Barny Haughton - chef, restaurateur, food educator, teacher
Restaurants: Rocinantes 1988 – 2000; Quartier Vert: 2000- 2007; Bordeaux Quay: 2006 -2009; The Royal Oak: 2010 to present.
Food education: (since 1998): The Cookery School at Quartier Vert; The Cookery School at Bordeaux Quay and now Square Food Foundation at The Park in Knowle West, Bristol
Barny teaches at The University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, is a consultant in sustainable catering systems and believes that the principles of organic food is not flat earth stuff but the solution to 90% of the world’s problems.
Barny’s case for food education.
- Everyone, from the age of seven, should know how to cook something well
- Being able to cook develops self-confidence and a sense of belonging
- The culture which comes from people cooking strengthens communities, supports local food systems and brings hope, context and purpose to the tougher times ahead
- Cooking and eating food makes people happy
- Good food doesn’t cost as much as we think, either in time or money
- Everyone should understand what good agriculture means and why it matters
- You cant cook good food and not make this connection
- Food is at the heart of everything we do and are
- The heart of every home is the kitchen
- Everyone has a place at the table
Square Food Foundation is proud to be a Community Interest Company
“ I have been meaning to e-mail and say huge thank you for the day, everybody loved it and the parents and pupils were most impressed. Your staff were also amazing with the kids so please praise them lots!! ”Teacher, Hanham High School