Food for thought

In the last week, here at Neo we have had the pleasure to work with Action Against Hunger on their recent event, Too Many Critics.

The event, held at the famous Hawksmoor Guildhall restaurant, saw nine of the country’s most prolific food critics including, Jay Rayner (the Observer), Charles Campion (London Evening Standard) and Giles Coren (The Times) swap their notepads and pens for chefs whites and whisks to take to the kitchen and cook a three course meal for 120 guests, comprising of top chefs and food industry heavyweights.

After years of writing about other people’s food, the critics were given a taste of their own medicine. Jay Rayner said: “I enjoyed putting on the chef’s whites and bandana – it’s a look I rock! It’s been a good vibe all evening. If we can engage food lovers to bring an awareness of food security, that has to be a good thing. A lot of people have eaten very well tonight, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t thought of those who can’t.”

This thinking was integral to the event, with Action Against Hunger committed to ending child hunger. Recognised as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, AAH works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, AAH runs life-saving programmes in some 40 countries, benefiting 6 million people each year. All funds raised from the evening (almost £40,000) will go towards these humanitarian life-saving programmes around the world. To find out more about Action Against Hunger’s fight against malnutrition check out their website here.