• Lunchtime Company
    Lunchtime Company

    “Whilst I am not a vegetarian, I find it extremely motivating to devise new vegetarian menus for Meat Free Monday. I am impressed with how many parents, students and staff have responded so positively. There is definitely no going back!” – Peter McAleese

    Peter McAleese is the Operations Director of Lunchtime Company, a schools contract catering company specialising in fabulous food, outstanding service and a vision for the future. The company is based in Cambridge and North London.

     

  • Wendy Turner Webster
    Wendy Turner Webster

    “What a marvellous initiative Meat Free Monday is; A great start to the week for you, the animals and the environment. It’s a veggie burger no-brainer!”

    Wendy Turner Webster is a journalist and television presenter, including of Crafty Beggars on TLC.

  • Jamie Oliver
    Jamie Oliver

    “Meat Free Monday is the most brilliant excuse to focus on the incredible variety of veggies out there – the flavours, textures and wonderful dishes you can create is beyond belief. So here’s to Meat Free Monday and frankly, meat-free Wednesdays too.”

    Jamie Oliver, MBE, is a British chef, restaurateur and media personality, known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more.

     

  • Fearne Cotton
    Fearne Cotton

    “Meat Free Monday is a simple idea which makes so much sense! By not eating meat at least one day a week we help the environment, save animals and improve our health.  Try it, get your friends and family to try it and why not encourage your school to try it too?”

    Fearne Cotton is an English television and radio presenter who is known for  presenting on BBC Radio 1, as well fronting TV shows like Tops of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethon.

  • Victoria Pendleton
    Victoria Pendleton

    “A lot of people think of eating meat as a right but there’s no reason to eat meat every day – you can get all the nutrition you need by eating delicious veggie food. People should treat meat with more respect and appreciate where it comes from and the planetary and health costs involved.”

    Victoria Pendleton is a World and Olympic Champion track cyclist.

  • Sir Richard Branson
    Sir Richard Branson

    “I love eating meat, but I love our planet even more, so I will join this campaign and stop eating meat at least one day a week.”

    A flamboyant and competitive entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s with the setting up of Virgin Atlantic airways and Virgin music record label. He was knighted in 1999.

  • Emma Thompson
    Emma Thompson

    “We all want to do our bit to help preserve the planet for future generations and Meat Free Monday makes it so simple and easy to do that!”

    Emma Thompson is an award winning actress, comedian, screenwriter and author. Most famously she has starred in films such as Sense and Sensibility, Much Ado About Nothing and Nanny McPhee.

  • Lauren Laverne
    Lauren Laverne

    “The good thing about Meat Free Monday is that it takes little effort – you simply don’t eat meat on Mondays.  The greater number of people who support this, the greater the impact on the planet!”

    Lauren Laverne is a radio DJ, television presenter, author and singer. 

  • Summit Sport & Outdoor Education
    Summit Sport & Outdoor Education

    “As a result of living with a vegetarian family whilst working in America, I have gradually reduced my meat intake by around 40%. Meat Free Monday provides a realistic starting point for people to savour the most enjoyable and nutritious vegetarian meals, while also contributing to a greener, sustainable carbon footprint.” – Matt Ward

    Matt Ward is the Managing Director of Summit Sport & Outdoor Education. The company’s ethos is to promote environmentally friendly and healthy active lifestyles, through a combination of indoor/outdoor physical activities and outdoor education. Whilst offering these services, the company encourages schools to make positive choices about the quality and sustainability of their school dinners.

  • Matt Lucas
    Matt Lucas

    “Meat Free Mondays is a great idea. But if Mr McCartney and co try to initiate Chocolate Free Tuesdays I shall leave Britain.”

    Matt Lucas is a comedian, actor and screenwriter, best known for his work in the television show Little Britain with David Walliams. Watch a video message from Matt Lucas here.

  • Leona Lewis
    Leona Lewis

    “By following Meat Free Monday, you not only help the planet but also eat in a more compassionate and health conscious way.”

    Leona Lewis a singer and songwriter who rose to fame after winning the third series of the The X Factor in 2006. She has had nine top ten hits in the UK.

  • The CommuniTree Initiative
    The CommuniTree Initiative

    “Taking small steps such as eliminating meat from your diet for one day per week can lead to huge positive benefits to our own heath and the overall health of the planet, that’s why we are proud to be members of the Meat Free Monday community.” – Danny English

    Danny English is the founder and director of The CommuniTree Initiative, which recognises how developing a healthy relationship with the natural world results in a healthy mind, body and soul for the individual. The team encourages the children and adults they work with to spend time in nature, eat a clean plant based diet and recognise their connection with all living beings.

