We’ve had a busy busy term: weekly Sunday Community meals, our fundraising October pop-up restaurant, starting our new community project of the Community Garden, as well as catering for two fantastic events (Social Enterprise Conference and Beat the Cold). We felt it was high time to get in the festive mood and spread the joy of Christmas, FoodCycle style!
Last week was a super busy week at FoodCycle Bristol HQ, what with a Christmas themed pop-up restaurant on Wednesday 11th and our Christmassy Community Kitchen on Sunday 15th! Oh, but what fun we had?!
Our Pop-Up Restaurant was a great night! In the true spirit of Noel, we decorated with beautifully displayed holly and ivy foliage, and painstakingly hand-made paper chains. Dished up was a deeeeeelishhhh 3 course meal of Pumpkin Soup, Veggie Curry and Bread n’ Butter Pud, all lovingly crafted from surplus supermarket ingredients. To set the Christmas mood, we had some gorgeous gospel (clapping and clicking included) from Bristol Revelation Rock-Gospel Choir, though I may be biased as president… Sam also played some amazing guitar, and we were educated by an inspiring talk from our co-hosts The Bristol Bike Project. A big thank you also to our transport managers Jess and Hattie for talking about FoodCycle. Full to the brim with real good food and music, we hope our guests had as great a time as we did back (and front) stage!
On Sunday, FoodCyclers and guests alike enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of food, music and craft. The party was in full swing, once again with great music from Bristol Revs – this time expanding their repertoire with some improvised Christmas carols, and suggestions from adoring fans! Our community team worked their butts off and had a special craft table and a lucky dip to spread FoodCycle’s Christmas joy even further. Whilst in the kitchen, the cooking team whipped up a sterling Beetroot soup and Veggie Shepherd’s Pie Bake. To end, mince pies and some delightful home-made (non-alcoholic) mulled juice (?) was served. From the smiles on the guests faces, FoodCycle Bristol achieve once again in spreading some Christmas joy!
We would like to say a massive thank you to our amazing volunteers – you guys are great, our guests, and anyone who has supported us over the last term. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Love from FoodCycle Brizzle x x x