This June, the London Action Hub will host a Global Chefs’ Manifesto Gathering at Omved Gardens. Hosted by Chef Arthur Potts Dawson and curated by global Manifesto founding members, the June Gathering will be a three-day event for chefs from around the world to come together to cook and share their knowledge, challenges and solutions.
While still being developed, here is a colourful snapshot of the event to date, highlighting chef action for the Global Goals. Further updates will be added once confirmed.
Running from the 27th to 29th of June, the event will focus on a range of topics selected by a core group of chefs-- from the importance of biodiversity to alternate proteins, supporting livelihoods between farm and fork to chef advocacy-- and explore how this ladders to SDG success. The first day will showcase global stories of chef action and profile guest speakers who can share insights in line with the eight areas of the Chefs’ Manifesto.
In addition to an amazing group of chefs from around the world, Sandro Demaio and Paul Lindley have confirmed they will be joining the programme. More speakers and experts are being confirmed at present.
With a more practical, hands on agenda, the second and third days will tease out regional knowledge on pressing food issues through a series of workshops. With chefs travelling from India, Ireland, Kenya, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, the attending chefs will share their know-how on everything from fermenting & pickling to the wonders of diverse grains to the story of chocolate.
This series of deep-dives not only give chefs a flavour of the working happening elsewhere but also creates the opportunity to experiment with new techniques and discuss its implications for alternative contexts.
Between breakfast, lunch and dinner, chefs will also take part in a number of workshops aimed at strengthening chef advocacy such as social content creation and a coaching session for storytelling.
Sessions already confirmed include:
Much of the content from this Global Gathering will be livestreamed so it’s available to a broad audience around the world.
If interested in attending, please note: