2013 Festival Review

Streatham Food Festival 2013 took place from 16 – 18 August.

The festival included a fantastic range of events and activities, from a local food tour, to a family day of stalls and workshops, our Sunday Food Fair and two special evening events – a waste food pop-up and our sustainable supperclub. The festival was a true celebration of all that’s great about food in Streatham.

Highlights included:

Waterfront webThe Streatham Food Tour sponsored by KTC16 August – 17 August
Over 1,300 dishes were sold as part of the first Streatham Food Tour, with people coming from all over London to enjoy the fabulous taster menus on offer in 21 local restaurants, including 13 different nationalities of food, from Mexican to Lebanese, Nigerian to Thai.

Read about last year’s winners and view the 2013 Food Tour map.

The Good Food Day at Gracefield Gardens supported by the Lambeth Food Partnership, 17 August
A healthy, happy, food-loving day out for all the family. Hundreds of people took part in a range of workshops, including sessions on preparing healthy lunch boxes with their kids; using up leftovers to create delicious, nutritious Caribbean meals; bread tasting with a local sourdough baker; and learning to grow their own veg. Plus there were stalls selling a range of foods, from organic produce to home-made cakes, local preserves to healthy juices.

View a selection of photos from the day here.

BPK webWaste Food Pop-up Restaurant, 17 August
An evening of fantastic food and live music in partnership with Brixton People’s Kitchen and The White Lion. The White Lion Stables provided the perfect venue for this mouth-watering feast of food, created using surplus from local businesses and the Best Before Project. What’s more, the evening raised hundreds of pounds for The White Lion’s charity Music4Children and Brixton People’s Kitchen.

Special thanks to Starving Arts Events who provided the evening’s entertainment – a brilliant mix of spoken word and live musical performances.

Sunday Food Fair sponsored by Morrisons18 August
Over a thousand people came to Streatham Green to enjoy a range of delicious dishes including curried meats and fish, jerk chicken and Goan sausage, plus a wide selection of locally made cakes and breads, organic veg and farmers market produce from our event partner, the London Artisans’ Market. Throughout the day, local chefs and Morrisons‘ craftspeople shared their recipes and cooking tips in our Demonstration Tent. And we were delighted to crown Ella White from St Andrew’s Primary School our Morrisons children’s pizza competition winner, well done Ella!

View photos of the day and the pizza competition final here and here.

SCCG webSummer Harvesting Workshop for Families, funded by Streatham Action‘s Active Streatham OLF Project.
18 August
Local families were invited to the Community Garden for a Summer Harvesting Workshop. Participants discovered what was ready at the peak of Summer and how long it had taken to grow; how to recognise when the crop was ready, and how to harvest different types of fruit and veg.

Following the workshop, the new head chef at The Manor Arms used some of the freshly-harvested produce to create two dishes in our Demonstration Tent on Streatham Green. 

Sarah Moore webSarah Moore Supperclub at Boyce Da Roca, 18 August, 7.30pm
To round off the festival, we had an evening of superb sustainable food from teacher and chef, Sarah Moore. Sarah has over 20 years’ catering experience, delivering outstanding food for clients such as the American Embassy, the Southbank Centre and the world-famous Air Studios. Sarah is passionate about sustainable food and shared her enthusiasm with an exceptional 3-course meal focusing on the best of sustainable fish and local produce.



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