August 17, 2019

BaxterStorey announces major sponsorship of a landmark V&A exhibition

© honey & bunny (Sonja Stummerer & Martin Hablesreiter) / Daisuke Akita

BaxterStorey will be the headline sponsor of FOOD: Bigger than the Plate, a landmark exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum this summer that explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.

The immersive exhibition will be a highlight in London’s cultural calendar – taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle from compost to table.  FOOD: Bigger than the Plate showcases human ingenuity around the future of food as well as sparking discussion and debate about how our collective choices can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways.

BaxterStorey’s expertise and team will be integral to the delivery of parts of the exhibition, including a live mushroom installation growing in the gallery and their chefs will be catering for several events around the launch.

The exhibition will bring together over 70 projects by artists and designers working with chefs, farmers, scientists and local communities.  Taking a fresh and experimental perspective, the exhibition will present ideas and alternative food futures from gastronomic experiments to creative interventions in farming. 

Alastair Storey, Chairman of BaxterStorey, said: “We are proud to be involved in such an important exhibition.  Exploring sustainable and innovative food solutions has never been more relevant. As an organisation that serves millions of meals every single day we are very aware of our impact on the food chain and pride ourselves in our forward-thinking sustainability agenda. We look forward to getting involved and being inspired by the exhibition”.

Catherine Flood, co-curator of FOOD: Bigger than the Plate at the V&A, said: “BaxterStorey’s commitment to embracing innovative food development and creating a more sustainable catering business makes it a perfect partner for this exhibition. We’re delighted to be working together with them to bring elements of the exhibition to life for our audiences”.

BaxterStorey provides hospitality services for a wide range of customers at over 700 locations through restaurants, café bars, deli operations and executive dining rooms, employing more than 8,500 people.

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate runs from 18 May – 20 October 2019.

Advance tickets are £17, concessions from £13.