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Zero food waste masterclass and cook-off

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Do you Love Food Hate Waste? The Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), in partnership with TAFE NSW (Sydney Institute) will be holding a fun, interactive, and ‘sustainable/green’ food event! The event is FREE and open to all.
Celebrity chef and Love Food Hate Waste ambassador Jay Huxley will be performing a one-hour ‘zero food waste’ Masterclass. During the Masterclass Jay will share his tips and tricks for avoiding food waste – great for the environment and our pockets!
Jay Huxley’s Masterclass will be followed by an exciting student cook-off competition. TAFE’s Commercial Cookery students will be given a Mystery Basket challenge to prepare a delicious meal whilst producing no waste.
This event will not only be a great learning experience but a tasty one too. Everyone will get to enjoy a sample of what’s on the menu.
From this event you will walk away with great ideas for how to save your money and the environment at the same time. From menu planning, preparation and cooking tricks and tips to smart storage ideas – this workshop will be practical and suitable for the home cook.  Come and join the fun on October 28 in the TAFE courtyard from 12pm-2pm! The Masterclass will run from 12pm-1pm and the student cook-off from 1pm-2pm.

There is no charge for this event. Drop by and join in the fun.

The food:

The food cooked will be contemporary Australian with a focus on quick cooking for the home cook. Fresh, fun and flavoursome dishes will be prepared and shared with the audience.

The issue:

More than 800,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by NSW householders each year! (read more).  A further 340,000 tonnes of food is throw away by businesses in Sydney alone. Food waste is not just a waste of money, it’s bad for the environment. (read more)


Event will be held in the Ultimo Campus courtyard. Enter via Jones Street, Harris street or Mary Anne Street.

The project:

This event is part of a larger project looking at food waste reduction. The Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, will be supporting TAFE to strength food waste reduction concepts into the Sydney TAFE curriculum for commercial cookery and events management students. The projects will also see food waste reduction introduced into UTS Business courses for postgraduate students, and education material be developed for the Sustainability learning and teaching website. More information here.

This event is part of the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi.

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This project is being supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

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28 October 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Off campus

Event will be held in the Ultimo Campus courtyard. Enter via Jones Street, Harris street or Mary Anne Street.




No bookings necessary.