Food For Thought: Future Leap’s Sustainable Food and Drink Evening

23rd February | 6pm-8pm | Future Leap Gloucester Road

Join us for an evening of interactive stalls, talks and drinks to understand the many different ways you can make your food and drink choices more sustainable.


Event image, people talking

After such a successful event back in July, Future Leap are excited to be hosting a second session in advance of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Stall holders and speakers include representatives from:

  • Better Food
  • Soil Association
  • Wiper and True
  • Bristol Food Network
  • High Tide Seaweed
  • Veg Life
  • Harvest Shop
  • Hobbs House Bakery
  • Eatplanted
  • Gopal’s Curry Shack

We will be looking at:

  • Regenerative agriculture, organic and agroecology – commonalities and differences
  • Challenges to sustainable /ethical food consumption during a cost-of-living crisis
  • Challenges and opportunities around decarbonising beer
  • Embedding sustainability at the heart of your organisation
  • Food supply chains
  • The good food plan
  • Building a more resilient just food system by 2030
  • Seasonal, ethical produce
  • Producing food in harmony with ecology
  • Circularity and waste reduction methods
  • The cost barriers to eating sustainably
  • Ways community groups, business and individuals can work together

Expect delicious food, refreshing drinks and discussions with ample opportunity for relaxed networking and collaboration.

Future Leap offers a spacious, covid-compliant event space with MHVR air conditioning units which take out old air and bring new air in. We also have reduced our capacity so you can be mindful of each other’s space.


6pm – 6:45pm – Arrival, Refreshments, Stalls and Product Testing

6:45pm – 6:55pm – Introduction

6:55pm – 7:25pm – Panel Discussion

7:25pm – 7.30pm – Close

7.30pm – 8pm – Refreshments, Stalls and Product Testing


  • Lee Holdstock, Senior Business & Trade Development Manager at Soil Association

Benefiting from more than 20 years of experience in food and textiles, Lee is a trusted expert in sustainability, responsible business and organic trade who manages a range of projects and stakeholder relationships for Soil Association Certification – the UK’s biggest organic certifier. Lee is part of a team which helps hundreds of businesses build capability in marketing, communications, supply chain and routes to market, actively supporting the growth of an organic market which is now worth over £3 Billion a year.

  • Heloise Balme, Director, Bristol Food Network
  • Joseph Watts, Operations and Sustainability Manager, Wiper and True
  • More to be announced!

Future Leap Cafe

Future Leap café and catering supplies top quality, sustainably sourced food and drinks, with excellent coffee (freshly ground from Clifton Coffee), and a range of breakfast and lunch options to eat in or grab and go. We also boast a bountiful range of vegan choices.

We are open 7 days per week, with a larger breakfast menu available at weekends, so be sure to pop by, enjoy some delicious and sustainable food while watching the world go by from our lovely Gloucester Road location.

Future Leap catering offers services for internal and external meetings and events, from breakfasts, lunch and dinner, to elegant canapés, all made with ingredients carefully selected from local and sustainable suppliers.


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