Rebalancing The Plate – Sustainable Cooking Practices 3rd September

Start Date: 03/09/2024

Duration: 9.30am - 1pm

Location: Virtual Delivery

Full Fee: €199

Network Members Fee: €159

Programme overview

The webinars objective is to establish as a valuable resource for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in sustainable culinary practices. The presentation emphasizes practical strategies and real-world examples, ensuring that participants can apply the knowledge gained to their day-to-day operations .The webinar addresses a wide range of topics within sustainability in culinary practices, meeting the association's requirement for comprehensive coverage of relevant industry subjects.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1.  Gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of sustainability in the culinary industry and its various components.
  2.  Learn practical methods and strategies to integrate sustainable practices into their culinary operations effectively.
  3.  Acquire knowledge about climate-conscious ingredients and understand their significance in reducing environmental impact.
  4.  Gain expertise in implementing zero-waste closed-loop cooking techniques to minimize food waste and promote sustainability.
  5.  Recognize the pivotal role chefs play in driving sustainable practices and be inspired by real-world examples of successful implementation.
  6.  Engage with the sustainable culinary community, share insights, and learn from each other’s experiences to foster a culture of sustainability.
  7.  Leave with actionable steps and resources to implement sustainable practices in their culinary establishments immediately.

Who is this event for?

This session is suitable for owners and chefs working within a hospitality business.

Course Content

Part 1: Introduction and Context 

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Overview of the Current Culinary Landscape

Part 2: Sustainable Work Practices 

  • Defining Sustainable Work Practices
  • Benefits of Adopting Sustainable Work Practices
  • Implementation Strategies

Part 3: Climate-Conscious Ingredients 

  • Understanding the Impact of Food Choices
  • Promoting Climate-Conscious Ingredients

Part 4: Zero Waste Closed-Loop Cooking 

  • Defining Zero Waste Closed-Loop Cooking
  • Economic and Environmental Benefits
  • Implementing Zero Waste in the Kitchen

Part 5: The Chef’s Role and Case Studies 

  • The Influential Role of Chefs
  • Showcasing Case Studies

Part 6: Interactive Session and Discussion 

  • Audience Engagement
  • Interactive Activities

Part 7: Call to Action and Resources

  • Encouraging Action
  • Providing Resources

Part 8: Q&A and Closing 

Trainer Profile

Ali Honour – Ali’s Kitchen

My name is Ali Honour, I’m a visionary chef with a passion for a sustainable future. With a deep commitment to climate consciousness, I am on a culinary journey that transcends mere gastronomy. Their mission is to revolutionize the culinary world with a focus on environmentally friendly practices.
As a chef, I recognize the profound impact that food choices and culinary practices have on our planet. I champion a zero-waste approach and prioritize sustainable goals that extend beyond the kitchen. By advocating for responsible agriculture, promoting biodiversity, and actively fighting food waste, We can reshape the food industry for a greener, more resilient future. Central to my culinary philosophy is the use of climate-friendly ingredients, with a special emphasis on beans. These humble legumes not only offer nutritious and delectable options, but they also play a pivotal role in reducing our carbon footprint. By harnessing the power of beans and other eco-friendly ingredients, We can pave the way for a more sustainable and delicious future—one plate at a time.”