When Spotify and Starbucks joined forces it was the soundtrack to our morning coffee run. EVA Air and Hello Kitty’s collab saw us all want to take to the skies (more than usual), and Apple and Hermes’ partnership meant an added sexiness to the apple watch made it a whole lot more wearable. The moral of the story? When two business brains join forces, great things can most certainly happen, and has happened, in the form of Fork to Fork food festival.
Created by Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers, and Caravan co-founder Laura Harper-Hinton, the food festival, which launched in June 2015, is set to return again for the day, on 16th June this year.
This festival might be called Fork to Fork, but it will require the grabbing of a fork and knife, to indulge in the dish selection on offer. Chefs due to attend include Quo Vadis’ Jeremy Lee, Spring’s Skye Gyngell and Yotam Ottolenghim, with more than 40 restaurants ready to provide you with food galore.
Not that we ever need to question the occurrence of a food festival, (and quite honestly, the more the merrier) but there’s a charming reason behind these tummy rubbing antics. Fork to Fork came about in a bid to raise funds for the Open Air Classroom Project which is a food education initiative. Established in 2013, the aim is to promote the use of outdoor spaces and natural habitats to educate and engage pupils, and to promote healthy eating through food education. It’s a great cause, and we’re just happy we can help out by filling our tums.
To wash down the feast, enjoy a selection of craft beer from Beavertown and Camden breweries, natural wine from Salisbury Wine Store, LA Brewery Kombucha and more. The day will also include music stages, a children’s play area and a raffle.
Fork to Fork Festival: Taking place on 16th June, Ark Franklin School, Harvist Road, NW6 6HH, www.franklinforktofork.com