A Movement for Local Farms
A Movement for Local Farms30 Mar 2022
Hong Kong Football Club have serious and sincere concerns about our Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, whether it has to do with the Environment, Sustainability, Health and wellness, Local communities, or Ethical business practices. In April, our culinary team, led by Executive Chef Yan Mak, would like to introduce you to the Slow Food Movement by working with local farmers and fishermen to bring their fresh, artisan products into the Club.
The best way to explain the Slow Food movement would be to say that it is based on the idea of being opposite to “fast food”. Most specifically, Slow Food focuses on using locally farmed ingredients. The benefits of doing so have many advantages: eco-friendly, especially in reducing the carbon footprint of global transportation, quality nutrition as items are in-season items and avoid long storage, decrease wastage, avoid pesticides, increased food safety due to traceability, support local farmers which is great for our local economy and finally, tastes great due to quality and accessibility. (source: green queen)
Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture, and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced, and distributed, and change the world as a result. Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.
The approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean, and fair.
- GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food
- CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
- FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
Click this video to learn more: (Source: Slowfood.com)
In the Restaurant, Chef Alex is working with local fishermen to bring you a selection of seafood and shellfish dishes. At the Chairman’s Bar, we’ve partnered with local farms and wholesale markets to bring a full menu of different appetizers and soups as well as a daily rotation of main courses, all available throughout the day. As well in the Chairman’s Bar, the afternoon set tea has also been themed to feature organic and locally sourced ingredients.
We hope that you’ll be curious to learn more and to help the club support this great initiative and at the same time, enjoy some very delicious food. Slow Food: Good, Clean and Fair Food for Everyone.