Join Women In the Food Industry for vegetarian supper & panel on Sustainable Gastronomy Day

We work with so many amazing women in the food industry who have sustainability at the core of their business models or have been making them as sustainable as possible and wanted to celebrate the efforts of the UN in creating Sustainable Gastronomy Day.

On 21 December 2016 the UN General Assembly designated 18 June as an international observance, Sustainable Gastronomy Day. They wanted to focus the world’s attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. It’s a day to recognise that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development. On the evening of the 18th June 2019 you can join us for an insightful and delicious night.

With organic Prosecco & soft drinks on arrival, you’ll watch demonstrations of delicious dishes using “wonky” veg by Rosalind Rathouse – founder of Cookery School in Little Portland Street (London’s most sustainable cookery school) and Pervin Todiwala of Cafe Spice Namaste, Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen and Mr. Todiwala’s Petiscos in Buckhurst Hill.

You’ll then enjoy Ros and Pervin’s delicious dishes while exploring the issues behind sustainability in our insightful panel. Chaired by Mecca Ibrahim – co-founder of Women in The Food Industry the panel brings together the following:

Rosalind Rathouse
Founder of Cookery School – London’s most sustainable cookery school

Pervin Todiwala
Co-founder of Cafe Spice Namaste, Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen and The Park Cafe in London. Trained chef, entrepreneur. TIAW 100 World of Difference Awardee.

Anastasia Emanuel & Amelia Christie Miller 
A transparent food network for chefs and suppliers across the UK also fighting food waste.

Alicia Lawson
Commercial Director & Co-owner of Rubies in The Rubble. Condiments with a Conscience  Rubies in The Rubble make award-winning relishes, ketchups & mayos made from fresh fruit & veg that would otherwise be wasted

Linde Stael
Corporate Social Responsibility and Foundation Manager at Belazu Ingredient Company, bringing Mediterranean & Middle Eastern ingredients to passionate chefs & home cooks since 1991.

Jess Latchford 
Director of Waste Knot – with over 10 years’ experience in the fresh produce Jess witnessed the colossal amount of produce being cast aside for the sake of aesthetics alone and launched Waste Knot.

Hosted by Mecca Ibrahim and Janie Ash from Women In the Food Industry

After the panel discussion you’ll receive a goodie bag with sustainable samples from Rubies in The Rubble and Belazu. Plus there may well be a few more surprises.

Price includes a welcome drink of organic Prosecco and a light supper. All are welcome both women and men!

This event is one in a series of events from Women In the Food Industry, a pioneering new initiative championing and discussing the issues facing women in the food industry.

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