Slow Food Week: Michel Roux Jr and Marcus Wareing sign up to chef alliance

By Peter Ruddick

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A number of restaurateurs, including Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, have signed up to the Slow Food Chef Alliance as Slow Food Week kicks off
A number of restaurateurs, including Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, have signed up to the Slow Food Chef Alliance as Slow Food Week kicks off
As Slow Food Week kicks off with a number of events planned to promote the slow food ethos and small, local producers, the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance has announced it has now signed up 50 chefs including Michel Roux Jr, Marcus Wareing and Brett Graham.

The alliance, in partnership with malt whiskey Highland Park, was launched in London in September​ and has had successful similar launches in Yorkshire, the West Country and Wales with a Midlands event with Sat Bains planned for later this month.

To celebrate Slow Food Week, from 18-24 June, several chefs are hosting themed menus or dinners, there are talks and tastings planned and a 'canapé crawl' will take place on Wednesday. The event will see 'crawlers' visit a number of restaurants, including Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste.

Catherine Gazzoli, Slow Food UK’s chief executive, said the organisation was hoping to use the week and the milestone of 50 chefs to encourage more to sign on to the aims of the campaign.

“With the Chef’s Alliance we hope to engage Britain’s chefs in actively supporting the aims of Slow Food UK, by championing small scale producers and sustainably sourced quality produce," she said. The inaugural Slow Food Restaurant of the Year​ accolade was presented at this year's The World's 50 Best Restaurants​ awards to Austrian restaurant Steirereck.

www.slowfood.org.uk/chef-alliance/

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