The six weeks of service during the London Food Month are just the beginning of a wider and long-lasting project that will empower the community of London in the fight against food waste 

With more than two tons of recovered food, 6500 dishes served, 300 volunteers and 30 guest chefs involved, we couldn’t be prouder of Refettorio Felix great kick off. The partnership with St Cuthbert’s and The Felix Project made this great results come true from the very first day of service, June 5th, when Massimo Bottura, founder of Food for Soul, prepared on-the-spot recipes based on what was delivered in 50 crates of surplus ingredients delivered the same morning. Starting with a comforting “soup of everything” and what can be already considered an iconic no-waste recipe, the breadcrumb pesto, Massimo Bottura ended the meal by celebrating the British food culture with an earl grey ice cream and biscuits.

After him, many other guest chefs joined the resident kitchen team: from Alain Ducasse to Enrico Cerea, from Claire Smyth to Margot Henderson, every chef generously shared their skills and knowledge to show the inner beauty of each ingredient and to transform something tasty and perfectly edible into nutritious meals.

2100 guests from vulnerable conditions have already enjoyed the new lunch service offered in the freshly renewed venue at Earl’s Court. So many other guests will: thanks to The Felix Project and St Cuthbert’s, Refettorio Felix will be open and serve lunch even after the end of the London Food Month, as a legacy of the festival to the city of London for years to come. Volunteers, sustainers, sponsors and suppliers are still welcome to join us!

The warm and modern atmosphere as well as the functionality and the versatility of the space, masterminded by architect Charles Wainright and interior designers Studioilse, will make Refettorio Felix a valuable space for the whole community. In fact, both the kitchen and the hall are now available for rent to host workshops, team-building seminars, private dinners and any other kind of event. The proceeds will significantly support the sustainability of Refettorio Felix and will make it an engaging cultural hub open to the community as a whole.

Want to volunteer? Want to rent the space? Want to be involved? Want to know more? Visit www.refettoriofelix.com