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Sustainability Education for Culinary Professional

Worldchefs developed the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum to teach chefs how to think and act sustainably.
The free course includes 8 lessons to help students engage with key themes and learn how to inspire positive change for both the planet and the bottom line.

Start your online learning journey but watching the following lessons.

The course is taught by Chef Chris Koetke, CEC, CCE, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Chairman.

  1. Sustainability Education – Introduction to Sustainability
  2. Sustainability Education – Agriculture
  3. Sustainability Education – Animal Husbandry
  4. Sustainability Education – Seafood
  5. Sustainability Education – Energy
  6. Sustainability Education – Water
  7. Sustainability Education – Waste Management
  8. Sustainability Education – Sustainable Nutrition

After completion of all videos, whenever you feel confident with the earned knowledge, take the following quiz to claim your Feed the Planet digital badge and certificate:

In case you have any questions please contact Linh To, Projects & Events Manager at linh@worldchefs.org.

Enjoy!

Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals is part of Feed the Planet, an initiative to promote food sustainability founded by Worldchefs, powered by AIESEC and Electrolux Food Foundation.

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Donate to Chefs with Compassion

Donate to Chefs with Compassion

South Africa needs your support. Help the SA Chefs Association, together with Chefs with Compassion and the help of dozens of chefs from around South Africa, to feed the hunger. Read their open letter below and please donate if you can.

Dear Chef,

Over the last week, you may have seen or heard on the news of the unprecedented widespread riots in parts of South Africa. The reasons are complex but are certainly grounded in the vast socio-economic challenges that are present in South Africa. The destruction is immense and affects many of the more vulnerable sectors of our country. Coupled with the ongoing COVID pandemic, these riots will have a devasting long-lasting effect on regional economies, supply chains, and subsequent hunger within South Africa.

Last year, on the initiative of one Che, Phillipe Frydman, a feeding scheme was formed as a response to the hard lockdown. A registered charity was created with the primary mission of feeding the less fortunate within our society. Food was rescued from locked down hotels and restaurants, unsold fresh produce saved from the incinerator at the fresh produce market and donated almost expired dry goods were turned into nutritious meals. To date Chefs with Compassion has cooked approximately 1,8 million meals, largely from rescued produce that otherwise would have gone to waste.

We are certainly not the only organisation who is tackling the problem of food waste and the vast issue of hunger in South Africa, however, two large organisations have temporarily stopped their operations due to the current unrest. Something which I understand.

We at Chefs with Compassion have resolved to continue, our volunteers on ground (some of them operating in the unrest areas) have convinced us that that the need is greater than the intimidation factor.

It is for this reason I am writing asking your assistance. We need funds to continue. I am aware that the pandemic is global and all of us have been affected financially, emotionally, and on a very personal level. here exists within all societies across the globe donor apathy and fatigue- we all want to move on with our lives. However, for many people here, that is just not possible. Hunger is real, food waste is real – we can change that if we try. Chefs with Compassion has proven that we can alter someone’s day by feeding them.

Even though the organisation is run by volunteers we still have costs – from the rental of our Sharehouse ( it where all the produce comes in before it is shared out to all the wonderful chefs and cooks ), to the rental of trucks, the utilities, and more.

I humbly ask you to help us raise funds in your country with your chefs Association. Your Dollar, Euro, and Pounds stretch far in this beautiful country. Literally, every cent counts in these troubled times. For less than a dollar, we can produce and deliver a nutritious meal.

Sadly, our resources are currently stretched – with supply chains been halted from the coast- many communities are being forgotten – the news and support are mainly focusing on the larger cities of Durban and Johannesburg – between them lies many small towns some of them have no fuel, food, medicine or water. In addition to our committed network of kitchen hubs across the country, we leave on Monday with some 4 tons of essentials from Johannesburg. A small first step

The South African people and particularly the culinary community fondly and thankfully remembers the various Cooks Tours against Hunger which was hosted by the Chefs Association- unfortunately, we cannot do these activities at this time. Humbly, we ask you to send what you can in terms of financial aid – every dollar, euro, pound, and yen will make a difference to fellow humans, and it will all be accounted for – the charity is run by volunteer chefs.

