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Tom Hunt

Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food writer, food waste campaigner, author of The Natural Cook and ambassador for the Soil Association. Tom prioritises people and the environment within his work and believes in a fair global food system where our actions benefit community, biodiversity and wildlife.

Tom worked with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as a course leader, cook and food stylist on the River Cottage TV series. In recent years Tom has had the privilege of working alongside many of his heroes at numerous events including chefs Dan Barber, Francis Mallmann and Skye Gyngell. 

He runs Forgotten Feast – a campaign promoting sustainable food through dining and celebration. Forgotten Feast creates banquets with food waste and/or topical ingredients. Working closely with charitable organisations including Slow Food, FareShare and Action Against Hunger highlighting important concerns in the food industry.

Tom founded his festival cafe Poco in 2004 which has now grown into a tapas restaurant. In its opening year Poco was awarded most sustainable restaurant of the year at the Food Made Good Awards. Poco follows Tom’s Root to Fruit Eating philosophy, is 100% seasonal, and 95% waste free, recycling and composting everything.

He is known for creating simple, vibrant dishes made from ingredients chosen for their quality and ethics. World-inspired, Tom’s food is proudly seasonal with a strong focus on British produce.

Photograph by Neil White