The Conduit Food Industry Community Drinks – Monday 1st July 2024

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Join our supporters The Conduit – a members club for social impact – for Food Industry networking drinks on Monday 1st July! Meet the burgeoning community committed to creating a sustainable, just and prosperous future for food. 

Conduit Food Industry Networking Drinks

Our co-founder Mex Ibrahim is a member at impact community The Conduit & through a LinkedIn Group is helping to bring together all those committed to a more sustainable future for the food industry.  Conduit members are entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, business leaders, activists, civil-society leaders and policymakers, bringing together knowledge, networks and capital for sustained positive impact. They have clubs in London and Oslo.

The networking drinks on 1st July are a great way to find out more about how The Conduit team are working to find the most sustainable ingredients and food suppliers for the club itself and its new restaurant Rucola.  Thanks to all who came along to our first two networking drinks which we held in May and June.

Conduit Food Industry Community Drinks

The events are a great chance to exchange ideas with like minded food people & discuss key issues facing the food industry when it comes to sustainable food.

Conduit Food Industry Community Drinks

We’ll be meeting in one of The Reading Rooms on the 2nd floor. You can meet Beth Chamberlain from The Conduit’s membership team to chat about how they are working to source new sustainable suppliers & organising various related food events eg their Saturday brunch workshops.

A few months ago Mex attended Sarah Fulton Vachons olive oil tasting at The Conduit. Her female led olive oil company Citizens of Soil is a relatively new supplier to The Conduit but she’s already making an impact through the fascinating insights we learnt at the workshop & tasting.

Food suppliers at The Conduit include Neal’s Yard Dairy, South Coast Fisheries, Lake District Farmers in Cumbria, Natoora and you’ll also hear about another supplier Angry Monk who supply surplus “imperfect” fruit & veg to The Conduit. Instead of the vegetables going into a landfill to be wasted, by working with Angry Monk those ingredients are salvaged effectively. They are sourcing non-seasonal, non-local ingredients, (eg mangoes), but in a sustainable way.

Grow Urban Festival Panel Talk at The Conduit

The Conduit often host great free events that are relevant to sustainable food. Mex attended one on 13th June pictured above.  This event delved into the intricacies of urban agriculture, and the panellists shared inspiring stories, innovative ideas, and practical solutions for enhancing the growing scene in our city.  Speakers included August Bernstein the Head Tutor at Raymond Blanc’s Gardening School, George Lamb, founder of WeAreGrow and WildFarmed, author Charles Dowding a champion of NoDig gardening, Kalpana Arias, founder of Nowadays On Earth & climate justice activist Daze Aghaji.

Speaking of gardening even the decorative plants in Rucola are having an impact. They are sourced from a social enterprise called Glass House, which provides horticultural training to women who are in prison and then employs them when they’re released. Through simply enjoying the decor you can appreciate that The Conduit are giving new career opportunities to women who are in the criminal justice system.

The event is free, drinks are available to buy from the bar at a special 20% discount.

If you haven’t already don’t forget to join the Conduit Food Industry LinkedIn Group to find out about more interesting food events taking place at The Conduit and beyond.


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