Working with your business or organisation
Whether you are directly in the business of food or not, food can still be an effective way to help your business explore broader issues of culture and sustainability, or a meaningful way to bring your team together in discussion and activity. If you have a specific issue you wish to explore, a project to prepare for, or are looking for more complex cultural change within your organisation, do get in touch.
I can help with:
- understanding and improving sustainability
- exploring the meaning of food culture and cultural change
- creating educational programmes
- conceptualising food events
- staff development and away days
Below are testimonials from companies and organisations for whom I have tailored workshops and consultancy. Contact me to learn more or to discuss what you're looking for.
Staff development for Soil Association Scotland - April, 2018
"Charlotte ran a bespoke course for our team, as part of an away day at Newton Walled Garden near Edinburgh. We are a charity working on a daily basis to deliver food programmes in schools and care homes across Scotland in addition to campaigning for policy change. Charlotte put together a day-long session which allowed us some space to consider food in its widest sense and what it means for how we deliver our work. The day was excellently put together and provided the perfect balance between big questions and daily practicalities of food. The lunch was excellent, and the team really appreciate hands on opportunities to reconnect with the soil. I cannot recommend Charlotte and her courses highly enough for anyone that is working to deliver food system change or indeed anyone that eats!"
- Aoife Behan, Head of Food at Soil Association Scotland
Staff away day for The Orchard Project - June, 2018
“The workshop held at Bridgend Community Farmhouse exceeded our expectations. It was great as part of our team weekend. The combination of interactive discussion with tastings and a shared lunch worked a treat and will increase our sensitivity to how we connect with and promote local food growing and community engagement within our work."
– Chris Macefield, Edinburgh Project Manager for The Orchard Project
"A thought provoking workshop full of nourishment for all the senses! Charlotte and Will were sensitive facilitators, creating a beautiful space tailored to our passion for orcharding. I left feeling curious to delve deeper into the enquiries they guided us into about how we live out our identity through food rituals, the power and universality of food, and the link between biodiversity in nature and food diversity and quality. And all topped off with a sumptuous lunch, cider tasting and a foray into the world of pickling fruit! A very nourishing day."
- Ella Hashemi, Programme & Regions Director for The Orchard Project
Consultancy for Anna Tasca Lanza Cookery SChool, Sicily- 2018
"Charlotte has guided us through curriculum development for our food education programmes as a true expert. She has helped us deepen and focus our vision while prompting us with important questions and providing thoughtful feedback along the way. With her support, we've produced material that will bolster our programmes today, tomorrow and long down the road. Not only is Charlotte a terrific coach, but she's a warm and graceful individual with invaluable insight. I'd highly recommend her services to other individuals, businesses or educational institutions."
- Henna Garrison, Programme Director at ATL Cook School