Meet our team

We are proud to have a team of highly skilled individuals who have an intricate knowledge and understanding of the food market based on a wealth of previous experience. 


Mary lynch

Founder and Managing Director aka 'Avocado and chief'

Mary founded Onist Food in 2016. She is a fully registered nutritionist and started out at Jamie Oliver's empire as a nutritionist in his food team. Learning about the food industry through Jamie's campaigns and work, and studying food policy she got fed up with all the lies! Her sole purpose in life is to change this for the better.


Pete Slot

Director 'Wildblood'

Pete (middle name Wildblood, yes Wildblood) is Mary's other half and has had to listen to her moan and groan since day one. Oh and take the odd emergency trip to manufacture pots into the middle of the night! Pete is a financial and management guru and helps with the strategic decisions of the business.

Leo Sanchez

Production Manager ' Creator of Pots'

Joining Onist Food in early 2018, Leo our production manager has helped relieve Mary from making pots until 2am. He works tirelessly at our manufacturing unit producing the pots and making them deliciously irresistible, sorting all operational decisions and getting stuck in at whatever mad project we have each week. He has a tonne of experience in business. He is renowned for his passion and ability to build pretty much anything!



Leo Campbell

Director 'The ideas man'

Leo has been a mentor of Mary's since she was working at his business, Modern Baker, trying to earn more money to start Onist. Leo was pivotal in the business in helping us get our first investment and is renowned for his infamous brainstorms and Marketing finesse.



Izzy Hayes

Marketing and Sales Assistant 'Taster, doer and all round legend'

Izzy started with Onist in 2018. Her responsibilities include account management, sales and making sure you all get to taste the delicious stuff She plans, promotes, sells and coordinates. Izzy is responsible for helping develop and implement a marketing strategy to make sure that Onist is being shouted from the rooftops!

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Jenny Sleath

Freelance marketing 'Social media Whizz!

Jenny is responsible for making our pots look pretty darn drool worthy. She owns all social Onist activity. She has had 9 lives, previously working a Police officer, the founder of the incredible subscription box Lifebox and many would argue the nicest person in the world. She's amazing. 

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Copy writer 'Making us all sound pretty great'

Malou is a old friend of Mary's from Jamie Oliver, from the days of all dayers at the Lauriston. Malou is now a fully fledged writer and works with companies we adore like Farmdrop. Malou has joined Onist in 2018 to try and articulate the 100 ideas we have a day to change the status quo of business, and to help our manic brains make sense.


Jenny Lawrence 

Freelance designer 'Onists lookbook pro'

Jenny started helping us with a slight rebrand in early 2018 and we've fallen in love. She is is extremely creative and an expert in creating packaging and design that brings our brand to life. Jenny is excited to work with our aspirations to be as environmentally friendly as possible. She is a total asset!