No Fine Dining

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No Fine Dining is a show about free food, the way we eat it, and who’s making it. In working with Colin over at Eureka Compass Vegan Food, he and I have had many discussions about Community Dinners, Pay What You Want and Pay What You Can meals and the general feeling that somebody has when they come to one of these events. I’m most interested in the feeling that somebody has.

They may feel they either can’t come or that they should not be accessing free food. I want to challenge this notion and answer three key questions:

  • How can we as a society come to accept that anybody can and should have access to free food?
  • What is the mechanism by which free food can be made readily available?
  • What motivates a chef to start an establishment that promotes the concept of No Fine Dining?