The Riverford Field Kitchen
“Meat Free Mondays are a brilliant excuse to show off what we do best. There is little doubt that we eat more animal products than is good for our health and the environment, so it’s great to encourage a meat free day, and show people how versatile and satisfying vegetarian food can be.” – Glyn Morgan
Glyn Morgan is the General Manager of The Riverford Field Kitchen, an award-winning organic restaurant where diners can expect a feast of freshly-picked seasonal produce straight from the fields. The Field Kitchen is completely meat free on Mondays and offers organic meat and fish options on other days. It works creatively with the seasons so the menu changes daily.
“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.
“Since opening our doors in June 2014, we have been gaining a reputation for our innovative and tasty vegetarian options so we see joining Meat Free Monday as a natural move for us. We just want to celebrate the amazing things our chefs do with the humble vegetable!” – James Bates
James Bates, along with Thomas White and Dominic Jones, are the three directors/co-founders of Maray, an independent small plate and cocktail restaurant located at the top of Liverpool’s bustling Bold Street. Maray puts sustainability and provenance at the heart of everything they do. Each Monday they offer diners the opportunity to select any four vegan or vegetarian small plates to share for £20, including weekly Meat Free Monday specials.
“We are proud to support Meat Free Monday and their brilliant initiative to engage and raise awareness of this important issue. For our health, our environment and our future, it is an exciting time of changing consciousness. All our products are vegan, not to mention incredibly delicious!” – Tina Michelucci
Tina Michelucci is co-founder of Sweet Freedom which produces Great Taste Award winning 100% natural Fruit Syrups, and a bestselling Choc Shot range of liquid hot chocolate, which you can now find in all supermarkets, Holland & Barrett and health food stores nationally. Visit their website for healthy meat free recipes.
“We want to change peoples’ perceptions of what a great British pie should be and encourage pie-eaters everywhere to give vegetarian pies a try. We used British Pie Week (7 to 13 March 2016) to launch a brand new addition to our vegetarian pie range and to launch the Meat Free Monday campaign in our restaurants.” – Jon Simon
Jon Simon founded Pieminister with his brother-in-law Tristan Hogg. The company makes award-winning pies using responsibly-sourced British ingredients. A brand new meat free pie was created to lead Pieminister’s British Pie Week 2016 celebrations. The new pie – the Saag Pie-neer – joined the company’s growing range of Vegetarian Society Approved pies and is now a bestseller in Pieminister’s restaurants and in Waitrose.
“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, Kingpin, Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt.
“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.
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.
“The main reason for Meat Free Monday is to reduce the consumption of animal proteins as we eat far too much of them anyway. If we can reduce the amount of meat and poultry that we eat, we can reduce our carbon footprint. Recent research is showing too that a meal higher in vegetables is far healthier than one loaded with animal protein and fats.” – Rosalind Rathouse
Rosalind Rathouse is the Principal of the Cookery School, an award-winning cookery school in central London which focuses on sustainable and seasonal home cooking. The school offers a wide range of courses and corporate events, and day and evening classes including its very own ‘Meat Free Monday – Vegan’ class.
“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.