Without your support, many will go to bed hungry, food waste will continue and the key philosophy– Good Clean and Fair food for all, will undoubtedly take a back seat as community poverty increases in these uncertain times.
If you have any questions, I would be happy to provide you with more information about how you can help support our work at Chefs with Compassion. Email: arnold@foodonthemove.co.za.

We greatly appreciate your donation, and it will be used to continue to rescue produce, cook nutritious meals and feed the vulnerable.

Please join us! Please share with other organisations and institutions who you feel may be able to help. With your donation, we’re one step closer to achieving our goal of raising $100 thousand dollars from chefs, cooks, and producers across the globe.

With culinary regards,

Arnold Tanzer

www.cwc.org.za

Donate via EFT

Bank Name: First National Bank Account Holder: Chefs with Compassion
Account Type: Cheque Account Number: 62852995269 Branch Code:250655 Swift: FIRNZAJJ.

Donate via Payfast:

https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/chefswithcompassion


To learn more about Chefs with Compassion and their great work, you can watch Episode 4 of Sustainability Around the World.

You can also read more about them in the latest issue of Worldchefs Magazine.

To find out how you can get involved at Chefs with Compassion visit their website cwc.org.za and their Facebook page Chefs with Compassion.

For more on the South African Chefs Association, visit sachefs.co.za.


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Electrolux Professional acts for food support and sustainable cooking together with the Electrolux Food Foundation

SWEDEN, 26th of February 2021 – Electrolux Professional is proud to announce the support of the Electrolux Food Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization that supports initiatives to inspire more sustainable food choices among professionals and consumers, and to support people in need in the communities around us.

See original press release here.

Since food is a major battleground in the fight against climate change, the foundation’s focus is well aligned with the Electrolux Professional commitment to contribute to change through its Sustainability Commitment, that supports the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

Niklas Lindsköld, Head of Sustainability at Electrolux Professional “Our support to the Electrolux Food Foundation is a natural step for our sustainability commitment. With our community of dedicated, professional chefs around the world, along with the involvement from the Worldchefs organization, we are uniquely positioned to support the initiatives and important messaging about the need for healthy food and sustainable cooking.”

The Electrolux Food Foundation was established in 2016 focusing on supporting activities on food and related sustainability issues. The foundation brings employee initiatives to life by supporting them with funding and resources. In 2020 the foundation donated more than 800,000 meals around the world.

“We are delighted that Electrolux Professional has decided to join up with us and support the Food Foundation. Our partners give us an edge and help us to be a force for good,” says Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation.

The purpose is to inspire sustainable eating and cooking habits among consumers and professionals, and to support people in need through education and emergency relief efforts. The foundation supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Responsible Consumption and Production (#12) and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development (#17).

Find out more in our web site: www.electroluxprofessional.com/corporate/electrolux-food-foundation/

Media contact Jacob Broberg, Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Communications +46 70 190 00 33

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Feed the Planet December: The latest in food, planet & health

Hello Chef,

The world is changing, and so are menus.

Plant-based alternatives are booming. This is more than a trend, it’s a social shift. The next generation is adapting to safeguard the future more than any other consumer, with more than 40% of millennials adopting plant-based diets.

It’s so important that chefs stay up-to-date with both consumer demands and how to satisfy them, and perhaps even more important to understand a key root cause for the shift: the climate crisis.

Chef – we’re here to help you take action. Get started by reading this email!

FEATURED

Planetary Health Diet – Sustainability Around the World

We’re kicking of 2021 with Brent Loken, Global Food Lead Scientist at WWF Global Science. Together with the world’s leading scientists, Brent is helping to feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet, while preserving our planet.
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Sustainable Nutrition – Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals

The Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Webinar Series is back with a new lesson on Sustainable Nutrition! Developed by Torribera Mediterranean Center, this lesson shows how foods that are good for us are better for the planet, too.

learn more >>

Sim Chef – Worldchefs Academy

Worldchefs Academy just launched in Portuguese! The online Pre-Commis Chef Course and mobile app is now available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Free for everyone, no matter the education or skills level.
learn more >>

NEWS + MORE

Sustainability Around the World Episode 7: Food Service Energy Efficiency
watch now >>

Issue 26 of Worldchefs Magazine is out now!


