Oli Blanc has recently been made an ambassador for Love British Food. Commenting on his appointment Oli said:
“I am honoured to have been asked to be an ambassador for “Love British Food.” They are a fantastic organisation that promote British produce as well as seasonality and locally sourced produce. They have two fantastic annual campaigns, “Bring Home the Harvest” and “Love British Food Fortnight” as well as a new community volunteer scheme to help spread their positive message. Held in the autumn at the same time as harvest festival, “British Food Fortnight” is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink. It was established in the wake of the Food and Mouth crisis, in response to the fact that, though there are numerous food initiatives, projects and events taking place across Britain, there was no overall flagship event to bring them to the public’s attention. Today British Food Fortnight is as strong as ever and is THE opportunity for those who work in any aspect of food and drink, to come together with one strong voice and shout about the benefits of buying and eating from our home produced British larder.
Bring Home the Harvest is the campaign which aims to re-invigorate the celebration of the harvest in communities across the land. It is supported by a committee of high-profile organisations and media representatives and includes the “Harvest Heroes” competition, run in association with the Telegraph, and the National Harvest Service, a high profile event, held annually in a different UK city.”