FEASTIN was launched by Sarah Batters during the UK Covid-19 lockdown as a not-for-profit project to help her local community, Sevenoaks in Kent, find places to order food and produce when supermarkets were restricted. It was also an opportunity to work with local restaurants and chefs and help them pivot their businesses to serve their food and community in a different way.
During this period, we learnt a lot about how people want to dine-in at home . We found out what is important to them, and what kind of exciting food experience they are looking for - whether it's date night, a big birthday celebration or just a night off cooking with something much, much better than a lukewarm unhealthy takeaway.
On Saturday 27th June, we hosted The BIG Sevenoaks FEASTIN where families from all over Sevenoaks received an exceptional box of local produce and joined a mass virtual cook-along with local cooking school The Cooking Apple. We then zoomed off into separate dinner parties coming together for some virtual entertainment. We toasted our local community and the NHS (along with a donation) and enjoyed cocktails late into the night. It was an evening like no other, and the journey home was quick!