The Team

Ambassadors and Patrons

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Giorgio Locatelli

Patron

Giorgio Locatelli is a Michelin-starred chef and author who has been involved with FoodCycle since early 2012 after visiting one of our projects in North London and seeing what we do first-hand.

“Throwing food away is the worst way of wasting money which is something we really can’t afford unless we are blind to the food poverty that surrounds us here, in the UK and in our very neighbourhoods – not just in other countries. If I can do anything to promote awareness about the food wastage issue then I will do it as FoodCycle is a worthy cause.”

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Ben Tish

Ambassador

Executive Chef at the Salt Yard Group restaurants.

“This is a great cause and charity. It got my attention straight away as its relevant to me and my industry, common sense and above all doing good”.

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Kelvin Cheung

Founder

The story of FoodCycle starts with Kelvin. Originally hailing from Canada, Kelvin founded FoodCycle in 2008, combining his love for food, cooking and community with a growing frustration with food waste. He’s now our patron and ambassador after stepping down as CEO in 2013 and has moved back to Hong Kong to run UnLtd HK and spend more time obsessively cycling silly distances.

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Anna Hansen

Ambassador

Chef.

“I’m very conscious of the global scale of starvation & any initiative which tackles this problem can only be a good thing. I’m delighted to help raise awareness of the valuable work of FoodCycle.”

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Cyrus Todiwala

Ambassador

Restauranteur.

“I wholeheartedly and totally support the work of FoodCycle. Being an Indian and understanding the plight of poverty and hunger, I agree with making use of perfectly edible food that would otherwise be wasted and turning it into fantastic meals for people in need.”

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Penelope Daly

Ambassador

Penelope Daly has been involved with FoodCycle since its inception in 2010. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 and became its Chair in 2015.  She has now resigned from her position as Chair but remains a passionate advocate and supporter of FoodCycle.

Penny is an economist. She works as an independent business consultant and executive coach/mentor with senior business leaders and directors across a range of private, public and charity sectors in the UK and globally. Recent UK clients have included Goldman Sachs (10ksb programme), The British Library, UCL and Centre for London. Her specialisms include governance, strategy, people and finance. Penny has established her own businesses in Venezuela (children’s clothing) and in the UAE (management consulting and training); she owns cows in Zambia. Penny sits on a number of UK Advisory Boards.

“FoodCycle is such a simple and effective model – people sharing a nutritious and wholesome meal prepared from food that would otherwise be thrown away. This brings communities together, reduces loneliness and helps the environment. I joined FoodCycle because this model ticks so many boxes for me. It’s inspiring to be part of this fun and vibrant organisation.”

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