Turning Food Waste into Business Opportunities: Food for thought with Thomasina Miers

16 September 2014


Tuesday 16 September
The British Library, London NW1 2DB

Co-Innovate is co-hosting a lively debate together with theManufacturing Advisory Service at the British Library on how industry can turn Food Waste into Business Opportunities. Speakers include: Thomasina Miers (winner of BBC 2’s MasterChef in 2005 and co-founder of the Wahaca restaurant chain) and Tim Palmer Fry (Giraffe Innovation, senior sustainable design consultant).

In addition, delegates will have the opportunity to meet a number of SMEs and experts from Brunel who are doing interesting work in this area.

Topics will include: food waste prevention strategies (supermarket case studies), packaging re-design & consumer behavioural change, and initiatives such as The Pig Idea and Rubies in the Rubble among others.

When Sep 16, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where British Library staff terrace restaurant, NW1 2DB
Cost: FREE – refreshments will be served from 6pm

How to Book: View the British Library events calendar and book online

Co-Innovate, the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the British Library Business and IP centre (BIPC) will be on hand to talk to you about the business support initiatives and to offer advise on how to re-purpose waste to generate new revenue.

About Thomasina Miers

In August 2007 Thomasina Miers co-founded Wahaca, an award-winning Mexican restaurant group whose dishes are inspired by the food markets of Mexico, using free-range meat and sustainable fish, and recycling everything down to its food waste.

Thomasina has written food articles for Waitrose Food Illustrated, the Financial Times, the Guardian and had a regular column in the Saturday Times from 2006-2009. She currently writes for Country Life. She has written and co-edited four cookery books: Soup Kitchen; Cook; Wild Gourmets; and Mexican Food Made Simple, the inspiration behind the Channel 5 series. She has also presented other TV cookery programmes, including A Cook’s Tour of Spain, and is the face of British markets.

Read more about the event in The Manufacturer magazine.

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