Star chef to launch Love Food Hate Waste campaign

By Pits’n’Pots Reporter.

Richard Fox - TV Chef

Richard Fox - TV Chef

Celebrity Chef Richard Fox will be cooking up a storm with shoppers in Stoke-on-Trent this weekend.

The “Love Food Hate Waste” campaign will be in town to show people how to turn their left over food into gourmet meals.
The exhibition will be at Tontine Square from 10:30am on Saturday 18 April, with Lord Mayor Councillor Derek Capey. Experts in recycling food will also be on hand to offer people advice on how to make better use of their leftovers.
Top chef Richard, star of UK TV Food, BBC 2′s Food Poker and Channel 4′s Risky Business, will be demonstrating how food that could have ended up in the bin can be turned into a five star feast. He will be supported by chef Jody Rushton who won the Taste of Staffordshire Young Chef of Tomorrow award in 2008.
The Lord Mayor said: “This is a great opportunity for people to find out how to turn leftovers into a family meal. A third of the food we buy gets thrown away, and people just can’t afford to do that today.
“The Love Food Hate Waste campaign is really important and relevant. We want Stoke-on-Trent to be a good example of how people can really get involved and learn how to recycle their leftovers.”
The Love Food Hate Waste Campaign is being run by the Staffordshire Waste Partnership. The partnership is made up of eight district councils, which are responsible for waste collection, the County Council, which is responsible for disposal, and one unitary authority which is responsible for both. It aims to increase recycling, reduce rubbish produced and encourage purchase of recycled products