Good Food Oxford currently has three part-time staff members and several consultants.
Hannah Fenton – GFO Manager
Seb Mayfield – GFO Network & Projects Coordinator
Chloe Horner – GFO Engagement Facilitator
If you’d like to get in touch with us, please email Seb
Here are some words of introduction from Hannah, Seb and Chloe:
Hannah enjoys food, sometimes more than three times a day. She recommends making kale and pear smoothies, locally abundant and seasonal at the moment (and good enough for Beyoncé!). She’s a Committee Member for East Oxford Farmers’ Market, and is committed to thriving local communities. She takes an asset-based approach, where everyone has something to offer and everyone has something they need. Hannah F has previously worked in conferencing, arts sponsorship and professional development, and event manages the Oxford Real Farming Conference. She knows something of what it takes to bring good, local food into a commercial catering establishment. She likes bringing people together over food, especially if it would otherwise go in the bin. Food waste be gone! She lives with her fiancé Rupert who has an apple juice business.
Seb was once described by Time Out as an ‘urban food guru’. Although he’s not quite sure what that means he’s dined out on it as much as possible since. Seb has been involved in trying to improve the food system for over a decade, coordinating campaigns such as London’s Capital Growth, one of the largest urban food growing networks in the world. More recently Seb has focused efforts on improving access to healthy food for people on low incomes, including co-founding the Independent Food Aid Network, the national network for independent food aid providers. Seb is a Winston Churchill Fellow and Clore Social Fellow and when he isn’t mucking around with his two kids he can be found taking a dip in the River Itchen, or whatever the nearest wild water happens to be at the time.
Chloe is a passionate cook and loves to create with local, seasonal food. She started Oxford’s first underground restaurant almost a decade ago and went on to open her own café in the city. She’s also worked for some of the city’s best independent foodie haunts. Chloe runs our Veg Cities Project a city-wide initiative to get us all eating more vegetables – she’ll be running cookery classes to encourage just that. When she isn’t at GFO Chloe can be found foraging local eateries, producers and food shops with her partner Tom and their two little girls.
As well as Good Food Oxford’s three current staff members, we have been supported by many different people over the years. We would like to thank the following for their fantastic contributions, both past and present, to Oxford’s food system.
Past Members of Staff: Hannah Jacobs (founding Co-ordinator)
Consultants: Doireann Lalor, Niko O’Brien, Frances Hansford, Vic Simms, Jade Neville
Interns: Rachel Friedman, Rosie Eccleston, Aaron Hanson, Laura Green
Volunteers: Naomi Flagg, Martha Wiltshire, Alison Baxter, Alison Hill, Angel Bailey, Sam Clarke Warry, Annabelle Hall, Leila Friar, Maggie Westby, Laura Green
Steering Group: Current steering group members and previous steering group members Julian Cottee (founding Chair), Adam Reid, Simon Kenton, Richard Howlett, Katie Herring, Phil Pritchard, Mim Saxl, Laura Higham, James Golding-Graham, Chloe Horner, Deborah Glass-Woodin, Helen Hewlett, Judy Chipchase, Daisy Haywood, Christine McDermott
Advisory Group and Observers: Tom Curtis, Anne Augustine, Jackie Wilderspin, Ruth Layton, Roz Warren, Jo Colwell, Hannah Jacobs
And don’t be shy, get in touch to tell us what you’re working on and how you’d like to be involved with Good Food Oxford.