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Become a Feed The Planet Champion


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Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean: Virtual Conference
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The Future of Plant-Based Meal Solutions Is Sensational
read more >>

RECIPES TO #FEEDTHEPLANET

Rhythm of Nature Ravioli
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Vegetarian Christmas Wreath
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Easiest Ever Chocolate Mousse
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SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS

Worldchefs is seeking contributors for our new blog space at latest.worldchefs.org.

Do you have a story, recipe, or article you want to share with us? Let’s hear it! Get in touch via this link.

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THE BOTTOM LINE

Changing what we grow, cook, and eat is more imperative than ever if we want to have a chance to save the planet from the effects of climate change. 
Your choices have real impact.
Help use your power to ensure a sustainable future.
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Worldchefs News: November 2020

“No matter who wins this election, it will take abolition to create our future. No matter who wins this election, it will be up to you to create networks of care that sprawl across normative divisions. No matter who wins this election, it will be your duty to fight, to win, and to love one another.” — Assata Shakur

Whether you’re refreshing your feed for the latest news, rushing off to work, or caring for your family, the world is watching another unprecedented week in an unprecedented year.

No matter where you are, the future is our cause. And there’s a lot of work to be done! Whether you’re looking for professional opportunities, new skills, or community, we’ve got you covered. 

Stay safe,
The Worldchefs team

FEATURED

The Future of Plant-Based Meal Solutions Is Sensational — Free Webinar

Join us to better understand consumers and their motivations for choosing plant-based food, with key elements to drive success and how to get started.

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Programme Manager: Pastry, Bakery and Confectionery —  International Culinary Institute

Find this and over 35,000 other jobs on Worldchefs online community. Join for free at worldchefs.org/login.
apply now >>

New Module — Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals

The Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Webinar Series is back with a new lesson on Sustainable Nutrition!
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NEWS + MORE

World’s Top Chefs Coming to Wales Next Year for Prestigious Event
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New Unified National Peak Body to Represent Australia’s Chefs


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F. Dick Knives: Special Discount for Worldchefs
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Live Your Dream with Christian André Pettersen
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Food Service Energy Efficiency
watch now >>

Become a Feed The Planet Champion
read more >>

SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS

Worldchefs is seeking contributors for latest.worldchefs.org and our next magazine edition.

Do you have a story, recipe, or article you want to share with us? Let’s hear it! Get in touch via this link.

#THISISWORLDCHEFS

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Feed the Planet October: The latest in food, planet & health

Hello Chef,

Did you know that if just 10% of the global population switched from eating meat to plant-based alternatives, 176 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions could be avoided each year?

Chef – the science has told us. The experts have told us. Consumers have told us. The plant-based movement is not only imperative to the future, it’s good for business.

“We can’t just nibble at the edges anymore,” says Brent Loken of the WWF. Let’s take a bite out of climate change. Keep reading to find out how.

FEATURED

Food Service Energy Efficiency – Sustainability Around the World

Richard Young, food services energy expert, shares how to save money sustainably by purchasing, operating and maintaining kitchen equipment and system efficiently.
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Power on the Plate with Electrolux Food Foundation – Food Matters

A chef, a scientist, a social entrepreneur, and a consensus: eat more plants, try new things and waste less food. Tune in to hear more from The Food Matters panel of experts.
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The Vegetable Philosophy with Frank Fol – World on a Plate

For more than 30 years, Frank has spearheaded a contemporary movement that puts vegetables back at center stage. He’s taken this approach to new heights, from his Michelin starred restaurant to creating the We’re Smart platform.
listen now >>
 

NEWS + MORE

Become a Feed The Planet Champion
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Study: Swapping Tenth of Meat Intake for Veg Could Free Up Land Size of Germany
read more >>

The Pandemic Has Given Organics a Big Boost but Most Profits Aren’t Flowing to Small Producers
read more >>

Nestlé Professional is Launching Planetpro to Help Customers Navigate the Sustainability Business Challenge
read more >>

RECIPES TO #FEEDTHEPLANET

Butternut Squash Soup
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Stuffed Cabbage Leaf with Mushrooms
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Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
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SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS

Worldchefs is seeking contributors for our new blog space at latest.worldchefs.org.

