Foodism 100: Best Social Enterprise – the shortlist
The Best Social Enterprise category, sponsored by Seafood from Norway, previews the ten best businesses built around driving social change for the better
Chilli con Carner
A cooking school run by London-based rapper Loyle Carner, which helps children suffering from ADHD.
A charity that redistributes thousands of tonnes of otherwise wasted food to partner charities in London and across the UK.
Old Spike Roastery
A specialist coffee roaster that provides support and hands-on training for homeless people in the capital.
Made in Hackney
A cookery school that helps residents of Hackney and the surrounding area to learn about and become more connected with the food they eat.
A charity working to combat child hunger by providing healthy school breakfasts for vulnerable children.
Featured Entry: The Belazu Foundation
The Belazu Ingredient company is renowned for producing and sourcing authentic Mediterranean products, and is loved by chefs in some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants. The Belazu Foundation is the business’s charity arm, which builds educational initiatives in the UK and abroad to foster a more positive relationship between kids and the food they eat.
A cooking school in Bromley-by-Bow that teaches new and existing migrants in London cooking and English skills, while also preparing them to host classes.
A community kitchen in Kensington from Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s charity Food for Soul, which uses food waste to provide healthy meals for disadvantaged community members.
An initiative that sees diners contribute an extra £1 to their bill in restaurants across London and the UK in November and December, raising funds to fight homelessness.
An event planning and catering company that works with and employs ex-offenders from charity Key4Life.