City Food Lecture

Since 2001 an annual ‘City Food Lecture’ has been held in London at Guildhall in order to discuss contemporary food issues.

The idea for these lectures originated from a number of food-oriented livery companies, who wanted a platform to explore relevant food industry issues.

Seven Livery Companies which have close associations with the sector, namely the Bakers, Butchers, Cooks, Farmers, Fishmongers, Fruiterers, and Poulters promote the event. In 2008, these seven city food Livery Companies, in conjunction with the City of London and several key commercial sponsors, took on the organisation of the event themselves.

The format of the event usually includes a welcome address by the Lord Mayor, a key lecture, and a panel session comprising a range of leading specialists from the food industry.