Welcome to Custom Food Lab.

First and foremost we are a collective of people (artists, designers, researchers, growers + activists) who are passionate about food and the future – where food comes from, how it’s grown, it’s potential to tell a story, to connect people to each other, to nature, to heritage, to discover long lost sustainable practices, to reimagine a food system outside of capitalism.

We operate through growing, cooking and sharing food, developing research and artistic projects which explore, expand, dream and share knowledge.

We make food.

We make work about food.

We grow food.

We write about food.

latest news and events

Folkestone Community Feast

Custom Food Lab’s first community feast since 2019 will be open to all from2.30pm on Friday 12th Augustat the Locavore Community Garden, CT19 6DT From 2.30pm:  GARDEN TOURS led by children from Custom’s ‘Taking Root’ holiday club, WORKSHOPS AND DEMOS about local food – past, present and future (including Rebel Farmer and Incredible Edibles Cheriton), ...

Taking Root

Taking Root is a free ‘creative nature club’ for children aged 5-11 in the Locavore Community Garden. It is a core element of our upcoming programme of work Seeding the Commons. It runs 4 days a week for 4 weeks during school holidays and includes a healthy lunch and snack. Children spend time relaxing in ...

22nd June 2022 – Introducing Jack Ky Tan and the Governance Garden

As part of our upcoming project ‘Seeding the Commons’, Custom Food Lab directors have been working with artist Jack Ky Tan to creatively reimagine our governance. Custom Food Lab has been through so many changes over the last couple of years. When we began, we were very focused on aligning food production through our restaurant ...

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