     

     

  • ETHOS
    ETHOS

    “We at ETHOS are proud to be working alongside the Meat Free Monday campaign and we’re as passionate as they are about helping people discover deliciously different, meat free cuisine. There are so many reasons to eat less meat – health and environmental for starters – but for us it’s just about great tasting food. So go on – join us for a Meat Free Monday, or any day of the week!” – Jessica Kruger

    Jessica Kruger is the founder of ETHOS, a sophisticated and contemporary meat free restaurant in central London. ETHOS is offering MFM supporters a free dessert when they spend £10 or more per person on food at the restaurant, until Tuesday 23 December 2014.

     

  • Abbey Road Studios
    Abbey Road Studios

    “As a lifelong vegetarian, I'm delighted to support Meat Free Monday and for Paul’s Meat Free Monday anthem to have been mastered at Abbey Road Studios.” –  Lucy Launder

    Lucy Launder is Head of Mastering at Abbey Road Studios, the most famous recording studio complex in the world.

     

  • Joanna Lumley
    Joanna Lumley

    “Just see how easy it will be not to eat meat for one day a week. Just think how the world will benefit from fewer trees being cut to make way for grazing animals. Just imaging how many lives, both animal and human you will help to save: and join the fab Paul McCartney and millions more, including me, in making Monday a Meat Free day.”  

    Joanna Lumley is a successful English actress, former model and human rights activist who is best known for her support for the Gurkha Justice Campaign and Prospect Burma, a charity that offers grants to Burmese students. She is also an animal welfare activist and was awarded an OBE in 1995.

  • NHS Sustainability Day
    NHS Sustainability Day

    NHS Sustainability Day believes Meet Free Monday is a great way of reducing the nation's carbon footprint and creating a healthier society. Food procurement and consumption are two huge areas for action within the NHS, and MFM is a great way of educating the healthcare sector.

    NHS Sustainability Day is a national day of awareness on sustainable development across the NHS. Via a national campaign, NHS Sustainability aims to inform, educate and share knowledge and best-practice on making healthcare services more sustainable. Through action on March 26th 2015, the NHS can become a low carbon and sustainable service.

     

  • Laura Bailey
    Laura Bailey

    “I'm proud to support the Meat Free Monday campaign. I've been a vegetarian for 20 years and think this is a brilliant and simple way to turn people on to the idea, even as a once-a-week experiment, and promote good health and the environmental benefits of vegetarian life at the same time.”

    Laura Bailey is one of Britain’s leading models, the face of Jaguar and also works as a writer.

  • Original Meat Free Gourmet (OMFG)
    Original Meat Free Gourmet (OMFG)

    “For us, Meat Free Monday is exactly what we’re all about – reducing the impact of livestock globally. Changing people’s habits by bringing them new and tasty food is a simple way to make this happen. Many people just don’t realise how good a meat free meal can be. It DOES make a difference if more and more people can do it every week.” – Declan O’Toole

    Declan O’Toole is the managing director of Original Meat Free Gourmet Ltd. Set up in 2013, OMFG has created a meat free range of sausages that aren’t just a ‘meat substitute’, but very tasty gourmet sausages that just happen to be made with vegetables. They are available in Holland and Barrett across the UK. 

  • Wadham College Student Union
    Wadham College Student Union

    "I am very excited that the Student Union has made this important step towards moderating our environmental impact. The wide variety of vegetarian food will hopefully mean that much good is achieved with no sacrifice at all!" - Anya Metzer    

    Anya Metzer is the President of Wadham College Student Union, Oxford University. A combined representative body of undergraduate, postgraduate and visiting students, Wadham College Student Union prides itself on being a progressive and engaged political group whose work includes student support, welfare, entertainment and campaigning. Students voted in favour of Meat Free Monday in a referendum (March, 2014).

  • Rozanne Stevens
    Rozanne Stevens

    "Meat Free Monday is a powerful and significant way every person can support the global environment, sustainability and improve their health. It's accessible, easy to do and let's face it – enjoyable! You get to explore wonderful vegetarian food knowing you're doing a good thing. And if you want to know more about the greater impact your commitment is making, all the information is there. It's the feel good factor at it's best."

