my role as Consultant for the Food Allergy Training Consultancy.

In 2000 I started to suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), frustrated by doctors prescribing many concoctions instead of looking at the real cause of the problem, I took to researching what was the cause of my IBS. After many years of trying natural remedies with no success, eventually I worked out that the exclusion of certain foods within my diet improved my symptoms dramatically.

I found that by excluding gluten and dairy (specifically lactose) from my diet my life was getting back on track. #

Finding myself intolerant to certain food groups was frustrating enough, but it was especially harder to cope with when eating out, just organising a day trip and finding somewhere suitable to eat out was a task and a half. Eating on the go for food allergy sufferers needs to be a well planned event, they  cannot assume that food can be readily available, so the norm is to pack rations just in case!

I made a decision that I wanted to make use of my experiences of food intolerance and my knowledge of the catering industry to make a difference. I decided that I would set up training to educate the Food Service Industry in “Food Allergy Awareness” and so the idea of Food Allergy Training Consultancy (FATC) was born.

FATC is always on the lookout for consultants to provide training.  If you would like to join us on our journey, educating the Food Service Industry email me at info@fatc.co.uk with a copy of your CV and covering letter stating why you would like to be part of FATC.

# NOTE: I would always advise that you seek medical advice from your GP before eliminating foods from your diet, to ensure correct diagnosis can be given.


Sally Trice – Consultant and Trainer

My career within the “Food Service Industry” has spanned over 20 years, I have been  committed to promoting the highest standards for food safety covering all regulations in the Hospitality Industry.

I have carried out food inspections to complete audits and review safe practices, implementing policies and procedures and training to CIEH standards.

Training qualifications:

  • Food Safety Levels 1,2,3
  • H.A.C.C.P. levels 2 and 3
  • Nutrition and Special diets level 2

My work experience has encompassed multi-national companies including Unilever, Greene King, Nestle UK, Enterprise Inns, Whitbread, Scottish and Newcastle Pub Co, and Alcatraz Leisure. I have also worked with many smaller companies to ensure compliance to current Health and safety regulations.

I understand that consumer preferences and dietary habits are continually evolving, and the Food Service Industry needs to move and adapt with these changes which includes, Food Allergy Awareness, and the changes in EU Food Information Regulations 1169/2011 which will greatly impact on the Food Service Industry.

I am very excited to be working on this initiative, to promote food allergy awareness in all its aspects of training be it 1:1, group or corporate.