Waterloo Food Month welcomes Caravan Shorts and Oasis Farm Waterloo to 2018 programme

Waterloo Food Month welcomes Caravan Shorts and Oasis Farm Waterloo to 2018 programme

June 14th, 2018|

Waterloo Food Month gets underway on Thursday 29 June with an evening street party along Lower Marsh, and continues throughout July when Waterloo’s top chefs and baristas will be revealing their secrets and techniques in a month of exclusive masterclasses, demos, talks, workshops and tasting sessions.

This year sees the launch of a series of outdoor events, including Friday lates in #Granby Place – Waterloo’s new outdoor events space – with a series of small and unique food and well-being events including poetry, foraging and growing.

Visit: www.wearewaterloo.co.uk to see the full programme.

Waterloo Food Month Launch

Thursday 29th June / from 5pm

Along Lower Marsh, Leake Street Pocket Park and Granby Place, London SE1

Sample food and drink from many of the area’s favourite restaurants, cafes and food businesses as they set up stalls along Lower Marsh, including Greenport Kitchen, Greensmiths, Konditor & Cook, Wahaca, Sticky Mango, Yo! Sushi, Duke of Sussex, Lucky Cow Ice Cream, Cubana, Tas and Caffe Nero.

There will be late-night openings along the street, craft activities, street theatre, workshops and lots of live music.  Also:

Make, Do & Mend Yourself Workshop: Cocktail Herbs, 6-8pm, Granby Place

Grow your own cocktail kit to take away. Learn how to make cuttings of rosemary and mint plus plant blue borage, lemon balm and peppermint for evening drinks on summer evenings, and make your own cocktail on the night.

Music by a guest DJ.

Food Demo Gone Wrong, performances: 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm and 8.15pm

What happens when a food demo goes wrong?  Caravan Shorts presents a 15 minute live food demonstration from their converted caravan.  Keeping up appearances, whilst trying to save the dish of the day, escalates into an interactive physical slapstick comedy.

Maki rolling competition with Yo Sushi, 5-9pm, Lower Marsh

Learn how to roll the perfect maki from a Yo! Sushi master chef and then have a go in a competition to win fabulous foodie prizes.

Free, but first-come-first-served.

Waterloo Food Month Outdoor Events:

Tuesday 4 July: How to start a Food Truck with MotherClucker

Mother Clucker serves tea-brined, buttermilk-soaked, twice-battered fried chicken from a converted US Army ambulance.  Meet Brittney, and hear about how they started, the challenges they’ve faced and taking it to the next level as they get ready to open in a bricks and mortar premises restaurant in the newly developed Leake Street tunnels in SE1.

Granby Place, SE1. 6 for 6.30pm. Tickets £7, includes street food and one complimentary drink.

Friday 21 July: Stress & the City

Join herbalists and authors Kim Walker & Vicky Chown of ‘Handmade Apothecary’ to learn about simple and easy to forage herbs to make calming infusions and baths to help you feel calmer and more in step.  They will be joined by acupuncturist Lui Yeung who will demonstrate acupressure techniques that you can use to alleviate tension-induced headaches and anxiety, as well as  simple breathing exercises based on the ancient form of Qi Gong to induce calm.

6 for 6.30pm. Tickets £7, includes street food and one complimentary drink.

Friday 28 July: debate in partnership with London Food Link – ‘Will Brexit mean better food for Britain?’

We stand at a cross-roads. Will our leaders create new trade deals that sweep aside sustainability standards, climate change commitments, fair dealing, consumer protection, humane production and investment in international development, bowing to intense pressures to deregulate? Or will the UK choose a better path, towards a healthy, fair, humane and sustainable food and farming system? Chair Ben Reynolds from London Food Link will be joined by speakers from different parts of the food sector to discuss the potential impact of Brexit, and some of the different scenarios we could face.  Join in the debate, explore these issues and have your say.

6 for 6.30pm. Tickets £7, includes street food and one complimentary drink.

Oasis Farm Waterloo: two great outdoor events on Friday 7 July

Did you know that Waterloo has its very own farm? Oasis Hub Waterloo who run the farm are opening the doors to the community for a family afternoon and summer evening gathering.

Barbecue on the Farm, 4pm, Free, includes lots of child-friendly entertainment, food, and a chance to explore and meet the animals.

Evening on the Farm, 6pm – late, Free, explore the tranquil green space that is Oasis Farm, enjoy live jazz and summery drinks.

Waterloo Food Month is a whole month of exciting food and drink events, tastings and workshops taking place in SE1.  Unlike many food festivals it doesn’t take place in a tent or marquee but in and around Waterloo’s unique mix of cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and shops. Participants include Penny, Cubana, Greensmiths, Konditor & Cook, Eden Caterers, H10 Hotel Waterloo, Greenport Kitchen and Oasis Farm.