    Rozanne Stevens (Twitter: @RozanneStevens) is a cookery tutor, food journalist and award-winning cookbook author who writes and teaches about healthy eating, food and global food management. 

     

     

  • Vivienne Westwood
    Vivienne Westwood

    “I believe meat has so many toxins in it that your body never really manages to get rid of it. People believe that you have to have protein and bulk to give you energy, but fruit and vegetables are full of health. Your body processes these efficiently so they do the maximum good for you. You feel so well, light, supple, and full of energy.”

    Dame Vivienne Westwood is an influential fashion designer and businesswoman who rose to fame in the late 1970s when her early designs helped shape the look of the punk rock movement.

    Photo copyright: Christian Shambenait

  • The Herbivores
    The Herbivores

    "Try Meat Free Monday every week and you will see how creative and delicious vegetarian food is. As our destiny of mankind depends on it, be a noble man and try it!" – Rickie Wong

    Rickie Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of The Herbivores, a pair of vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong. The Herbivores restaurants are staffed by a talented and dedicated group of employees committed to offering pioneering dishes and a novel dining experience.

     

  • Charles & Keith
    Charles & Keith

    "The CHARLES & KEITH organic denim collection was created to raise awareness on climate change and our environment.  Using 100% organic cotton and strict ecological standards, the limited-edition shoes and handbags were sold in select countries, with partial sale proceeds donated to Meat Free Monday."

    CHARLES & KEITH is an international fast fashion ladies’ footwear and accessories brand with presence in the Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle Eastern regions. With more than 400 stores, CHARLES & KEITH remains committed to Social Responsibility through collaborations with various organisations.

  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson

    "Try it, you might like it... and the planet definitely will appreciate it."

    Woody Harrelson is an award-winning actor who has appeared in films including White Men Can’t Jump, KingpinNatural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt

  • tamatanga
    tamatanga

    “Support the campaign, support the planet – it could not be easier than with us with a great choice of over 21 delicious, freshly prepared and ethically-sourced vegetarian dishes to choose from. Being meat free is made easy!” –  Aman Kular

    Aman Kular is the Managing Director and Founder of tamatanga, a multi award-winning urban Indian canteen based in Nottingham.

     

  • Ocado
    Ocado

    “Ocado is proud to support the Meat Free Monday campaign because we all need to take care of our planet and its precious resources, and we want to encourage our customers to explore as many options as possible for doing so.” - Jason Gissing

    Jason Gissing is one of the co-founders of Ocado.

  • The Crown and Sceptre
    The Crown and Sceptre

    “Stroud prides itself on being a cosmopolitan town, and has a good proportion of vegetarians, vegans as well as meat eaters that enjoy a good vegetarian meal. We are also very lucky to have Erin Baker, a fabulous and local, vegetarian chef to cook these wonderful dishes. ‘Meat Free Monday’ really was an obvious thing to do.” – Rodda Thomas

    Rodda Thomas is the landlord of the Crown and Sceptre in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The pub began hosting monthly Meat Free Monday meals in February 2014.

     

  • Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow

    “We are all looking for a way to make a contribution to the preservation of our planet. Having a Meat Free Monday is a great way to do your bit, while eating in a kinder and more conscious way.”

    Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award-winning actress who has starred in films including SevenEmmaSliding DoorsA Perfect MurderThe Talented Mr. RipleyThe Royal TenenbaumsShallow Hal and Proof.

  • PizzaExpress
    PizzaExpress

    “We have definitely seen a shift in attitudes with more people embracing the idea of eating less or no meat. The days of meat and two veg are over and pizza particularly lends itself to a vegetarian diet because there are so many possible toppings. Meat Free Monday is a fantastic campaign and, whether they’re already vegetarians or simply looking to eat more meat-free meals, we’re proud to be doing more for our guests.” - Richard Hodgson

    Richard Hodgson is CEO of PizzaExpress, an Italian restaurant chain founded in 1965 which now has over 400 restaurants across the UK and a further 30 overseas.


  • The Gate
    The Gate

    "My brother and I set up The Gate vegetarian restaurant twenty-five years ago and nothing makes us happier than having a carnivore converted one meal at a time! We support Meat Free Monday because it’s the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and planet." - Michael Daniel

    Michael Daniel is Co-founder of The Gate, a top London vegetarian restaurant in two locations – Hammersmith and Islington. 

