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Slow Food UK’s Chef Alliance celebrates 100 members

Slow Food UK’s Chef Alliance celebrates 100 members

With 40 years of experience, chef legend Pierre Koffmann joins the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance. The growth of the Chef Alliance to 100 member as special occasion also sees the lauch of our first Forgotten Foods Recipe Bank with 40 recipes from our Chefs! Celebrate with us and cook delicious Forgotten Foods!

Only two years on from its launch, Slow Food UK is celebrating 100 members of the Chef Alliance. This week the Alliance welcomed the legendary Pierre Koffmann as 100th member to join 99 other leading lights of the culinary world who have all pledged their support to actively champion and support the aims of Slow Food UK.

“It has been fantastic to see the transformation of British food culture over the last years, which is in part thanks to the efforts of many inspirational chefs in the Slow Food Chef Alliance. Joining the Alliance as 100th member is an honour, and I am proud to work with Slow Food in this ambassadorial role and offer my experience alongside so many great chefs to positively influencing British cuisine in the future.” says Pierre Koffmann.

Founded by Slow Food CEO Catherine Gazzoli and Spokesperson of the Slow Food Chef Alliance Richard Corrigan, the Chef Alliance works to  promote currently 68 British Forgotten Foods by encouraging chefs to serve them on their menus when they can, and to work closely with their small-scale producers to help promote good quality local and sustainably produced food.

Marking this celebration, Alliance chefs, Forgotten Food producers and other Slow Food members came together to further tighten and build relationships within the Slow Food network. Chefs prepared delicious Forgotten Foods tasters and met the producers behind these wonderful products and our special thanks go to our Forgotten Foods producers Alexander Hunt, Chris Ranger, Clare Marriage, Richard Briggs, Peter Canipa and Tom Chatfiled of Quickes Farm for their  support and donations this evening and to our chefs Richard Corrigan and Head Chef Chris McGowan, Andy McFadden, Theo Randall, Anna Hansen and Chris Galvin and Executive Head Chefs Warren Geraghty for their inspiring tasters.

We are grateful for the continuous support of Lavazza and Highland Park on the Chef Alliance programme. Finally we also thank our official suppliers Frerejean Freres Champagne and Belu Water for kindly providing drinks for all guests.

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