Fine dining restaurants raise funds for African farmers

Farm  Africa

Farm Africa

Premium Supplier 20th March 2019

Fine dining restaurants raise funds for African farmers

Fine dining hotspots across the UK are taking part in Farm Africa’s Dine for Good campaign, which offers restaurants and diners the opportunity to make a positive impact and invest in supporting small-scale food producers in eastern Africa.

Dine for Good is Farm Africa’s annual restaurant fundraising campaign that unites the UK’s best fine dining destinations behind the belief in the power of food to bring people together, break down barriers and tell a story.

The campaign is an opportunity for restaurants to demonstrate their commitment to global food sustainability and provide guests with the chance to contribute to Farm Africa’s important work as part of their dining experience.
Today, almost half of the world’s extreme poor live in sub-Saharan Africa. The vast majority work in agriculture. Farm Africa works on the ground in eastern Africa to fight poverty by unleashing farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes in an environmentally sustainable way.

By adding an optional donation of £1 per head to their bill over a one or two month period, diners will be helping small-scale farmers in eastern Africa to grow more, sell more and sell for more.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Mere Restaurant & Bar by Monica Galetti are among the leading restaurants inviting diners to support farmers in Africa by adding a £1 per head donation to Farm Africa to their bill.

Donations will go to the charity’s Coffee is Life appeal and the UK Government will match diners’ donations pound for pound until 8 May 2019.

The funds raised will support Farm Africa projects across eastern Africa, and the matched funding unlocked from the UK government will directly fund a Farm Africa project that will give women in Kanungu in western Uganda the opportunity to make a decent living from coffee farming. A gift of £11 could train one farmer to produce high-quality coffee.

The restaurants participating in Dine for Good are:
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge, London
- The Greenhouse in Mayfair, London
- Mere by Monica Galetti in Fitzrovia, London
- Moor Hall in Aughton, Lancashire
- L’Ortolan in Reading, Berkshire
- Salt by Paul Foster in Stratford-upon-Avon

Monica Galetti, Chef Owner of Restaurant Mere said “Restaurant Mere is really proud to get behind such a great cause.”

There is still plenty of time to sign your restaurant up to the Dine for Good campaign. If you work in a restaurant and would like your team to unite behind a cause which resonates, you can find more information on Dine for Good on our website at or email Farm Africa’s Corporate Partnerships Manager Charlotte Senior at [email protected]

In these challenging times…

…the hospitality landscape has dramatically changed in the last two months, and with that our advertising revenues have all but expired, significantly impacting our business. Despite having to furlough a large portion of our staff, we are still delivering the valuable content and honest information, which hundreds of thousands of you come to The Staff Canteen for. We believe we have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs, are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector.

Your financial support means we remain independent and open to all. We were launched by a chef and remain the voice of chefs and other hospitality professionals.

We need your support to keep delivering the products and content that you love, giving you the platform to share opinions and inspiration. Every contribution whether big or small, means so much.
Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you