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Everybody Eats — Wellington Launch

Auckland's pay-as-you-feel restaurant concept is heading to the capital.
By Stephen Heard
September 03, 2020
By Stephen Heard
September 03, 2020

Food rescue organisation Everybody Eats has been feeding bellies instead of bins since June 2017. As part of its mission to combat food waste and food poverty, the organisation now hosts two pay-as-you-feel restaurants in Auckland, including a permanent location which opened its doors last year.

The organisation was started by Nick Loosley after he was exposed to the enormous amount of food waste while undertaking research for his Master's Degree in Green Economics. Together with volunteer chefs from top restaurants each week he feeds around 250 people restaurant quality, three-course meals from food that would otherwise go to waste. The customers of Everybody Eats can pay whatever they like, from nothing at all to sizeable donations.

The not-for-profit dining concept is now heading to the capital to serve delicious chef-prepared meals. The ticketed charity event as part of Visa Wellington On a Plate on Wednesday, October 21 will help Everybody Eats feed vulnerable members of the Wellington community at its pop-up over eight weeks. Tickets includes canapés, a three-course meal and matched beverages.

Thereafter, each Tuesday from 27 October there will be a different Wellington chef leading the kitchen team of volunteers to produce a restaurant-quality three-course meal, made almost entirely from rescued food. These meals are served on a pay-as-you-feel basis.

Image: Everybody Eats.


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