Squash is absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that chef and television & radio broadcaster, Andi Oliver, is to become our first Squash patron. All at Squash have been big fans of Andi’s work for many years and we are delighted that she will be formally joining the Squash family in this vitally important ambassador role!
‘For a few years now I have been a huge fan of the brilliant community driven work that Squash Liverpool share with the world. I am truly honoured and thrilled to be officially joining forces with them to spread more sunshine light and of course fantastic food and feasts! I can’t wait to see what we do together!‘
We first met Andi in 2018 when, as part of our programme celebrating the 10th anniversary of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture, she lead the creation of a huge feast for 100 local people. It was so inspiring and heartening to work alongside her. Her support and encouragement of our Women’s Food Business trainees, volunteers and kitchen team was phenomenal.
Since then we have loved meeting and sharing ideas, values, hopes and dreams with Andi. All of us at Squash admire her love and passion for good food, her commitment to campaigning for social & healing justice, her awareness-raising around climate emergency and her bold and infectious enthusiasm for the wellbeing of community members.
We look forward to working with Andi to inspire future cooks, chefs and food producers, to making beautiful community gatherings together and to our continued friendship journey!