Food Procurement Conference

Fish CityCarla North and Phil Coltherd from Taylor Foods, Cllr Bill Moir Deputy Mayor of Durham City

The Public Sector Procurement sub-group held a successful mini conference on 1st July at Durham City Town Hall entitled “Sustainable Local Food for the Public Sector”. There were 6 speakers;  please click on the links below to view their presentations:

Mike Carden, Food for Thought, Liverpool Sustainable Food City

Jamie Thomas, DCC Procurement Officer How does public sector purchasing work?

John Turner, Durham Uni Catering University Catering – a case study

Mark Stein, Salford University Ethical Dimensions – Fair Trade and the Limitations of ‘Local’

Liz Charles, Food Durham Food Durham Sustainable Fish City Campaign

Cllr Bill Moir, the Deputy Mayor of Durham City also spoke in support of the Sustainable Fish City campaign.

A Round Table discussion was led by Jamie Thomas, with a panel composed of the speakers and questions from the floor.

A sustainable fish and chip dinner provided by Bells Fish & Chip Restaurant and sponsored by Taylor Foods was enjoyed by all.