Do you have a story, recipe, or article you want to share with us? Let’s hear it! Get in touch via this link.

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THE BOTTOM LINE

Global meat consumption is higher than ever and that continued growth carries major implications for water, climate, and land use.
Your choices have real impact.
Help use your power to ensure a sustainable future.
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Feed the Planet is an initiative to inspire sustainable food consumption among communities and culinary professionals. Founded by Worldchefs, it is run in partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC.


 
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Become a Feed The Planet Champion

Since 2012, Worldchefs sustainable initiative, Feed The Planet has continuously driven sustainable changes across continents via its extended network of supporters and volunteers. In order to recognize and celebrate the tireless contribution of chefs, educators and enthusiasts who help to drive our sustainable efforts, Worldchefs has created the Feed The Planet Champion program.

Have you been teaching kids about sustainable food habits? Have you been tracking and reducing waste in your kitchen? Are you an avid follower of Worldchefs’ monthly Sustainability Around the World webcast? If so, your ongoing efforts to promote and practice culinary sustainability will now be rewarded in the form of a digital badge and certificate issued by Worldchefs Feed The Planet.

With 3 levels of recognition, Feed The Planet Champion provides credible record of your growing dedication to sustainability, starting from Awareness (Level 1) to Promotion (Level 2) and Engagement (Level 3). The application process is free of charge, in accordance with the criteria listed below.

The application process is simple: choose a level that best fits your experiences and submit your evidences (photos, screenshots, certificates, documents, etc.). The application criteria are also downloadable HERE

If you have any question, please reach out to Linh To, Feed The Planet Coordinator at linh@worldchefs.org.

APPLY TODAY

Feed the Planet is an initiative founded by Worldchefs to inspire sustainable food consumption among communities and culinary professionals as well as to support people in need through education. Powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC, the vision of Feed The Planet manifests in 4 major projects: Like A ChefFood Heroes ChallengeFood Waste Challenge and Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals. Since May 2020, the webcast Sustainability Around the World hosted by chef Chris Koetke is broadcasted, featuring outstanding culinary sustainability enthusiasts across continents.

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Feed the Planet Newsletter: The latest in food, planet & health

Hello Chef,

It’s a rough time, and for so many reasons. But the thing about the future is that we have the power to shape it. No matter how much we have to reckon with, let us be a reason for optimism. 

Want to be a part of building a better future? Start by educating yourself. In this month’s newsletter, we’ve got more resources to help you!

FEATURED

Panel Discussion – Sustainability Around the World

From the Americas to Europe and Asia, explore how one motivated individual can inspire others and ignite local change that has global impact.
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The Original Green Chef with Arthur Potts Dawson – World on a Plate

Arthur Potts Dawson was dubbed the “The Original Green Chef” by former boss Jamie Oliver. Hear how this award-winning chef is leading a global campaign for sustainable food practices.
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Meet Your New Customer – Make it Sizzle

People around the world are following a flexitarian diet, which means they actively choose to eat less meat. Here are some of the reasons that may influence their dining choices.
read now >>
 

NEWS + MORE

Our Meatless Future: How The $2.7T Global Meat Market Gets Disrupted
read more >>

Kamala Harris Brings Food Justice to the Democratic Ticket
read more >>

Nestle Adds Plant-based Tuna Alternative


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Dilmah Conservation Launches Sustainable Beekeeping
read more >>

Skill Up with FREE Access to The French Chefs Handbook


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RECIPES TO #FEEDTHEPLANET

Fried Eggplant, Tomatoes & Salted Egg Salad with Calamansi Twist
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Vegan Paella


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SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS

Worldchefs is seeking contributors for our new blog space at latest.worldchefs.org.

