|Date & Time:||April 24, 2018 6:30 pm|
How has food production, distribution, storage, preparation, consumption, waste and culture changed London’s built environment? How has London changed food? What does the future hold?
Speakers and panelists (TBC):
Ben Rogers, writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, social capital, public service reform and the built environment.
Kate Hofman, CEO and co-founder of GrowUp Urban Farms which produces sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies.
Carolyn Steel, architect, lecturer and writer who has combined architectural practice with teaching and research into the relationship between food and cities, running design studios at the LSE, London Metropolitan University and at the Cambridge University School of Architecture.
Barry O’toole – Senior Fisheries Inspector
With recognised professional expertise in a number of areas including Environmental Health, Barry O’Toole joined the Fishmonger’s Company in 1992 and is now the Company’s Senior Fisheries Inspector. In addition to leading our Billingsgate Team, Barry is engaged in education and training and has experience of working with government, small and medium sized businesses and academia. He has been a senior lecturer on the London University circuit and is responsible for setting the BSc and MSc environmental science practical examinations. Working alongside our Executive Head Chef, Barry developed the Fishmongers’ five-star rated Food Safety Management Procedures. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Safety and Health as well as the Institute of Environmental Health, a qualified Structural Surveyor and former consultant for Acas. His daily presence at the heart of the UK largest, inland fish market, Billingsgate, ensures best practice there.
Nicholas Saphir, formerly active in commercial food, farming and rural affairs, including chairing several governmental and industry organisations, Nicholas is currently the Executive Chairman of OMSCo (the UK Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative) and Coressence Ltd.
Donald Hyslop, Chair of Borough Market and works as the head of regeneration and community partnerships at TATE. His work involves building new audiences for the museum, often in marginalised and excluded communities. He is also Chair of Better Bankside, the business-led regeneration body for SE1.
Drinks and food tasters provided by Borough Market traders will follow the lecture.