Slow Food UK announce a new Chef Alliance member

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Editor 21st April 2015
Executive chef at Chamberlain's Restaurant in Leadenhall Market, Andrew Jones, has been made a member of Slow Food UK's renowned Chef Alliance. The Roux Scholar now joins just eight other City of London chefs, including such esteemed names as Fergus Henderson and Mark Hix. Slow Food UK's Chef Alliance engages British-based chefs in actively championing small-scale producers, and promoting good quality local and sustainably produced food. It identifies members who share its Slow Food ethos and are keen to work with its Ark of Taste programme. It encourages chefs to use seasonal forgotten foods, helping to raise awareness of these traditional British products.Andrew Jones Commenting on his new appointment Jones said: "I am proud, and honoured, to have become part of Slow Food UK's Chef Alliance. “I am a firm believer in using small-scale producers, sustainable, seasonal produce and of course, being owned by Billingsgate fish wholesaler Chamberlain & Thelwell, Chamberlain's is fortunate to have easy access to the very finest fish from the UK coast. "I have always felt strongly about using sustainable produce and reaping the taste benefits of using food at its seasonal peak. I am already using dulse (seaweed) and making Perry vinegar, as well as using numerous other Ark of Taste products.” There are now over 125 Chef Alliance members of Slow Food UK and they include Angela Hartnett, Simon Rogan, Raymond Blanc, Sat Bains, and Shaun Hill. Slow Food started in Italy in 1989 and today is a global movement, with thousands of members, linking the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. It is a not-for-profit organisation seeking to promote a better way to eat. chamberlainsAlessio Bascherini, Chamberlain's director, said: "The Slow Food Movement is enormously important in my home country (Italy). I am glad to see that it is also so powerful in the UK and we will be very pleased to support it." Chamberlain's Restaurant will also be taking part in Slow Food Week, which runs from 1-7 June. There will be a special ‘Slow Food' starter, main course and dessert on the a la carte menu for the week and the restaurant will be donating £1 to Slow Food UK for each of these special dishes ordered during the week.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 21st April 2015

Slow Food UK announce a new Chef Alliance member