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The Surplus Supper Club: turning the food industry’s ‘waste’ into feasts fit for royalty

FareShare South West has launched a unique catering business. The Surplus Supper Club caters for events of all shapes and sizes using perfectly good ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away.

This is the most ethical catering imaginable. Not only does the Surplus Supper Club ‘upcycle’ food destined for landfill, it also offers training and support to help many of its volunteers back into society, around half of whom are, or have been, vulnerable. All profits from the Surplus Supper Club will also go back into supporting FareShare South West’s work feeding people in need.

The ‘surplus’ food which stocks the Surplus Supper Club’s larders has been thrown away  by the food industry for reasons such as a promotion being out of date or over ordering.

“We get everything from lobsters to Cape gooseberries!” said Jacqui Reeves, Chief Executive of FareShare South West, the charity behind the Surplus Supper Club. “It’s gob smacking what gets thrown away. We supplement the ‘surplus’ we collect from the food industry with ethically sourced ingredients from local producers so everything is of the highest quality.”

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Having trialled the Surplus Supper Club at festivals including Bestival and Shambala and events for Big Green Week and Bristol Food Connections, the Surplus Supper Club is already in high demand.

“It’s amazing how quickly word spreads,” said Jacqui Reeves. “Bristol will take its place as European Green Capital next year and the Surplus Supper Club really reflects this city’s innovative approach to sustainability. The bookings are already coming in thick and fast!”

“It’s amazing how quickly word spreads,” said Jacqui Reeves. “Bristol will take its place as European Green Capital next year and the Surplus Supper Club really reflects this city’s innovative approach to sustainability. The bookings are already coming in thick and fast!”

For more information visit www.surplussupperclub.org

 

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