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Worldchefs News: Staying Connected, Note by Note Cooking, Sustainability Around the World & More

Dear Chef,

As Worldchefs’ founding president Auguste Escoffier once said, “Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”

As the world begins to ease lockdown measures, it’s no surprise that the resounding question has become “when will restaurants reopen?”

Taste buds are waiting for the keepers of a magical craft. You control senses, make memories, and bring people together. Hang in there, know you aren’t alone, and get ready to work with what we have as only a chef can.

FEATURED

Sustainability Around the World – Feed the Planet

Join the conversation with outstanding chefs creating menus that are healthy for both people and the planet. We’re kicking off today with Frank Fol, the former Chef/owner of Michelin starred restaurant Sire Pynnock.
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Stay Connected While You Social Distance  – Worldchefs

Build your network without leaving home. With a Worldchefs profile, you can connect with 500,000+ hospitality professionals. Expand your professional bonds with the most influential culinary body worldwide.
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Is Note by Note the Future of Food? – World on a Plate

Hervé This is ushering in a new phase of culinary evolution with Note by Note cooking. Explore how this culinary pioneer is reimagining the food frontier and bringing today’s chefs into the fold. 
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NEWS + MORE

Wondering about reopening? These are the guides used by top chefs.
read more >>

Times of Crisis become Times of Opportunity in Mexico
read more >>

WCWB Thailand launches CHEFHUG Project as CSR COVID-19 Recovery Relief Effort
read more >>

Despite Internet Blackouts 17 Pre-Commis Chef Certificates Awarded in Rakhine, Myanmar
read more >>
 

SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS

Worldchefs is seeking contributors for our new blog space at latest.worldchefs.org.

Do you have a story, recipe, or article you want to share with us? Let’s hear it! Get in touch via this link.

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Worldchefs News: Congress Cancelled, Sustainability Webinar, Judge Extension & More

“If kitchens are the heartbeat of the home, restaurants are the heartbeat of the nation.”
Chef Kwame Onwuachi, Independent Restaurant Coalition
This is an unprecedented time for our world and our industry. But through it all, what we’ve seen from our community is an inspiration. Cooking for those on the front lines, joining voices to advocate for the collective, sharing recipes and messages of hope: together, one heartbeat.

Worldchefs wishes you all health, hope, and resilience during this time. Read on for news, resources, and ways to get involved.

FEATURED
Worldchefs Board of Directors announced that the 2020 Worldchefs Congress been cancelled due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. For those already registered to attend the Congress, Worldchefs will be providing a 100% refund for all registration fees. An alternate venue to host the 2020 Global Chef Challenge final will be announced when details are confirmed. For more information, read the official statement here.
 

Now more than ever, online networking is so important. Have you joined the new Worldchefs online community? With a Worldchefs profile, you can connect with +500,000  Worldchefs members and hospitality professionals, search jobs, get advice, and more. Stay connected to your professional community. Create your account within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/loginAssociation or school? Your profile is already created! Search for your country here

Worldchefs and our Feed the Planet partners have developed a free webinar to help our community bolster their resumes and bring sustainable practices to foodservice. Join Chef Chris Koetke beginning next week for a 7-day series on Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals. Learn more and register here. This webinar is the introductory version of Worldchefs Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals. Apply to deliver the full version at your schools or workplace here.
 
NEWS FROM WORLDCHEFS
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The Myanmar Chefs Association has been working tirelessly to help provide donated food to people in need, including doctors and patients, amid COVID-19. They have already delivered 3.8 million kyat of food for donation. Thank you for all that you do!
Worldchefs Certified Judges: Extension on Licenses
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Singapore’s Top Chefs Launch Video Campaign On Hand Hygiene
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COVID-19 Resource Hub
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Coronavirus Guide for the F&B Industry
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Congratulations!
Friedr. Dick’s AJAX chef‘s knife from the 1905 series was honoured with two awards: the “KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2020” consumer award and the “DINEUS Grand Tableware Award” in the category Cooking & Baking. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Webinar: Sustainability Education for Culinary Professional
15 to 17 & 20 to 23 April
Location: Online
Register here

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Edmonton
31 May
Location: Canada

For more information and to see the full event calendar,
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WCWB CSR Siem Reap Cambodia 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus
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