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Max La Manna

Sustainability Show 2022



Max La Manna is a low-waste chef, award-winning author, and host for BBC Earth food shows. Max’s debut cookbook More Plants Less Waste was awarded the Most Sustainable Cookbook in 2020 by Gourmand. In 3 years, Max has captivated over 1 million passionate and engaging foodies across his social media platforms. Max's recipe content and food shows have been seen by over 1 billion people. 


The UK is currently seeing a surge with food insecurity, it's more important than ever to minimise food waste when possible. I look forward to inspiring mindful habits with my live cooking sessions at the show, from easy kitchen hacks to simple, satisfying plant-based recipes - minimising food waste starts at home.



Max grew up as a child in his father’s fast-food restaurants, but started cooking at the age of 15. After leaving home in Connecticut, Max moved to New York City to pursue modelling and an acting career in Los Angeles. Max modelled for top fashion designers, magazines and as an actor on NBC’s soap opera Days Of Our Lives. 


When not in front of the camera, Max worked late nights serving, bartending and cooking in some of New York City’s and Los Angeles’ most popular restaurants. Max now lives in the UK with his wife and their 32 houseplants, developing original and inventive recipes that utilise the whole ingredient. 

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