Community groups come together to celebrate there success in creating some amazing community food projects that have brought heart and soul, and inspiration to us all!
We have been really fortunate to support some great projects over the past 2.5 years and meet some really inspirational people. So with this in mind the Foodie Officers felt it was about time that the groups lay down there spades, flung off their wellies and came together to celebrate, share and inspire.
The day consisted of a live cooking demo hosted by a top local chef, the premier showing of the Foodie video, including footage of projects in action and three people being crowned Community Foodie Champion of their region.
Live Food Demo
This was hosted by award winning French basque born chef Cyril Royer (Golden Mile Inn, Bridgend). He cooked a number of dishes using affordable, seasonal ingredients you can source from your local butcher or straight from your community plot and garden. All guaranteed to make your mouth water.
Premiere of Foodie documentary
Over the past few months the Foodie officers have worked with the Swansea based production company Undercurrents to put together a short film that captures the projects as they develop. It is hope this will be a useful tool to inspire new groups to pick up the community growing baton and leave a legacy of the great projects that Foodie has supported.
Community Foodie Champion
We have met so many people who have really blown us away by their commitment and dedication to their projects and we felt that this had to be recognised. Therefore we introduced the first Foodie Champions awards ceremony with one community member from each county received a hand crafted trophy.
The Community Foodie Champions for 2013 were;
Mark Street – My Garden, Evanstown, Bridgend
Sam White – The Veg Box, Garnysachn Partnership, Tofaen
Jeff Evans – Treoes Community Allotments, Treoes, Vale of Glamorgan.