Surplus Food Banquet Culminates Osborne Clarke Partnership

On Thursday 2nd May, over 65 Osborne Clarke employees attended a surplus food banquet to celebrate the three-month fundraising partnership with us.

Generously hosted by the wonderful team at Bristol favourite, Yurt Lush – who gave the restaurant over to us on a Thursday evening – guests were treated to a three-course feast all made from surplus food we receive from across the food industry. Talented Head Chef Oscar Davis and his team at Yurt Lush turned these surplus items ingredients into delicious dishes, from tomato and watermelon consommé to chorizo and chargrilled lettuce, and a perfect pannacotta to finish.

As well as a delicious three course meal in the cosy setting of Yurt Lush, employees were also offered the chance to take part is a raffle that can only be described as a ‘foodie’s dream’. With prizes including a generous donation of a meal for two at Josh Eggleton’s award winning Pony and Trap, as well as a lunch for two at Bristol Old Vic’s 1766 Bar & Kitchen and even a £100 voucher for a meat box from local suppliers Field & Flower.

Osborne Clarke’s Chief Executive Peter Clough said: “What a fantastic evening we all had at the surplus food banquet! It was great to have so many Osborne Clarke staff together, having fun and united in this cause. We learnt even more about the realities of food poverty as well as understanding the impact that the three months of fundraising have had. To know that by being part of this partnership we have enabled FareShare South West to provide so many more meals to those in need in our communities makes us immeasurably proud. It’s a bonus that it has also been a huge amount of fun in the process, with the ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style cook off event as a real highlight! This certainly isn’t the end of our relationship with FareShare South West and we look forward to opportunities to work together with them again in the future.”

The surplus food banquet is the final fundraising event in the three-month partnership, that has seen in excess of £6,500 raised, which will allow us to deliver a staggering 28,000 more meals to those who need them most.

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FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each member of the FareShare network rescues that food and delivers it to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.

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