Earlier this week, I was invited to attend the HelloFresh and Jamie Oliver Food Foundation event at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant. I got to meet Patrick Drake, Head Chef and co-founder of HelloFresh, Danny from Jamie’s Food Foundation and their team to learn more about the Food Revolution.
Every May, they hold Food Revolution Day to celebrate success, raise awareness and invite more people, businesses and governments to join the ongoing Revolution. They want this to be an ongoing, global campaign to provoke debate and inspire positive, meaningful change in the way we access, consume and understand food.
This month, they want you create a healthy omelette that symbolises your nation through the ingredients and methods used to create it. It could be a spice that originated from your country, leeks that are grown down the road, something from local history or even using veg that has the same colours as the national flag. The closing date is 3rd June 2016 using hashtag #FoodRevolution to enter via your social media platform.
Since January 2016, HelloFresh has been partnering with Chef Jamie Oliver by introducing Jamie Oliver’s recipes into their boxes. Now HelloFresh customers from UK, Germany, Netherlands and others will be able to cook up a storm using Jamie Oliver’s recipes! If you are not sure what Hello Fresh is, they are food delivery service who deliver a box of all the necessary ingredients direct to your door. There is no waste as it comes with exactly the right ingredients according to the number of people. Also the food is fresh! They will also donate to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation per Meal Box sold during the partnership. What a great cause!
Looking through the Classic box, there are three different recipes which include Jamie Oliver’s Chilli Con Carne. Unfortunately, I don’t eat beef so I decided to cook Patrick’s recipe which is the grilled aubergine spaghetti with chilli, chorizo and Sun Dried tomato. This is a 30 minutes recipe. I took a while finding my way around the kitchen of Fifteen and this has confirmed for me that I should definitely not enter Masterchef!
After following the well written step-by-step recipe using all the right ingredients, this was my dish! It was delicious! I was proud of my cooking and even brought some back for my family to try. They all loved it and asked for me to cook it again for them.
I enjoyed this event and love this Food Revolution campaign. I plan to check back to their website to learn to cook a few nutritious meals and pass on those new skills to the children!
Disclosure: I was invited to the event with travel compensation.