Vicky Hampton is a British-born Amsterdammer who has been living in her adoptive country since 2006. With a degree in English Literature and a cookery qualification from Cordon Bleu, she’s always been as passionate about the written word as she is about food. Whether it’s sustainability reports for a multi-national food retailer or marketing for a start-up culinary tours company, you can be sure Vicky can find the right word for that weird ingredient…

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"The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite” – A.J. Liebling

about the writer

copywriting | annual & CSR reporting | brand communications

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍As Editorial and Content Manager, I was responsible for all written content for t‍‍‍his Europe-wide food tours company, including their websites, blogs, newsletters, press releases, brochures, and more.

Eating Europe Food Tours

Newspapers and Magazines

As a freelance journalist, I've written food-related articles for various newspapers‍, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Guardian, as well as magazines,‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ including Olive, Monocle, Forbes, Frame and Time Out‍‍‍‍‍‍.‍‍‍

Guidebooks & Cookbooks‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

As a food and travel expert, I've contributed to several guidebooks to Amsterdam and the Netherlands, including the Rough Guide, Michelin Guide and Eyewitness Guide. I've also published my own cookbook, Vicky Hampton's Working Lunch‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍.

Hooghoudt is one of the oldest, most famous jenever distilleries in the Netherlands. As a copywriter, I've crafted text for their labels, website, press materials and manifesto - including several Dutch to English translations.



Ahold is a (food) retailer with stores in both Europe and the U.S. As their corporate writer, I was responsible for their sustainability report for four years running, as well as various other (sustainability) communications.

IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH is a Dutch NGO whose aim is to make commodities like tea, coffee and fresh produce more sustainable globally. As a CSR specialist, I've been editing their sustainability reports and annual plans for three years.

Lovechock is a raw, organic brand of chocolate - a Dutch business with international aspirations. As a specialist in food communications, I wrote Lovechock's concept copy and product taglines.



Pinch is a start-up dumpling company in Amsterdam, looking to run pop-up events and supply stores with dumplings. As a copywriter, I developed their web copy and provide ongoing consultancy services.

What About Leo

What About Leo is an online platform that allows consumers to buy top-quality food from artisanal producers across Europe. As a consultant, I gave them strategic advice on their SEO, blog/recipes and newsletters.