Balls and Company
“We love celebrating the humble vegetable here at Balls and Company and Meat Free Monday is the best way to do just that! It’s important to recognise that eating vegetables is not only good for us but for our planet too. We’re proud to be a part of such a great cause, particularly one that allows our chefs to show off along the way!” – Bonny Porter
Bonny Porter is the Executive Chef and Owner of Balls and Company, a little meatball restaurant on Greek Street, in the London’s Soho. The restaurant offers a 25% discount its Quinoa, Beetroot and Feta Balls each Meat Free Monday.
Brand of Sisters
“Meat Free Monday is easy, fun, and healthy and it helps to raise awareness of the complexity of problems related to meat. With the belief that small steps lead to big outcomes, we at Brand of Sisters follow Meat Free Monday and the philosophy of flexitarianism.” – Martina Vondruska & Barbara Portaluri
Martina Vondruska and Barbara Portaluri are the Founders of Brand of Sisters, a Start Up Fashion Label and Social Enterprise. Their vision is to make beautiful products and to give something back to less fortunate girls and women around the world. Brand of Sisters thinks that every start up company today should act with responsibility and compassion towards a better world.
“We provide a Meat Free Monday Lunch Special once a month along with our regular vegan lunch sets. We hope that our customers enjoy fun and tasty vegan dishes at the same time as getting the opportunity to know the Meat Free Monday campaign here in Japan.” – Namiko Ito
Namiko Ito works at Restaurant 8ablish in the centre of Tokyo. The restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a fully-fledged dining experience. Since 2000, it has created delicious and entertaining vegan food with the message of parents all over the world – “Eat Your Vegetables!”
Smart Diet Scale
“The rise in global obesity rates over the last three decades has been substantial and widespread, presenting a major public health epidemic in both the developed and the developing world. We at Smart Diet Scale support Meat Free Monday’s efforts not only to help the earth’s carbon footprint, but to slow the worldwide problem of obesity.” – Nick Batsikouras
Nick Batsikouras is the Inventor/Founder/CEO of Smart Diet Scale, committed to helping people choose healthier food choices and lifestyles.
University College London Union
“The Meat Free Mondays campaign has been received well by our customers and students here at UCLU. The support that we have seen from the volunteers has been great and the campaign impact would not have been as good if it was not for all their efforts.” – Martin McCollam
Martin McCollam is the Food and Beverage Manager of University College London Union, which has four cafés based around the Bloomsbury campus all currently promoting MFM and offering a 15% discount on veggie food on Mondays.
“Sunbeam Studios caters for many of the world’s most influential tastemakers and are proud to support the MFM campaign. We are also delighted that so many of our photographic and event clients have embraced our work towards further sustainability. At Sunbeam we are always looking for ways in which to evolve our food offering within our responsibility to the environment. Getting behind MFM is a natural step we are excited to take.” – Jonathan Crosthwaite
Jonathan Crosthwaite is the Catering Manager of Sunbeam Kitchen, the catering division of Sunbeam Studios – a photographic studio and events venue in London. Sunbeam Studios now offers a completely vegetarian menu to clients every Monday in solidarity with Meat Free Monday.
“Over 20 of our schools in London and Cambridge have now adopted Meat Free Monday and there has been an overwhelmingly positive response. Great for students’ health, great for the planet – it’s a win-win!” – Peter McAleese, Operations Director, Lunchtime Company.
Lunchtime Company is 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.
“We’re all for arguments about the ethics of meat consumption, but we also realise that the easiest way to encourage vegetarianism is to make it seem like less of a frontier and more of a transition. Meat Free Monday embodies that idea, encouraging and helping people to dip their toes into a lifestyle that may otherwise seem too daunting.” – Jamie Spencer
Jamie Spencer founded Leafcard with his colleagues Daniel and Craig. Leafcard is a vegetarian dining card with which holders can get free vegetarian meals at the best spots in London. In support of Meat Free Monday, Leafcard is offering any site users annual Leafcards for £1 with the code ‘MFM’ on their site, www.leafcard.co.uk.
“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.
City University London Students’ Union
“The environmental impact of going meat free is more significant than you’d think, even for just one day a week. There are some amazing vegetarian options available at City University London’s EatCity food outlets, and it’s great to give our members new choices to expand the range of foods – especially healthier and more ethical foods – that they can enjoy.”
Issy Cooke is the President of City University London Students’ Union for 2015-16. City University London Students’ Union supports Meat Free Monday as one of its ongoing environmental ‘Green Dragons’ projects, and runs stalls, activities, and social media campaigns highlighting the environmental impact of the meat industry and showing how individuals can make a difference. The Union works closely with Sodexo and with the University’s Sustainability team on the campaign.