Meal made from waste held to stamp out food poverty

Posted on - 6th August, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Avenham, Campaigns, City Centre, Food & Drink, Kid's stuff, Music, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The event will form part of The Mystery Tea House's 4 Elements of Summer

Inside the Mystery Tea House: The event forms part of their ‘4 Elements of Summer’

Preston’s first Disco Soup is coming to Avenham Park.


The festival is hosted by Lancashire and Region Dietary Education Resource and includes a chef-cooked meal to promote a fight against food waste.

The event forms part of The Mystery Tea House’s ‘The 4 Elements of Summer’ as local chefs cook and present a meal made entirely from food which would otherwise be thrown away.

The Disco Soup cooking party, and the event to run alongside, is designed to show the uses of leftovers and hopes to participate in the bid to stamp out unnecessary waste and food poverty.

The meal will be accompanied with music and art activities for the whole family.

Disco Soup

Disco Soup is part of a series inspired by international campaigning organisation, Feedback Global

An estimated 15 million tonnes of food is wasted in Britain every year “from plough to plate” and so the public is encouraged to show support and think twice before throwing out leftovers.

Chef, food activist and writer, Gill Watson and Preston City Council’s Community Nutrition Worker, Alison Watts are currently on the bill with more local chefs encouraged to sign up and share recipes to combat food waste within the home.

Donations as you see fit are welcomed for the meal which will take place on Sunday August 23 at Avenham Park between 12pm and 6pm.

For more information or to enquire about volunteering on the day, visit the Sustainable Food Lancashire website here, or e-mail

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