Refettorio Felix launched in June for London Food Month. A food pop up with a difference, it is the brainchild of 3 Michelin starred Massimo Bottura, thought by many to be the best chef in the world, and his non-profit organisation Food for Soul.
The concept is that brand-name chefs like Michel Roux work with the Clinks charity and the Felix Project to recycle five tonnes of leftover food into 2,000 gourmet meals. These meals are going to London’s homeless community served up by ex-offenders at the newly refurbished St Cuthbert’s Centre – a community space in Earl’s Court. You can check out the inspiring work being done by heading down to St Cuthbert’s for 4pm to 5pm on a weekday this month.
But this initiative isn’t just a flash in the pan (so to speak). Once the month-long festival’s over, Refettorio Felix will continue providing meals to the homeless through two resident cooks as well as hosting events to get people engaged in the fight against food waste. Talk about social bang for your buck.
Here’s what the CEO of Clinks, Chris Moore, told The Big Issue magazine:
“We are delighted to be supporting chef Massimo Bottura’s charitable food wastage project for yet another year”
“As a charity and as a hospitality business we always look to work in collaboration with other likeminded organisations and Refettorio Felix, like The Clink, works tirelessly to change lives for the better.
And here’s some despatches from the space: coming together nicely, guys…
— thefelixproject (@felixprojectwl) June 14, 2017
This is the power of social enterprise: bringing top people together to make tangible differences to our community. More innovation in cuisine and commmunity action please