  • LoFo
    LoFo

    "As a chef that takes heed to Michael Pollan’s approach to eating – 'eat food, not too much, mostly veggies' – I think Meat Free Mondays are a fantastically creative way to generate momentum behind a cause.  The Meat Free Monday campaign isn’t a diet – it’s a movement, and if everyone bands together to make one small change, once a week, the result could be exponentially beneficial for our bodies, for our earth, and for our future." – Abigail Henson

    Abigail Henson is a Natural Gourmet Chef and owner of LoFo (which stands for ‘love food/local food’), in Syracuse, New York state, USA. Home of the original ‘Cauliwings’ dish, the restaurant strives to source locally, organically and ethically produced food.

  • Jose Pizarro
    Jose Pizarro

    "In Spain, verduras form a key part of every meal – what would we do without dishes such as Gazpacho, or Patatas Bravas?  I always serve plenty of meat-free alternatives at my restaurant, such as a fresh Chicory and Blue Cheese Salad and Aubergine Tortilla. I wholeheartedly support this campaign."

    José Pizarro is a top Spanish chef and owner of José, a tapas bar, and Pizarro, a restaurant – both located on Bermondsey Street, near London Bridge.

  • The Food Climate Research Network
    The Food Climate Research Network

    "The Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) welcomes the work of the Meat Free Monday initiative. The FCRN's vision is for a nutrition-driven, ethically mindful food system that sits within environmental limits. Achieving this will require a shift towards more plant-centred, less meat-dominated eating patterns."

    The Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) is an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international research-based network focused on food systems, climate and sustainability. The FCRN encourages multidisciplinary collaborative research projects between members on a wide range of food climate related topics.

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Hacker
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Hacker

    "The malignant behaviour of mankind against our friends from the animal kingdom is one of the most unethical aspects permanently present in today’s world. I regard Meat Free Monday as an enormously important initiative towards more humanity and also for an improved health of human beings, animals and the whole planet."  

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Hacker (University of Salzburg and Salzburg Federal Hospital) is a medical biologist, molecular morphologist and nutrition consultant who specialises in Frontier Questions of Medicine and Life. He has been awarded with a Grand Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria.

     

  • The University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute
    The University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute

    “The Sustainable Consumption Institute encourages staff and students to think about the sustainability of the food they eat, and to play their part in reducing carbon emission associated with meat production." - Lynda McIntosh  

    Lynda McIntosh is the Communications and Marketing Manager of the Sustainable Consumption Institute, an interdisciplinary research organisation established by The University of Manchester to undertake a programme of research in environmental sustainability and consumption issues. 

  • Natural Cookery School
    Natural Cookery School

    “Meat Free Monday is a great way to showcase how creative and delicious vegetarian food is. Vegetables, grains and pulses provide a variety of textures, colours and tastes leaving the hungry eater satisfied and not missing meat.”  – Erin Baker

    Erin Baker is the founder of the Natural Cookery School, a mobile natural foods and vegetarian cookery school based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The school offers parties, classes and chef for hire services to the surrounding area.

  • Puma
    Puma

    “Having Meat Free Monday in our canteens is a positive, easy, fun campaign to support. Everyone can live without meat for one day a week and our 9,000 employees have been happy about joining in.” - Jochen Zeitz

    Jochen Zeitz is Chairman and CEO of Puma.

  • Maria Elia
    Maria Elia

    "The impact of one designated meat free day a week could make a meaningful contribution to the environment, fight global hunger and improve global health. It's a simple and delicious choice to make."

    Chef and author Maria Elia has worked as head chef of restaurants Delfina, The Whitechapel Dining Room and Joe’s in Knightsbridge. She is author of two cookbooks – Full of Flavour, and The Modern Vegetarian.

  • Livia Firth
    Livia Firth

    "As an Italian, I grew up with a very mixed diet and I never ate meat every day. My mum would cook lots of pasta, bread, pulses, fish, vegetables and served a lot of 'recycled delicacies' with leftovers from previous meals.  Today we are made to believe that it is all right to eat meat or fish every day, when in fact it is not - from a well-being point of view, and from an environmental point of view."  

    Livia Firth is an Italian film producer and is the creative director of Eco Age, a retail concept that offers inspiration and ideas for those wanting to lead a greener and more energy efficient life. Along with husband Colin Firth, she founded Brightwide.com, a film and political activism website.

