Ground-breaking French chef Flo Gerardin opened his new restaurant Ôter to rave reviews earlier this year.
Now Flo, who is passionate about tackling food waste, is opening the doors to the popular Flinders Lane eaterie for Sauvé – a one-off lunch on November 6 in aid of FareShare.
The special 5-course, set meal will feature Flo’s exquisite, nose-to-tail cooking using rescued and donated ingredients. You can watch the transformation from food ‘waste’ to mouth-watering meals from his kitchen bar.
The exclusive Good Food Month event is hosted by FareShare ambassador, food writer, critic and cook Dani Valent. Flo will also share some of his culinary secrets.
Sittings are at 12.30pm and 1.30pm and tickets are $190 including wines. All proceeds are in aid of FareShare. For each ticket sold, FareShare can cook 285 nutritious meals for vulnerable people in our community.
Please contact Kellie Watson to book. Kellie.Watson@fareshare.net.au / 0438 560896
Sixty kilos of beautiful carrots from FareShare Kitchen Garden, Abbotsford, have taken us past a mini milestone – our first tonne of homegrown vegetables at the site.
The carrots, one of the most valued and versatile vegetables in our kitchen, are used as an ingredient in our ready-to-eat meals such as curries, casseroles, tagines and soups. They can also be shredded to add nutrition to our sausage rolls.
With food now growing at three sites – Lulie Street in Abbotsford, Moorabbin Airport and the Baguley family farm in Clayton South – FareShare expects yields to grow rapidly.
We are now concentrating on eggplant, zucchini, capsicum and butternut pumpkin and will be trialing sweet potato under the guidance of Dr Chris Williams from Burnley campus, University of Melbourne, in December.
In Melbourne’s outer South East, where Les Baguley has generously provided us with an acre of prime farm land to grow vegetables, we are harvesting kale and broccoli. Our Moorabbin Airport garden is producing leeks and carrots, and we continue to reap silverbeet from Abbotsford.
All three sites are tended by FareShare volunteers. There is now space available on volunteer shifts at the Baguley Farm in Clayton South for physically intensive work on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 2pm. There are also opportunities at Moorabbin Airport on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
For more information about volunteering in the gardens, please visit our volunteering page.
Interested in growing food in Melbourne? Drop into FareShare Kitchen Garden, Abbotsford for our community open day on Saturday, October 15 (11am–2pm).
Here’s what we have in store on the big day:
11am – 2pm GUIDED TOURS with our regular volunteers (meet at the information stall)
11.00am WORKSHOPS WITH Q&A:
– Spring Gardening: what to plant and how with Jac Larsen
– Sustainable Pest Management, home garden pest management with Sara Nour
11.30am OFFICIAL OPENING
– Urban land use, Pippa French, 3000 Acres
– Urban food waste and recycling, ‘Food Know How’ program, Kathi Clark-Orsanic, City of Yarra, Urban Agriculture Facilitator
– Food plant options for Melbourne, Dr Chris Williams, Melbourne University, Burnley
1.30pm WORKSHOPS REPEATED
All times subject to change – and weather! Follow us on Facebook for regular updates.
FareShare Kitchen Garden, Abbotsford, supported by RACV, grows veggies for the FareShare kitchen which cooks 5000 nutritious meals a day for the hungry and homeless. The garden is located on Lulie St between Victoria Park railway station and Vic Park oval.
FareShare has teamed up with two ground-breaking chefs to create a couple of special events during Good Food Month in the FareShare kitchen.
French chef Flo Gerardin (pictured above) has been dubbed the “chef on fire”. His new Flinders Lane restaurant Ôter is one of the hottest eateries in town serving superb contemporary cuisine harnessing Flo’s no waste, nose to tail cooking philosophy.
On Sunday 13 November, you and your family can learn from a master – and fight hunger at the same time. The acclaimed chef, who takes pastries to an art form, will conduct a one-off Art of the Tart masterclass and help participants make thousands of quiches for the hungry from rescued food.
The fun, hands-on experience concludes with a quiche with a twist for lunch. FareShare is Good Food Month’s charity partner in Melbourne.