Our latest story is from Pasquale Cinotti about his vision for a new “farm-to-table” culinary academy. Pasquale is looking for a venue for the school and social enterprise and is seeking help identifying a suitable location. Please get in touch with him if you can help. Gemelli’s Social Enterprise will run cookery classes, provide apprenticeships, and includes a unique element of helping older people (especially men) to learn how to cook. 

Siân Kidd writes about how a muddy encounter with a group of children at a holiday supper and play session at The Vench inspired the name of Secret Soup Society. Ingenious, yet simple, the voluntary organisation turns ‘veg on the edge’ into nourishing and delicious soup to fight food waste and feed families. We also hear from volunteer Delfina who shares her ‘Full of Beans Soup’ recipe. To date, the organisation has served over 2000 portions of soup and have a team of 10 volunteers who regularly come and cook, or rescue, food.

Emily Fifield, Community Project Manager at Eastside Community Trust, writes our latest blog post. Emily describes how food is at the heart of the work of Felix Road Adventure Playground and the steps the team have been taking to make meals there as nutritious, sustainable and fun as they can be! Read about some of the things that Kitchen Coordinator Nirmal (pictured) and the rest of the team have been trying at the kitchen since they reopened in April.

Every week The Super Supper Club works in collaboration with Baggator to prepare meals using supermarket food that would otherwise be thrown away to make home-cooked meals and food boxes for those in need who have been affected by COVID-19. The latest Bristol Bites Back Better blog post is by Baggator’s Anya Agulova, celebrating the hard work of volunteers to get a new catering oven. Funds and/or food donations from individuals and local businesses are gratefully received for the project.

When we launched the Bristol Bites Back Better campaign in November, we wanted to get the conversation going and hear from the people of Bristol. We asked two simple questions, and got a wide range of answers so far, giving us insight into what Bristol citizens want to see happening in our city, and who deserves celebration. Insights Manager at cycling charity Love to Ride, Fleur, has compiled some of the responses in our latest blog post. You can still get involved!

FoodCycle Bristol volunteer Ed Oswald writes the latest Bristol Bites Back Better blog about how the organisation have had to adapt their work in this unprecedented year, and how they are using surplus food to feed up to 100 Bristolians each week. This Christmas Food Cycle ask that we all consider what surplus food we might be able to donate, whether to charities or by using an app like OLIO, or to help out as a volunteer.

Anna Blightman from The Assemblies reports on the latest Bristol food businesses sector webinar hosted by Deputy Mayor Cllr Asher Craig, chair of the Bristol Going for Gold steering group. The event updated those working in the food sector about the latest economic developments in Bristol, advised on working in a COVID-secure environment and explained more about the Bristol Eating Better Award.