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The Old Truman Brewery: A Root To Fruit Banquet

The Old Truman Brewery, that buzzing and iconic East London venue for events of all kinds is set to hold Fare Healthy, the UK’s first and foremost food, fitness and wellbeing festival. Four renowned British chefs will launch the festival’s first ever supper club, ‘A Root To Fruit Banquet’, on Saturday 4th February. The Root to Fruit chefs are pledging to create a meal that uses zero-packaging to create a zero-waste dining experience.

Signage with Pom Poms Fare Healthy

The Fare Healthy festival returns for a third year, from 4th – 5th February 2017. The two-day event is unique in combining food, fitness and wellbeing, with pop-up restaurants and bars and exercise with expert panel talks and cookery demonstrations from leading chefs, health experts and wellbeing personalities including Skye Gyngell (Spring), Anna Jones (A Modern Way To Cook), Tom Hunt (Poco), Valentine Warner (TV Chef) Natasha Corrett (Honestly Healthy), Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella), Martin Morales (Ceviche), Uyen Luu (My Vietnamese Kitchen), Amelia Freer and Gaby Roslin.

Chefs cooking on the night will be: Tom Hunt, eco chef, food waste activist and chef patron of Poco restaurant; Gill Meller, head chef of River Cottage and author of new book Gather; Justin Horne, chef and founder of Tiny Leaf, London’s first zero waste restaurant; Tess Ward, chef, food writer and author of The Naked Diet cookbook; Peardrop London, catering company & lunch delivery service set up by chef Rose Lloyd Owen, founder of Fare Healthy. Rose Lloyd Owen is the self-taught chef, events’ organiser and passionate food waste campaigner behind Fare Healthy.


Since founding her catering company, Peardrop London in 2013, Rose has been on a mission to deliver healthy cooking to the capital. Starting out three years ago on a clapped-out Vespa from her tiny home kitchen, Peardrop London now regularly caters large weddings, dinners & fashion parties. Fare Healthy started in January 2015 with a one-day event at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, and moved to Borough Market in September 2015, selling 2,500 tickets, with the second wave selling out in less than an hour.

Through her company, Peardrop London, Rose and her team have created a series of pop-ups (#DineDanceDonate) in order to raise awareness and money to benefit causes that are important to them. Previous events have included a Salvaged Supper, using only wasted food and a Refugee Supper Club raising money for Syria & Calais.

The four course menu will be entirely organic, vegetarian, agro-ecological, 100% British and most importantly, will use ingredients in their entirety, from their roots to their stalks, demonstrating how much of our food is thrown away. Root to Fruit Eating means to eat mindfully, reconnecting with our foods’ origin and nature in order to value our food, the planet and the farmers who produce our ingredients.

The menu will feature canapés by Peardrop London, including pickled quince and Norfolk Binham Blue on toast with borage. Gill Meller, Justin Horne and Tom Hunt will create a trio of tasting courses. Tess Ward will craft the dessert of spiced pumpkin ice cream with cardamom chocolate soil and hazelnut*.

Drinks will be on sale from Toast Ale and organic wine, with cocktails from the Sipsmith and Jax Coco Bar. Pure ionic water will also be available. Following the Supper Club, guests will be given goodie bags featuring items provided by Fare Healthy’s brand partners.

General Admission for each day £25. Entry to talks on the Main Stage and Exercise sessions are an additional £12/ £9 each. General admission tickets include free access to stages Fare Healthy Inspires & Fare Healthy discusses, the kids’ zone, our Nutritionist’s café, two interactive “Have a Go” areas and the Kitchen Demo stage. Every VIP ticket includes: An amazing goody bag; Free admission to one talk on the main stage or one exercise session (worth £10); A free cocktail or coffee; Priority Booking to the Fare Healthy Inspires & Fare Healthy Discusses stage.

*Please note, menus are subject to change.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £50 per person. The Root to Fruit Banquet begins at 7.30pm.

Saturday 4th February & Sunday 5th February: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
E1 6QR

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