Where will you be having dinner this evening? Why not join us at 100 Trades?
In conjunction with TRJFP Brum and Slow Food Birmingham, 1000 Trades are hosting a series of one day pop-ups in Zero Waste Week 3 – 8 September, and we’re catering on Monday 3rd! We’ll all be using ingredients from sources that actively reduce food waste to create delicious, varied dishes that aim to inspire.
There will be Craddocks Wasted Pale Ale on tap; a beer that has been made using surplus bread, with some of the profit going direct to The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham.
If you’re a gin fan there will also be a Rhubarb infused gin made with surplus from a community garden… the rhubarb not the gin!
On Monday it’s us in the kitchen.
Tuesday is a Surplus Pan Asian Vegan feast from Change Kitchen that doesn’t cost us the earth.
On Wednesday Kitchen Supper Club will delight us with three courses of foraged fare from Birmingham – urban dining at its best!
Thursday‘s menu focuses on bread – our most often wasted food, Slow Food Member Suzie from Artisan Epicurean has also included some Ark of Taste products within her four course menu.
Friday and Saturday‘s menu from Ox and Origin feature food that is seldom seen…
As part of our efforts to encourage you to rethink food waste we will also have a few recipes from the week along with some ways you can make a change that makes a difference on our website.
And if all of that is not enough reason to rally your friends and celebrate Zero Waste, our friends over at The Clean Kilo are giving away a discount voucher to shop with them each night to one lucky diner, chosen at random. And you can eat with us knowing that part of your ticket price is also supporting Slow Food Birmingham’s mushroom project & fundamental cooking classes.
Thanks to the generosity of Love Brum, and all the people who voted for us, we’re delighted to announce we have a temporary paid opportunity for the right candidate.
Hourly Paid Project Co-ordinator (Temporary Contract) Waste Management and Recycling
Salary: National Living Wage, currently £8.75ph
Hours per week: Flexible part time work between 0-6 hours per week. Ideally 2 half days (3hrs each) per week for 6 months. Exact hours to be agreed with successful candidate, depending on availability and needs of the project.
The main purpose of this role is to develop and manage waste and recycling for The Real Junk Food project across all venues in Birmingham, including an exit strategy and succession plan once the Love Brum funding for this role is exhausted, via a handover to a self-supporting team of volunteers. A secondary, but very important element to the job, is educating the public and volunteers about composting, foraging, waste management, and recycling – we envisage this taking place in the form of forest school-type environments and foraging walks. The successful candidate will be responsible for working across all TRJFP Brum sites and devising a strategy to efficiently manage waste and recycling from the project, liaising with and motivating volunteers to help us in this process, including the beautification/maintenance of any composting/recycling facilities at each venue.
To be considered for this role you must have a keen interest in recycling, composting, and gardening, experience of working in an educational capacity (this can be voluntary experience), and experience of working with or managing volunteers.
It is essential that you have access to your own vehicle for visiting different sites and transporting items between them.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the aims of TRJFP Birmingham. Please refer to our website for more information. You will need to have a flexible approach to working, be empathetic and solution focussed; someone who enjoys working at a fast pace with a variety of tasks; who is self-managed with a strong work ethic; who has a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude and is a completer / finisher.
If you feel you meet the criteria above and would like to apply for this role please send a CV (no more than 2 A4 sides) and covering letter explaining why you think you’d be suitable to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delicious Magazine have teamed up with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to find the People’s Favourite Restaurant 2018 – the go-to place for food that not only tastes good but does good too.
How you can get involved
Help find this year’s People’s Favourite and you could win a fabulous mini-break at Les Orangeries, an idyllic boutique hotel in rural Western France. The winners will travel there Business Premier style, courtesy of Eurostar.
Fill in the application form on the website (follow the above link) by 30 June 2018, in no more than 150 words, how The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham make meals that really matter.
Perhaps you would like to tell them about our sustainability credentials; our #feedbelliesnotbins ethos – how our food would have ended up in landfill if The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham hadn’t rescued it?
Do you want to tell them about how well we feed people; about how we offer a range of appetising, delicious, nutritious options, usually with a high veg content and more often than not, a vegan option?
Maybe you want to focus on how The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham sits at the heart of the community – supporting local people through our PayAsYouFeel model, allowing anyone who would like to, to eat with us for the price of their time, skills or cash, at venues all over Birmingham?
Or do you have a personal story to tell about how The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham has helped you? Are you a volunteer who has gone onto paid employment after working with us, maybe?
After nominations close, on 30 June 2018, the panel of judges, including delicious. editor Karen Barnes and Mike Palmer of Lucky Beach, will whittle the entries down to a shortlist which we’ll publish in the August 2018 issue of delicious. You’ll then have until 31 August 2018 to vote for the People’s Favourite Restaurant. The winner will be revealed in October 2018 and presented at the SRA’s Food Made Good Awards on 1 October 2018.
The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham would like to say a huge THANK YOU to
in Solihull for partnering with us and supporting our Hobs Moat Community Café and Food Boutique, which we launched in May.
Our dedicated volunteers collect items that Waitrose can no longer sell, and deliver them to our Hobs Moat community café. Anything that can’t be used by the kitchen goes to the boutique for
customers to take home, or to our Sharehouse in Winson Green. In this way nothing is wasted as TRJFPBrum’s motto is #feedbelliesnotbins!
Anyone is welcome to eat or shop with us, we just ask for a donation of cash, time, or skills on a Pay-As-You-Feel (PAYF) basis. This makes for a fantastic welcoming environment, breaking down barriers for all members of the Hobs Moat community to attend and get involved.
The Hobs Moat Café and Food Boutique run weekly every Thursday 12pm-2pm at St Mary’s church hall. You can download and print off posters and fliers here: