Culinary Congress 2018 - Introducing Doug McMaster, Guest Chef

Having spoken previously at our Trend Event in 2017, we're pleased to welcome back Doug McMaster, chef and founder of Brighton's zero-waste restaurant, Silo. With Doug we'll be exploring, learning about and tasting Silo's Zero Waste, Pre Industrial Cuisine. At Silo the production of waste has been eliminated by simply choosing to trade directly with farmers, using re-usable delivery vessels and choosing local ingredients that themselves generated no waste.

Silo can be found in the heart of Brighton's trendy North Laine area, and it brings something different to an already eclectic taste locally. When opened, it was the UK's first zero-waste eatery, recycling all of its waste, receiving deliveries in reusable containers direct from local producers, even milling its own flour and brewing its own beer on site. Even receipts are emailed rather than given in paper copy.

Doug will be attending day 1 of the Culinary Congress where we'll be exploring Modern British, Patisserie, Cakes & Desserts, American Korean, West African, Persian & Middle Eastern, American Barbecue & Fire Cooking, Modern French and Zero Waste / Pre Industrial Cuisine.

He's one of the many great speakers and names that will be running demonstrations at our Culinary Congress 2018, running over 5th and 6th June at Hawker House, Canada Street, London. The congress is a two-day exploration of trendsetting cuisines and culinary innovation, brought to life by the world's best chefs, mixologists and innovators with a trend narrative from thefoodpeople – a first for the UK. Find out more here, and get your tickets before they're gone.