What is the anti-banquet?
The anti-banquet is a feast like no other. Rewriting the rules of what a banquet should be, and turning the concept of a charity dinner on its head, in order to benefit those who need it the most. Using an evening of food and entertainment to collectively come together and raise money to help Bristol’s most vulnerable from food insecurity.
What is food insecurity?
Food insecurity is a complex issue. It can be measured in many different ways, but the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations explains it as “lacking regular access to enough safe and nutritious food for normal growth and development and an active and healthy life.” Many different factors can impact people’s food security- demographic, economic, environmental, political or social, and cultural. In Bristol, around 5% of the population experience food insecurity, that’s 13,000 homes.
How will the anti-banquet help food insecurity in Bristol?
The funds raised at the anti-banquet will go directly to the Bristol Local Food Fund, which is a project that raises funds for community food projects in Bristol to tackle food insecurity. All BLFF funding decisions are made by a Citizens Panel made up of local people with lived experience of food insecurity. BLFF focuses on empowering local people and supporting community food projects to continue their work, with the long term aim of creating a sustainable fund that helps Bristol become a city of food justice.
How will funds raised be allocated?
The funding decisions will be made by Bristol Local Food Fund's Citizens Panel, made up of local people with lived experience of food insecurity. BLFF aims to distribute the funds in due course following the anti-banquet event.
Who can purchase a table?
We are encouraging Bristol businesses to purchase a table for the evening, but we also have pairs of tickets available for anyone who would still like to attend and support this fantastic cause.
My boss says they can’t cook, will they have to go in the kitchen?
Not necessarily! We also have plenty of roles they can get stuck into, if they would prefer to work alongside our incredible front of house team, they can help waiting on the tables and serving guests. And if they really don’t want to then they can simply enjoy the event.
Can I gift a table?
Of course! We would love it if you did! We are also encouraging anyone who is stuck for their company Christmas night out to choose the anti-banquet instead, even though it’s in February, it means it’s something to look forward to. Why not celebrate but do good for the city of Bristol at the same time?!
I don’t want to purchase a whole table, what other options do I have?
If you don’t have a business, but would still like to attend, we actually have pairs of tickets available, which make the perfect gift! But also, please feel free to get in touch with our wonderful team to discuss your firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the theme of the event?
Black and Gold! All that glitters! Let your imagination run wild and dress to impress.
What will happen on the night?
A black & gold themed evening filled with comedy, live music, performance and dancing. Ashton Gate Stadium will be transformed for the charity event of the year and an incredible (anti) banquet, made up of tables of Bristol businesses, all while the bosses of these companies cook up a storm in the kitchen under the guidance of some of our city’s finest chefs.