Foodcycle, an award winning charity founded in 2008, is hosting a Mardi Gras themed fundraising dinner on the 27th February at the Carpenters Hall. The charity has taken inspiration from its main aim, to provide nutritious meals for people in need from supermarket surplus, and given it a creative twist by enlisting a selection of Michelin starred chefs to cook a seven course meal using only surplus ingredients.

Mardi Gras, otherwise known as ‘Fat Tuesday’, is a carnival known for its vibrant colours, music and food. To reflect this, the night will incorporate these factors and feature Mardi Gras inspired music, live comedy and even a Mardi Gras dress code (or lounge suits for the less adventurous types).

The chefs taking part include the following: Salt Yard’s Ben Tish, Foodcycle patron Giorgio Locatelli, Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Anna Hansen MBE, Claude Bosi, and Bruce Poole. There will also be one mystery chef whose identity will only be revealed on the night.

To quote Locatelli: ‘In this day and age throwing food away is madness, especially when some don’t have enough to eat and we have the means and technology to recycle and put leftovers to good use’.

Go to Grubclub to purchase a ticket(£180 a piece or £1,200 for a table of eight) and have a wonderful evening and help tackle food poverty in communities across the UK.