Food for Thought Series: Grow Your Own Success

Thu 1 Feb | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Future Leap Gloucester Road

Welcome to a free evening celebrating local food and drink businesses in collaboration with YTKO. Join us for an event that’s all about recognising the successes of our community’s culinary entrepreneurs while emphasising sustainable practices. 

Explore an array of stalls offering delicious tastings, and gain first hand business insights and tips directly from the entrepreneurs themselves.

Whether you’re starting a new venture, aiming for business growth or just have a love of food, this event offers practical guidance and inspiration.

Don’t miss our panel discussion featuring local food thought leaders. Engage in conversations about sustainability, business triumphs, and community-driven initiatives. Learn from their experiences and take away strategies for a more sustainable future.

This event highlights the passion and innovation defining our local food and drink scene. Get ready to taste, learn, and find inspiration for your journey in the world of culinary entrepreneurship!

This event is completely free and is for all people and businesses who live or work in Bristol. We have priority wards that we would especially like to reach – the non-white Bristol population, women-led businesses, individuals with long term disability or health issues, and refugees – if you live or work in these wards, please let us know if we can do anything to support your attendance by emailing us at

Stalls confirmed are Pieminister, Salha’s Sudanese Kitchen, Ceylon and Beyond, Better Food, Lost and Grounded, Hobbs House Bakery, Harvest Shop, YTKO, Veg Life, Bristol Food Network, Vicolo Sei Chocolates and Restore Cafe

We are also welcoming Soil Association Certification, Restore Cafe and YTKO to speak.

Restore Cafe will also be open during the event.



6pm – 6:20pm – Welcome and explore the marketplace

6:20pm – 6:30pm – Introduction by Future Leap

6:30pm – 6:40pm – Welcome with YTKO

6:40pm – 6:50pm – Mark Machin, Food Development Manager, Soil Association Certification – Building Sustainability Into The Supply Chain

6:50pm – 7pm – Kristian Crews, Founder, Restore Cafe – Business Spotlight

7pm – 7:20pm – Q&A 

7:20pm – 7:25pm – 60 second pitches 

7:25pm – 7:30pm – Close

7:30pm – 8pm – Explore the marketplace

This event is in collaboration with 


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We will share your name, job title & company with the other event attendees for this event only. If you don’t want this information to be shared please let us know when you have purchased your ticket.

The event managers and event sponsors may reach out to attendees in relation to the event, but unless you have opted in for further marketing you will not receive any further marketing emails

We take photos at our events for marketing purposes, if you don’t want your picture taken please let us know in advance.

We have included a £1 carbon offsetting fee to all paid event tickets in our commitment to being carbon neutral in our operations. You can find out about our chosen charity here.

Please let us know at least one week in advance if you require closed captions or have any other accessibility needs.

If you require a complimentary carers/assistant ticket, please email at least one week in advance and we will be happy to support you!

Agenda and speaker changes sometimes happen out of our control. We reserve the right to make these changes at any time.

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