London Food Link strengthening our local food web
On Tuesday 9 May, around 45 people at the heart of the capital’s good food movement gathered at St. JOHN Maltby for the launch of LFL’s crowdfunding campaign.
Hosted by St. JOHN co-founder Trevor Gulliver in London Food Link’s fifteenth anniversary year, the event was the latest in the series dating back to 2002.
A highlight was a taster of the crowdfunding campaign, launched officially in June, to help improve the way LFL connects, supports and promotes the people who grow, make, forage, cook, save, sell and simply enjoy good food in the capital.
Guests heard inspiring stories of work from:
- Sutton Community Farm general manager Charlotte Steel
- Mercato Metropolitano community manager Vicki Exall
- Global Generation head chef Nick Wilkinson
- Sustainable Restaurant Association supply chain consultant Yeshna Mistry
- GrowUp CEO and co-founder Claire Hubbard
- St. JOHN co-founder Trevor Gulliver
This was followed by a community noticeboard, which welcomed anyone there to jump up and talk for 60 seconds about what they’re up to, plus any offers or asks related to their good food activities.
Everyone then had the chance network whilst enjoying veggie canapes created by St. JOHN Maltby to celebrate #RealBreadWeek.
"A great evening and one of the best industry networking I’ve been to in a while." Adrian Collischon, Chef Director, Eden Caterers
“Great event by the way, fab speakers and canapes were on point.” Yeshna Mistry, supply chain consultant, Sustainable Restaurant Association
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Published 10 May 2017
London Food Link: This is the umbrella for all of Sustain's initiatives in London. Our work includes helping to influence local government policy, hands-on food growing training, running sessions for public sector caterers, creating guidance for independent eateries and food producers, public awareness campaigns, and joining the dots between people around specific food issues. The LFL supporter network is open to everyone who grows, produces, teaches, peddles, promotes and simply enjoys good food in the capital.
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