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Conflict Café: Sri Lanka Pop-up

Event Details

  • Address

    House of Vans London Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Rd, London SE1 8SW

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  • Date

    Sunday 02nd October 2016

  • Time

    19:00 - 22:30

  • Ticket Prices

    Evening Three Course Meal 35.00
    Sunday Brunch 20.00

Conflict Café is back with its tenth country: Sri Lanka! Experience the delicious flavours of the region.

As seen in the Guardian, Independent, and Evening Standard, Conflict Café is the pop-up restaurant that serves food from regions that have experienced conflict, and explores the power of food to bring people together and break down barriers.

Named Time Out London’s ‘Most Inspirational Pop-up’, Conflict Café is an initiative launched by peacebuilding charity International Alert marking the International Day of Peace (21 September) and has been encouraging conversations about peace through food over the past three years. The pop-up is running at the spectacular underground tunnels of House of Vans in Waterloo.

Evening – Thursday 29th, Fri 30th September & Saturday 1st October 2016 hosted by Chef Mini, ZG Events
Brunch – Sunday 2nd October hosted by Chef Ruby of Papi’s Pickles


About Chef Mini, ZG Events

Chef Mini is an expert at showcasing the beautiful flavours of Sri Lanka, and has been working in the culinary world for decades. Mini is head chef at ZG Events, an events company established in 2005 by husband and wife team Gaz Hameed and Zahira Ismail. The team produce creative and inspiring events across the United Kingdom.

Time: 19:00 – 22:30
Tickets: £35 click here


Meet chef Ruby Kughanathan, Papi’s Pickles

Ruby’s passion for cooking began at a young age when she would help her mother in the kitchen, first with breakfast before school and then moving on to assist with family dinners. She had to leave her hometown due to the conflict in Sri Lanka, with her family moving several times to avoid the war. In 2004 Ruby got married and came to the UK where she has settled and had a family of her own. Today Ruby works with Papi’s Pickles, the family-run and community-driven social enterprise that employs migrant women, catering for a wide variety of events around the capital. She credits Papi’s Pickles as life-changing, helping her not only find work, but build confidence and explore her interest in cooking.

Time: 12:00 to 15:30
Tickets: £20 Click here