Daylesford Discusses is a series of friendly, open format events where we bring together a panel of experts to highlight and debate a variety of issues around food, health, wellbeing, sustainability, balance and conscious choices.

The next event will be at our Pimlico farmshop and will focus on food waste. The inspiration for this particular topic is our love for good food that we never want to see go to waste. Seasonal gluts are celebrated in our grocery shelves, preserved in our jams and chutneys and made into special dishes on the menus, with every last bit of produce being utilised in line with our zero waste food policy as part of our sustainability pledges.

These are simple measures to avoid wasting the delicious food that Richard, our Senior Farms Manager, Jez, our Head Gardener and the farm team work so hard to produce. We compost, reuse and recycle at every opportunity and value the true cost of real food. If food doesn’t make it out on to our farmshop shelves or in dishes in our cafes, it is either rehomed – given to our chosen charity The Felix Project – or added to compost so it can eventually return to the soil. We encourage a full cycle of nutrition from field to fork and are proud of our ways of working. However, we know we need to continue working hard to improve other areas of the business such as packaging, and will delve into this with our panel.

We are delighted to be welcoming to our panel:

Max la Manna, zero waste chef, environmentalist and author of More Plants, Less Waste

Kate Arnell, TV presenter, eco-blogger at Eco Boost and zero waste lifestyle advocate

Brett Sanftleben, founder of Wasted, the anti-landfill app

Will Dennis, Daylesford Operations Manager and Sustainability LeadMark Curtin, CEO of The Felix Project

Rhaya Jordan, Daylesford Resident Nutritionist

We expect the discussion to cover topics such as the power of consumerism and how the food industry is tackling food waste, is zero waste really feasible, how to manage your food waste day to day and the food packaging dilemma. We’ll also take a look at what the future holds and the impact of being organic on future farming.

This event is free, but please do register your attendance to help us keep track of numbers. Please mark your diaries for what is sure to be an informative, fun and inspiring evening.

DATE: Monday 9th September 2019

LOCATION: Daylesford Pimlico, 44B Pimlico Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 8LP

TIMINGS: 6:30pm – 8.30pm

BOOKING: Free event, please register your attendance below to help us keep track of numbers.


Max la Manna is a vegan zero waste chef, sustainability advocate, environmentalist and author who lives a zero waste lifestyle. Max has inspired thousands of people across the world to rethink their approach to consumption and made it his mission to turn the tide on plastic and breathe new energy into leftovers that may otherwise have been destined for the bin. Max is a contributor to Eco Age, has also been featured in Vogue and his interviews with NowThis News and BuzzFeed Food have amassed over 6 million views.


Eco blogger and TV presenter Kate Arnell lives a zero waste lifestyle in London, sharing her personal journey and tips as well her passion for organic and eco friendly living on her blog and YouTube channel Eco Boost. Her book, 6 Weeks To Zero Waste will be published at the end of this year.


Will Dennis is our London Regional Operations Manager, General Manager of our Pimlico farmshop and is a lead member of our Daylesford Sustainability Committee. As an advocate of zero food waste, Will is key in overseeing the farmshops’ commitment to our zero waste policy and uses his background to assist the company in its zero waste and sustainability goals. Will is also a Recycling Champion for Westminster City Council and a regular volunteer with The Felix Project.

Rhaya Jordan has been practicing for 30 years as a naturopath, nutritional therapist and herbalist and is Daylesford’s resident nutritionist and wellness expert. She was the Naturopathic Director of Blackmores UK, training practitioners and holding seminars before leaving to join the University of Westminster where she helped write the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Therapy and lecture in Health Sciences. She was also involved in setting up the largest complementary health training clinic in Europe and holds a post-graduate certificate in Higher Education. These experiences, coupled with her years of teaching and clinic, have her build on her dedication of helping people normalise their relationship with food.

Mark Curtin became CEO of Daylesford partner – The Felix Project in July. Mark has years of experience leading other charity organisations that tackle social issues including inequality, poverty and social deprivation. Mark is currently leading The Felix Projects ambitious plan to grow its reach and improve its impact, as it strives to achieve its dual purpose mission to rescue surplus food from being wasted and ensure those most at risk of food insecurity and food poverty can have sustainable access to healthy, nutritious food.


Brett is the founder of Wasted, a start-up anti-landfill organisation dedicated to helping tackle the global waste crisis via an app for smartphones and tablets, a website and smart home speakers