Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Award-Winning Celebrity Chef's Proud -- for Once -- to Dish Up Rubbish

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Award-Winning Celebrity Chef's Proud -- for Once -- to Dish Up Rubbish

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Byline: Tony Bonnici

AT HIS Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Giorgio Locatelli likes to emphasise "the quality and freshness of the produce".

For his latest venture, however, the Italian may need to lean a little more on his flair with food, since the ingredients will be -- quite literally -- rubbish.

The TV chef behind Locanda Locatelli and award-winning cookery books will, for one night only, be serving up dishes made from fruit and vegetables discarded by supermarkets.

Locatelli, 49, will cook a three-course vegetarian dinner for 31 at FoodCycle, the Haringey-based charity that sells meals using food that would normally end up on the tip.

He said: "I was really shocked by how much is left over from supermarkets and shops. But I could understand why people wouldn't want to buy it.

"It abhors me to think of the amount of food that gets wasted every day. At Locanda Locatelli we enforce a policy that keeps waste to minimum/zero level. …

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