We’ve had some really great success with our past events such as pulping 300kg of tomatoes for Passatta Day (http://www.youthfoodmovement.org.au/events/passata-day/) and nailing the sold out inaugural Reel Food Nights (http://www.youthfoodmovement.org.au/reel-food-nights-highlights-reel-released/). But perhaps our most enduring and proudest project to date is the sell-out annual Ride On Lunch (http://www.youthfoodmovement.org.au/events/ride-on-lunch/).
The project: On August the 26th the Youth Food Movement will host its inaugural Guerilla Dinner. The dinner will bring food issues to table by gathering friends and strangers with curious minds together in a secret space. With the National Food Plan just released by the Australian Government, we hope to get a range of views and opinions on what this means for Australia’s and Sydney’s food system – while being in a space where the only spin going around the table is that of the lazy susan!
Guests will be treated to an artfully crafted degustation menu AND a specially-designed conversation menu, as well as a musical-chair-esque seating plan that will let them dip in and out of stimulating conversation and delightful sensory experiences. One thing you can be sure of: this is no exclusive ‘foodie’ event and there will no Masterchef-style ‘plating up’. This is a down and dirty, all-consuming food experience, cooked by people not chefs, the kind mama used to make. Rest assured it will be REAL FOOD at it’s best.
True to YFM’s style and values, at the Guerilla Dinner you will get to know your food, know your farmer and we’ll put on an amazing spread of both food and food for thought.
By documenting the night on paper and on film we will be able to give a collective voice to this influential group, while feeding this knowledge back to our local community to make them more aware active citizens. And we see the Awesome Foundation as a crucial part of this – creating a more socially aware society, empowered to act to create tangible and enduring change.
Funded by Sydney (August 2012)