Alexia founded British Food Fortnight in 2002 in response to the Foot & Mouth crisis and the fact that, though there were numerous food initiatives, projects and events taking place across Britain at that time, there was no overall flagship event to bring them to the public's attention. It was held for the first time in Autumn 2002 at the same time as Harvest Festival, the traditional time for celebrating our food. The Fortnight is now established annually as the biggest national celebration of British food and has proved to be an important influencer in engaging the retail, catering, education and volunteer sectors and in establishing a more robust market for Britain's food.
As a result of her work, Alexia has been nominated for Farming Personality of the Year and NFU Farming Champion. She describes herself as an accidental foodie - she prefers eating food to talking about it.