Recently news of the Lunar Society’s joint initiative (7pm Wednesday 14th) was covered here. It aims to “stimulate debate on the importance of issues related to food to the future of the West Midlands region, its people and its businesses.”

And Birmingham’s ‘hospitality industry’, which appears to be well aware of the importance of these issues, is meeting to discuss them on the morning of the same day.

priory rooms logoMaking enquiries about the Priory Rooms’ Monday vegetarian lunch buffet menu, “delicious, varied and locally sourced”, after looking at the sample menus on their website led to a correspondence which revealed that the lunches are only for delegates using their premises – disappointing. However, Beth Reynolds added:

“We are taking part in a food revolution within Birmingham’s hospitality industry right now. This event next week shows how sustainability and ethics have come to the forefront of people’s minds”.

Food-Smart Cities

food smart city brum logoUniversities West Midlands and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce have organised this seminar to present opportunities and support available for food producers and venues that offer food and beverages that want to respond to consumer concerns or grow their market in a sector that is increasingly under pressure from sustainability concerns.

uni wm logoParticipants will learn about a major collaborative project between twelve universities in the West Midlands region promoting the concept of Food-Smart Cities and the role businesses can have in delivering this vision.

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