Food Revolution Day 2013 will be held on Friday 17 May and is already much bigger than 2012, when Jamie Oliver started this annual day of awareness for better food education and cooking skills across the world.
With more events in more countries than 2012, more ambassadors working hard to build awareness of food education, from Argentina to Slovakia, from France to the Philippines, and all points in between, and increasing support from a growing community of celebrities and top chefs, Food Revolution Day 2013 will put the better food message out there like never before.
The global focus of the Food Revolution will be London, where Jamie Oliver will be hosting a day of food, fun and surprises at a street party outside his restaurant, Fifteen, in Shoreditch. A global competition with Prizeo has already been announced and one lucky winner and a friend will be flown from wherever they are in the world to cook with Jamie in London on Food Revolution Day.
There is also a live Google+ hangout planned for the day, during which Jamie will be connecting with the global community, and the Food Revolution team are organizing a Thunderclap to send a united message to the world.
The Fifteen event will include cooking classes, food stalls, demos by top chefs including Jamie himself, and a few celebrity surprises.
Meanwhile, Jamie’s charities, partners, communities, schools, workplaces and over 550 local ambassadors are planning events all over the world. These ambassadors, many of them local chefs, bloggers, teachers, nutritionists or simply parents wanting to get involved in improving food for their kids, have all given up time to plan street markets, school cooking classes, workshops, foodie tours, dinners and anything at all to get the message about better food to a wider audience.
Jamie Oliver says: "Food Revolution Day is all about people power. I was amazed and massively inspired by our first global day of action last year, when we managed to get over 1,000 events organised in 664 cities across the world. This year, the response has already been incredible. The Food Revolution has reached 75 countries, and we’re hearing about some really exciting plans for Food Revolution Day, which proves that the demand for better food education is a global phenomenon.
“For me, this is one day for us all to get together and shout about the importance of food education and the need to share and pass on food knowledge and cooking skills. This is an opportunity to build better relationships with great food, whether that’s through hosting a big event like a farmers’ market or a small dinner for your mates and cooking everything from scratch. It’s about giving people the knowledge and confidence to cook using fresh ingredients and to make better choices about what they feed themselves and their families.
“Join us this year on 17 May, and help us spread this really important message. Together, we can inspire real change. "
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