Olivier Blanc, ambassador of Love British Food and creator of the award winning educational food and nature app for children, ‘Henri Le Worm’, will be joining local chefs, community project leaders and school staff for an inspired celebration of fresh, local, seasonal and home grown food at the forthcoming Ginger and Spice Festival 2018.
Taking place at the Zone Centre and Longlands School, Fairfields, Market Drayton on Friday 28th Sept, Olivier will be leading a series of demonstrations and workshops to promote the importance of healthy, local and seasonal food choices, as well as teaching about the role nature plays in the food cycle.
Olivier will be demonstrating with recipes inspired by his chef father, Raymond Blanc, OBE, and will be incorporating fresh ingredients grown in the school’s community garden as well as other fresh, seasonal produce, kindly donated by sponsor and Longlands Primary School caterer, Alliance in Partnership.
The event will be concluded with a celebratory community meal with the students of Longlands Primary School and their parents, cooked by the pupils under the guidance of Olivier and a team of local Shropshire chefs. The food for the meal is being very kindly donated by Alliance in Partnership, The Fields Kitchen and Morgan’s Country Butchers.
Commenting on their involvement, Sally Tyson, Director at Alliance in Partnership said:
‘As a leading provider of school meals, healthy and nutritious food is at the heart of our business. It is our pleasure to support the Ginger and Spice Festival in not only actively promoting seasonality and nutrition to the Fairfield’s community, but also being part of the bigger, national picture in supporting the overall celebration of British Food Fortnight.’
This is a collaborative community initiative and a private event.