New Executive Director

Introducing Nicki Tiefenbrun, the new Executive Director of Gefiltefest.


Nicki has 20 years event management experience in the not-for-profit sector and a passion for cooking. She is thrilled to join Gefiltefest where she can combine these two passions.

Nicki says, “I’m looking forward to steering this charity through the next stage of its development. Gefiltefest is the hub of UK Jewish food celebration, education and culture. I am excited to bring foodies, chefs, bloggers, and volunteers to our kitchen table to share the joy of our culinary heritage.

I’d like to recognise the outstanding vision and dedication of founder and director, Michael Leventhal who has left us for new pastures. His creativity and drive turned a simple food demo into the vibrant Gefiltefest community we share today. Thank you Michael for the energy you have poured into creating the Gefiltefest charity.

Also, a huge thank you and farewell to Claire Berson, Manager for the last 3 years. Her drive and professionalism made a huge impact on the development of the festival. Good luck with your new ventures.”

A warm welcome to Lisa Halpern, who joins as Events and Communications Manager and Ella Paskett, who joins as Events Administrator.