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Ask Sonia Limited | Food Safety Consulting & Training
Ask Sonia Limited | Food Safety Consulting & Training


I'm Sonia, the Founder and Director of Ask Sonia Limited. Here is a bit about me and how Ask Sonia Limited was born. Scroll down to meet our brilliant training team!

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Ask Sonia Limited | Food Safety Consulting & Training

My Story

I have worked in Food & Drink, Cereal Crops and Fresh Produce, in the technical, safety and quality arena, for over 25 years. Originally from France, I moved to the UK about 20 years ago, where I took my first steps in Fresh Produce. I fell in love with the industry, which is where I specialise.

I love languages. I speak French, English and Spanish, which has helped me tremendously throughout my career in my dealings with overseas businesses. I have founded and I run a local French conversation group called "French o'clock", where I help adults and families to practise their spoken French in a fun, relaxed and practical way.


I am Mum to my wonderful 'Frenglish' son; spending time with him was my original inspiration to embark on this freelance adventure, so that my work and home lives are balanced and complement each other.

I’m passionate, dedicated, self-motivated, dynamic, thorough and trustworthy. I have a very natural ability to bond with people; I love helping, and I love making a difference.


I had this idea that I could set up a very bespoke technical support service for Food and Fresh Produce businesses: if someone had a challenge, whatever it might be, wherever they might be located, they could ask me if I could help. If I could, I would. If I couldn't, I would try to find someone who could. And so “Ask Sonia Limited” was born.

My Qualifications

  • BRCGS Food Safety Lead Auditor

  • BRCGS ATP (Approved Training Partner & Approved Virtual Trainer)

  • 2024 Winner of the prestigious BRCGS ATP & Consultant of the Year Award

  • 2023 Finalist of the BRCGS ATP & Consultant of the Year Award

  • IFS Recognised Consultant

  • IFS Registered Trainer

  • Highfield Registered Trainer

  • Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

  • IFST registered Food Safety Manager

  • Level 4 Advanced HACCP & Food Safety

  • MSc in Agronomy - specialisation Food & Agribusiness Sciences and Techniques, from the French National Institute of Agronomy at Paris-Grignon (INA-PG, now called AgroParisTech).

Sonia Andre 2024 BRCGS ATP award winner
Sonia Andre BRCGS Approved Training Partner and Virtual Trainer
Sonia Andre IFS Approved Trainer
Sonia Andre Highfield Approved Trainer

Meet our Trainers

All our courses are delivered live, online, by a qualified and experienced tutor. Meet the dream team...!

Ask Sonia Limited | Food Safety Consulting & Training
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