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Just Eat partners with FoodCycle to host charity gala feast

FoodCycle chefs - Tom Aikens, Gary Foulkes, Francesco Mazzei, Chantelle Nicholson and Ben Tish

On 23rd May, five of the country’s finest chefs will cook a spectacular five-course feast in aid of national charity FoodCycle.

Tom Aikens, Gary Foulkes, Francesco Mazzei, Chantelle Nicholson and Ben Tish will each create a course at Fishmonger’s Hall for FoodCycle’s 10th Anniversary Gala.

The chefs will be turning their talents to surplus food, making use of food that may otherwise be wasted to create their masterpieces.

The Gala is being run in partnership with Just Eat, and all proceeds will go directly to FoodCycle, a national charity with 40 projects across England, which cooks surplus food into healthy, three-course meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation.

FoodCycle is celebrating its 10th birthday this year and the milestone of having served over 1 million meals to communities across the country.

Mary McGrath, Chief Executive of FoodCycle said:

“With a line-up of Michelin stars and some of the countries most celebrated chefs, FoodCycle’s 10th Anniversary Gala is set to be a fabulous evening. We are so excited for the big night and hope it will raise funds for our work, helping us to open more projects, serve more meals and support even more vulnerable people. We hope that anyone looking to support FoodCycle will join us for a night of fun, celebration and, of course, fabulous food!”

Peter Duffy, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Just Eat said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with FoodCycle for their 10th Anniversary Gala and to continue our support of their mission to nourish communities using surplus food. At Just Eat we are committed to using our scale to inspire, influence and educate the industry to make a real difference where it matters most. The evening will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of FoodCycle in their first decade and to be part of a community of supporters to create a society where no one is hungry or lonely.“

Just Eat partnered with FoodCycle in 2017 and has since taken part in a number of initiatives. Last year, a number of Just Eat employees trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp and completed a gruelling 127 mile London to Bristol Bike Ride, to help raise over £50,000 for the charity.

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