  • Louis Hotels
    Louis Hotels

    “The solution to tackling global warming is simple: reduce our dependence on livestock, and we will reduce our impact on the environment at a faster rate than anything else we do. It is incredible to know that the same food choices which could eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment. Louis Hotels is therefore proud to support the initiative to reduce consumption of meat, called Meat Free Monday.” - Savvas Perdios

    Savvas Perdios is the Quality and Branding Manager for Louis Hotels, a chain of 19 four and five-star hotels in Greece and Cyprus and five cruise ships. Louis Hotels have re-invented and re-enforced their vegetarian options in order to support MFM.

     

  • Hiltl
    Hiltl

    "Our family has been serving meat-free dishes each day since 1898. We are grateful that, for over a century, no animal has died on Hiltl's behalf and that Meat Free Monday supports us in showing the world the power and positivity of a veggie lifestyle." -  Rolf Hiltl

    Rolf Hiltl is the 4th generation owner of Zurich’s famous Hiltl – the first vegetarian restaurant in the world (according to Guinness World Records).

  • James Tanner
    James Tanner

    "By choosing not to eat meat for at least one day each week, we can go some way towards helping the Earth - and it’s good for your health too!"

    James Tanner is a chef and television personality who has appeared on programmes such as the BBC’s Ready Steady Cook, Saturday Kitchen and Something for the Weekend. As well as being a regular on Lorraine and This Morning, he and his brother own and run Tanners Restaurant in Plymouth.

  • Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri
    Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri

    "Changes in lifestyle and behaviour patterns can contribute to climate-change mitigation across all sectors. Individuals can make a difference in this regard is by altering their diets through consuming less meat - say by giving up meat at least one day a week. Reducing meat consumption in this manner will make individuals healthier, as well as the planet.”

    Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri is director-general of TERI (the Energy and Resources Institute) in New Delhi and chancellor of Teri University. He has served as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002. Watch a video message from Dr Pachauri here.

  • Lass O’Gowrie
    Lass O’Gowrie

    “Meat Free Monday is not only a fine cause, but it makes great business sense for us, attracting a new and loyal crowd on Mondays and giving us all a break from meat one day a week.  And when it’s this well cooked, you really don’t miss the meat.” - Gareth Kavanagh

    Gareth Kavanagh is the director/owner of the award-winning Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester. With a local vegan chef stepping in and taking over the kitchen on Monday evenings serving only meat-free vegan food, Mondays at The Lass are distinct, interesting and extremely tasty!

  • tibits
    tibits

    “tibits has been working closely with Meat Free Monday for a while, to support the important work they do in trying to reduce meat consumption around the world. Eating less meat is of course a vital way to help prevent the cruelty to and suffering of animals and benefits the environment: livestock production could be responsible for as much as 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions.” – Reto Frei

    Reto Frei is the Co-Founder and CEO of tibits vegetarian restaurant, London. tibits endorses the MFM campaign and their menu includes a range of delicious hot dishes, salads, soups, desserts and smoothies, all of which are healthy yet satisfying.

  • Chad Sarno
    Chad Sarno

    “Ever since I made the connection between how the foods we prepare affect our health, it has been my personal mission to share with anyone that would listen that we can take control our health, starting in the kitchen. Foundational plant-based culinary education is a key element in taking a personal stance for health personally, for the planet and of course the animals.”

    Chad Sarno has brought his unique culinary style to a vast array of projects throughout his career before joining Rouxbe Online Culinary School as VP of Plant-Based Education.

  • Preston Manor All-Through Foundation School
    Preston Manor All-Through Foundation School

    “This is our third year of running the programme and our vegetarian options have become ever more creative and popular. So onwards and upwards for Meat Free Monday.” - Andy Ward  

    Andy Ward is Assistant Headteacher at Preston Manor All-Through Foundation School.

  • Feng Sushi
    Feng Sushi

    "Vegetables are glorious and it's important there is a day where they are celebrated. We look at Meat Free Monday as a way to promote the humble veg and give the planet a bit of a break by lightening consumption of meat."

    Feng Sushi has 8 sushi delivery branches across London serving delicious sushi rolls and Japanese food. The company supports MFM by offering 20% off all vegetarian dishes (including their new Feng Bun) every Monday for eat in or delivery.

     

  • Bruno Loubet
    Bruno Loubet

    "It is not something you would expect a French chef to say, but you do not need meat to make an excellent dish that is exciting and full of flavour. I passionately believe that vegetables can be the star of the show."

    Bruno Loubet is a chef well known for his classic French provincial cooking. He owns Bistrot Bruno Loubet in the Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell, London.

