Thomasina Miers, founder of the bright ‘n’ buzzy Wahaca chain, and her bff Laura Harperâ€Hinton, co-founder of those “bustling brunch” hangouts Caravan, have launched the first Fork to Fork Food Festival. The event ( taking place Saturday 13 June at ARK Franklin Primary Academy in Kensal Rise) will bring together some of London’s top chefs, restaurateurs and producers to help raise funds for the Open Air Classroom project.
The idea behind the Open Air Classroom at ARK Franklin is to provide a creative outdoor space for children which, according to research from the US and Australia, is particularly beneficial for those with behavioural difficulties or who are not classic ‘academic’ learners.
The one-day festival will feature chef demos, talks, tastings, a secret picnic garden, live music and activities for the little ones. Chefs from the likes of Ottolenghi, Koya, Polpo, Caravan and Moro will attend. Plus food trucks from Wahaca and Dirty Burger and drinks stalls courtesy of Beavertown and Camden Town breweries, New Zealand Wine Cellar, Borough Wines, Portobello Gin and Vinoteca.
Tickets are available now via www.franklinforktofork.com for £5 pre-sale and £8 on the day, children under 12 go free.