Chefs – Please Attend the Summit to Drive Sustainability in Bristol’s Thriving Food Industry!

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion invites YOU as its guest to come, learn and exchange ideas at a’ Sustainability Summit’ on Wednesday 6th May.

150 delegates will come together in the conjoined tipis, soon to be erected in Queen Square, to discuss how the food industry can strive to operate more sustainably and position the city as the UK capital of sustainable catering – If you would like to attend, then chefs may do so for FREE by registering your interest with Amelia Twine via the following email address:

The summit, entitled ‘Building Sustainable Menus’ will see caterers, chefs, restaurateurs, growers, farmers and suppliers gather for the day-long event to hear from industry experts talk about successfully creating a sustainable menu. Chefs’ Forum members are invited to join in with discussions challenges faced by the industry as well as sharing success stories.

The event will be co-hosted by the Field to Fork Foundation (FTFF), a new community interest company set up by the organisers of Eat Drink Bristol Fashion.

Having previously hosted a Sustainable Food Summit at its 2013 Queen Square festival, the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion team have initiated the Field to Fork Foundation to improve sustainability standards in the restaurant and catering trade.

Amelia Twine, co-director, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion commented: “We created the FTFF to realise our vision to make Bristol the UK capital of sustainable catering by 2020. The city’s current title of European Green Capital provides a pivotal opportunity to engage the catering industry and start making some real headway.

“This summit is an opportunity for catering specialists in Bristol and the South West to take the first step and join us on this journey so that this region can lead the way in sustainable best practice.”

Summit Invite 2The aim is to engage the local restaurant and catering industry on the subject of operating sustainably through a series of events in Bristol and the South West. Each event focuses on one of the many aspects that can help cultivate a ‘field to fork’ ethos in the industry.

The 2015 Summit will focus on three key themes, urban growing, slow meat and waste and will include sessions on Bristol’s good food future with Amy Robinson from Low Carbon South West, ‘What is a Sustainable Menu’ with Tim Maddams from Green Sauce and a panel discussion on direct trade with Barney Haughton, Square Food Foundation, Alice Holden, Growing Communities, Griff Holland, Friska, Luke Hassell, The Story Organic, The Community Farm and Matthew Pennington, The Ethicurean.

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion is a two week pop-up festival tipi village in Queen Square. The main tapas tipi has music and food with a menu designed by Michelin starred chef Josh Eggleton and every night the fine dining tipi will be taken over by different top chefs cooking for 100 people. For the first time this year the weekend will feature an outdoor music stage and local producers market.

Tickets for the fine dining nights are available from