  • Ariya Organic Place
    Ariya Organic Place

    "Ariya Organic Place proudly supports the Meat Free Monday campaign and we are honored to help promote it in Thailand.  At our restaurant, we serve only raw, vegan and vegetarian cuisine. It's our mission to promote healthy eating and lifestyles, support grassroots organic farming, and save our planet one dish at a time." – Sumana Meissner

    Sumana Meissner is the International Logistics Manager of Ariya Organic Place, housed at Ariya Wellness Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Ariya Organic Place serves detoxifying meat-free food from 11 am to 8 pm daily, and is offering customers 15% off Monday meals until the end of 2014.

     

  • Professor Hugh Montgomery
    Professor Hugh Montgomery

    "There are many reasons to be a red-meat-reducer. As a professor of intensive care - and a middle-aged UK male - I'm all too aware that bowel cancer is my second biggest likely killer. Dying of bowel cancer is no fun - and eating less red meat and animal fat hugely reduces my risk. Meanwhile, it also happens to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. So I've cut down on meat for the sake of my health, and that of my children."

    Hugh Montgomery is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL, where he also directs the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance. He is a ‘London Leader’ in sustainability and founded ‘Project Genie’ (a schools’ climate change initiative). 

  • Great Missenden Church of England Combined School
    Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

    “Meat Free Mondays are an excellent way to encourage children to do their bit for the environment and think about the food they eat.” - Victoria Greaves    

    Victoria Greaves is a former School Nutritionist at Great Missenden Church of England Combined School.

  • Ecotricity
    Ecotricity

    “Go on, start with Mondays, then make it all days. Your body will thank you for it.” - Dale Vince, OBE

    Dale Vince, OBE, is the founder of green energy company Ecotricity. He is also the chairman of Forest Green Rovers F.C.

  • Vivek Singh
    Vivek Singh

    "By just choosing a meat free meal one day a week, we will help the planet by reducing our impact. It's easier than it sounds - in India 65% of the 1.3 billion people are vegetarians 7 day a week, and those who do eat meat do so an average of just one day a week! Meat Free Monday should be a walk in the park for us... One that even Shiva will agree with."

    Founding chef of the highly acclaimed Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh is recognised as one of the top chefs in the UK and has had regular appearances on The Saturday Kitchen and Masterchef UK. Vivek has always believed that, as with other creative forms, Indian cuisine should evolve over time.

  • The Brookwood Partnership
    The Brookwood Partnership

    “The Meat Free Monday campaign fits perfectly with Brookwood's Planet Matters environmental policy and our Eating for Life healthy eating programme. We are delighted to support MFM and the benefits the programme will deliver to schools, pupils and parents. As caterers to independent schools, we take the impact that our business has on our environment very seriously, and MFM will assist us in actively making a difference.” - Kate Martin

    Kate Martin is managing partner at independent schools caterer The Brookwood Partnership.

  • Sir David King
    Sir David King

    “The carbon and water footprints associated with producing beef are about 20 times larger than maize production. Eating less meat will help the environment.”  

    Sir David King was the founding director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford and is Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS. He was the government’s chief scientific adviser and head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to December 2007. In that time, he raised the profile of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the £1bn Energy Technologies Institute.

  • Malmö Aviation
    Malmö Aviation

    “Meat Free Monday is one of Malmö Aviation’s many environmental efforts. We have initiated a debate that we believe will lead to environmental and climate progress far beyond what we alone are able to influence. This is something we are really proud of!” -  Ann-Sofie Hörlin

    Ann-Sofie Hörlin works as  environmental manager for Swedish airline Malmö Aviation.

  • The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
    The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

    “I had no idea how easy it was for both our students and me to give up on meat for a day. When people can vote with their feet, our canteen is just as full on Mondays.” - Mark Featherstone-Witty

    Mark Featherstone-Witty is the Founding Principal/CEO of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

  • Sharleen Spiteri
    Sharleen Spiteri

    “Meat Free Monday for me is being aware of our planet, our health, how the food chain works and how to preserve all of the above. It's never a hardship to do our little bit to help.”

    Sharleen Spiteri, a recording artist and songwriter, is the lead singer of the Scottish rock band Texas.

  • Simon Rogan
    Simon Rogan

    “Not using meat allows vegetables to take centre stage and, with a little imagination, you can create a tasty, attractive meal that just doesn't require the use of meat at all."

    Simon Rogan is the two-Michelin-starred chef-proprietor of restaurants L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria, and Roganic in London. He recently also took over the management of two restaurants in The Midland Hotel in Manchester.