Ecology Center Event

Join The Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge!

Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 11:00 am — 1:30 pm

                                                      Food waste is the 3rd biggest contributor to Global Warming on earth! In Alameda County alone, food scraps and food-soiled paper make up approximately 35% of what households discard.

Where and how can you get involved?

Join the Virtual Zero Waste Cooking Challenge and be one of 40 participants learning how to track and reduce your own food waste while preparing and cooking dishes that use ingredients otherwise tossed.

Find out how smart menu planning, conscious shopping, proper storing, and resourceful cooking can prevent and minimize food waste. In this online class, students will measure their progress using food journals and tracking sheets. The goal will be a 25% reduction in food waste by 40 participants, or 800 pounds diverted from landfill.

After her highly acclaimed “Simple Culinary Delights from Food Scraps” class last year, Stop Waste Environmental Educator, Chef Helga Alessio, will explore the many ways that you can intercept the Food Waste cycle right in your own kitchen through menu planning, conscious shopping, proper storing, and resourceful cooking.

Students will commit to measuring their food waste and will be given supplies, including food journals and tracking sheets, to measure their progress and share-out their results at the end of the program.

After each class students will enjoy the full meal they have prepared using the the waste saving techniques they have learned while sharing the decrease in weight and volume of individual food waste since the prior class.

After registration you will receive the link to the class.

Menu (subject to change):

  • Parsnip and Sweet Potato Cakes
  • Corn Chowder with Cashew Cream
  • Roasted Cauliflower with a Kick
  • Hardy Mushroom Sauce
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Cost: $10 – $15
Event Phone: 9254219574
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This event is wheelchair accessible.

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