London Food Tech Week 2016 was jam-packed with sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the future of food. With 83 insightful events across 27 different Central London venues, including The Tower of London, the Shard and an urban farm nestled 33 metres below Clapham Station, we had A LOT to talk about.
We launched our first YFood Talks Series, in which William Sitwell discussed the way the food system has developed over the last 4000 years in his keynote speech ‘A Brief History of Food’.
John Quilter, aka The Food Busker took over the Ace Hotel in an engaging day that featured the dream team from the Jamie Oliver Group, Jamie Spafford of SORTEDfood and chefs Elizabeth Allen and Tim Anderson to discuss how to keep customers engaged in an age of content overload.
We ran Pitching Breakfasts to find the first startup to take part in Just Eat’s inaugural Food Tech Accelerator Programme.
We sipped on insect-infused cocktails and nibbled on delicious insect-based snacks at the world’s first Insect Bar which was featured in BBC News, ITV and the Evening Standard. And so much more!
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“YFood Tech Week London is an exciting event that brings together two of our favourite subjects, food and innovation. An excellent opportunity for diverse and high calibre networking, learning and insight in fun and informal environments. The Jamie Oliver group is proud to be part of this pioneering initiative”
Zoe Collins, Creative Director, The Jamie Oliver Group
“I had the privilege to speak at the #FoodHackLDN event in October 2015, to talk about the Google Food and how we use data and behavioral science within our program. The whole Food Tech Week was incredibly well organized, with interesting topics and speakers throughout the whole week.”
Jim Glass, Head of Google Food EMEA
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