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FoodCycle and Love Food Hate Waste present... Feaster!

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Thu, 28 Mar 2013
19:00 - 22:00

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FoodCycle combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to cre...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:00 - 22:00


(You can't change the time and duration because we've started selling tickets)

Why Join the Table?

Start the Easter weekend in style and make your platter matter! FoodCycle, Valentine Warner, and Love Food Hate Waste are joining forces on Thursday March 28th to create a delicious banquet for you to enjoy. From 7pm onwards we’re going to be turning surplus ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away into a stunning menu at the unique Museum of the Order of St John, right in the heart of London. In this grand hall you’ll get to sit down to wonderful dishes including a starter created by the fantastic Valentine Warner and a main course and dessert created by the FoodCycle catering team, with the full menu to be announced soon!

Tickets are on sale now for just £26, which includes an aperitif and our five-course vegetarian banquet. All proceeds from this event will go to FoodCycle, to help create more meals for people at risk from food poverty and social isolation. In the run-up to the event Love Food Hate Waste will be releasing lots of super anti-waste tips, designed to help you reduce food waste and save yourself money!

There will be a cash bar on the night selling wines to complement your meal. If you’ve any questions about the event, please contact FoodCycle on 020 7377 8771 or email [email protected] We're also looking for volunteers to help out - as waiting staff on the night, and in the kitchen on the 27th and 28th. If you'd be able to help please contact Kim on [email protected]

Our starter will be devised by Valentine Warner and our other dishes devised by the team behind FoodCycle’s Pie in the Sky Café in Bromley-by-Bow, which supports volunteers to develop the skills and confidence needed to gain employment. They also teach them how to cook – passing on that vital knowledge so they can create tasty meals for their family and friends. If you’d like to know more about the café (we also cater!) please email [email protected]

*We regret that this venue does not have disabled access.

FoodCycle is an award-winning charity that builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious meals for people at risk from food poverty and social isolation. We run 16 volunteer-powered community projects across England where we have reclaimed over 35,000kg of surplus ingredients and served over 40,000 meals since 2009.

www.foodcycle.org.uk // @foodcycle // www.facebook.com/foodcycle

Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help individuals take action. The Love Food Hate Waste campaign helps Londoners reduce the amount of food they throw away and save up to £50 a month by providing recipes and advice on:

• Planning meals and food purchases
• Getting the right portion sizes
• Eating up leftovers
• Storing food correctly
• Understanding date labels


Recycle for London is running the Love Food Hate Waste campaign to help Londoners reduce food waste by more than 100,000 tonnes, cut carbon emissions by 440,000 tonnes, save local authorities £16m and save consumers up to £500m a year. Recycle for London is delivered by the GLA (Greater London Authority) and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) with funding provided by LWARB (London Waste & Recycling Board).

@Recycle_London // www.facebook.com/recycleforlondon

To find out more about the stunning Museum of the Order of St John take a look at their website at http://www.museumstjohn.org.uk/.


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Another wonderful FoodCycle event
| Tue, 2 Apr 2013

As ever, a brilliantly chosen location for one of FoodCycle's excellent events. I understand that this was the first of the charity's events which (aside from Valentine Warner's lovely starter) was devised and prepared by the FoodCycle team itself, rather than a guest cook/chef - and it was absolutely incredible, I really mean it. Some of the best food I've had in months.

The night before this, I'd had a four course, black tie gala dinner as part of a work event. FoodCycle absolutely left it for dead, with the potato salad alone, let alone the perfect onion centerpiece. Sensational food. Secret ingredient: social activism.

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Specific Diets
  • Vegetarian Friendly

*Please mention your specific requirements during booking. Specific diet requirements need advance notice to chefs.

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Do you cater to people with any of the allergies mentioned below?

Nuts Yes No
Dairy Yes No
Wheat Yes No
Shellfish Yes No

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  • FoodCycle Feaster Menu
  • Please note that most of our fresh ingredients are being sourced from surplus so this menu is subject to last-minute changes.
  • Aperitif
  • Prosecco with rhubarb puree
  • Canapés
  • Pesto and roasted cherry tomato tartlets
  • Crostini with surplus aged cheddar and apple & plum chutney
  • Starter by Valentine Warner
  • Beetroot with ravigote sauce
  • Main
  • Whole-roasted and stuffed sweet onions, served on roasted garlic & red pepper puree, topped with crumbled Shropshire blue cheese and crispy garden peas
  • Served with: Braised purple sprouted broccoli, tomato salad with rocket, cress, and peashoots, crushed new potatoes, salsa verde
  • Dessert
  • Chocolate dipped poached pears with apricot-pecan stuffing and chilli-vanilla sabayon Served with fresh berries and mint
  • Final Sweet Treat
  • Mini meringues hand-dipped in chocolate

(Remember put a * between courses to create a list!)

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FoodCycle combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious meals for people at risk from food poverty and social isolation in the UK. By coming to our events, you'll help us do this whilst enjoying delicious food at the same time.
Our events are all about enjoying yourself while supporting FoodCycle. We create delicious meals using surplus ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away, making use of a wasted resource to create something special. Usually that's for our service users - older people, homeless people, low-income families and people with mental health problems - but to fundraise for this we create unique evenings for you to attend, to see first-hand how delicious food made out of surplus ingredients can be, and to experience that warm and welcoming FoodCycle atmosphere. Come along and see for yourself!

*Full Address will be sent to you via email after you've booked
Museum of the Order of St John London EC1M 4DA