Food podcast: Feeding bellies not bins with Nick from Everybody Eats

Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month we’re joined by Nick Loosley of pay-as-you-feel dining concept Everybody Eats.

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A third of the food the world produces doesn’t end up in our stomachs. It’s a mind-boggling statistic, especially when you consider that at the same time, food poverty is a very real problem for many communities – including here in New Zealand.

Nick Loosley has just opened the first permanent home for his Auckland pay-as-you-feel dining concept Everybody Eats, where food that would otherwise be wasted becomes a three-course meal prepared by chefs, served in a restaurant setting. Everyone is welcome, and you can pay as little or as much as you like. As well as tackling food waste and food poverty, it’s about social cohesion – encouraging people from all walks of life to come along, share a table and a yarn with someone with whom they might otherwise never cross paths.

Nick joins us in the studio this month to talk about why he’s doing what he’s doing, and how he became a pro at feeding 300 people. Over leftovers from Everybody Eats’ new Onehunga restaurant and booze-free Lindauer, we share waste-reducing tips and agree best-before dates are bullshit. Plus, tune in to find out how you could win a Freedom Farms Christmas ham!

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