5x15 x School Food Matters

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The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London W11 2AY
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Join us for a very special 5x15 event on food, to celebrate the 15th year of the amazing charity School Food Matters. All proceeds from the tickets go to the charity.

Tim Spector
School Food Matters

Tim Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is a multi-award- winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of four books, including the bestselling The Diet Myth. He appears regularly on TV and radio around the world, and has written for the Guardian, BMJ, and many other publications.

Tim Spector plays a pivotal role in the fight against Covid 19 by supporting the NHS with the creation of a Covid 19 Tracker App and implementation of an innovative research project to slow the outbreak of the disease and identify those at risk sooner. Millions of people joined the app during the first few days providing scientists in the UK and around the world with a vital platform to study the disease and allocate resources where most needed.

Dan Saladino
School Food Matters

Dan Saladino is a journalist and broadcaster who makes programmes about food for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. His work has been recognised by the Guild of Food Writers Awards, the Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards, and in America by the James Beard Foundation. Eating to Extinction was awarded the 2019 Jane Grigson Trust Award. He lives in Cheltenham but his roots are Sicilian.

Andi Oliver
School Food Matters

Andi Oliver is an award-winning TV chef and broadcaster. She is a regular face on screen, and hosts BBC’s Great British Menu, Sky Arts Live Book Club, C4’s Beat the Chef, and Food Unwrapped, and a contributing chef and host on Saturday Kitchen. Andi is also a regular panel member on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet alongside Jay Rayner as well as a contributor to Radio 4’s Award winning The Food Programme. In 2018 she followed in the footsteps of Yotam Ottolenghi & Giorgio Locatelli and was appointed Head judge alongside Sheila Dillon for the prestigious BBC Food & Farming awards. Throughout her rich and varied career in food, music and television, Andi has been in the kitchen, perfecting her skill, and for 4 years she ran a successful ephemeral restaurant – The Moveable Feast. She was creative director of The Birdcage and launched her own kitchen at The Jackdaw and Star, a renovated pub in the heart of Homerton. She launched her award winning restaurant Andi’s in 2016, and in 2020 she launched her newest food project entitled Wadadli Kitchen which showcases real Caribbean home cooking. Wadadli pop ups took place throughout summer 2020, including a pop up at Somerset House and an offshoot of the Wadadli brand called One Love, which Andi created alongside Fred Siriex.

Reema Reid
School Food Matters

Mother of four, Reema Reid, began her career as a school meals supervisor and teaching assistant. She went on to train as a teacher, middle leader, senior leader and is now an award-winning headteacher. As one of the very small number of black headteachers in Southwark, Reema is committed to providing an inclusive educational experience for all pupils, as well as ensuring the teaching workforce in London is representative of London’s population. During the pandemic Reema responded to the prospect of up to 40% of her pupils’ families being plunged into poverty by joining forces with School Food Matters to provide breakfast and lunch boxes for the school community. She believes that good nutrition must be embedded into the school culture and embraces all the food education opportunities that School Food Matters has to offer.