Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals: Online Webinar Series
Chefs are experts at making every crisis an opportunity. During these times of challenge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no different. While it is a time of great uncertainty, our industry is one of resilience and grit. Worldchefs encourages chefs to take this time to focus on what can be done to build a better future.
Worldchefs has developed a free introductory webinar to help our community bolster their resumes and bring sustainable practices to foodservice. The Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals teaches chefs how to think and act sustainably, to lead positive change for the planet – and for the improved profitability in the kitchen. The curriculum was developed by Worldchefs as a Feed the Planet initiative, powered by our partners Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC.
- Day 1 (2PM – 3PM CET, 15 April 2020) – Introduction to Sustainability
- Day 2 (2 PM – 2:45 PM CET, 16 April 2020) – Agriculture
- Day 3 (2 PM – 2:45 PM CET, 17 April 2020) – Animal Husbandry
- Day 4 (2 PM – 2:45 PM CET, 20 April 2020) – Seafood
- Day 5 (2 PM – 2:45 PM CET, 21 April 2020) – Energy
- Day 6 (2 PM – 2:45 PM CET, 22 April 2020) – Water
- Day 7 (2 PM – 2:45 PM CET, 23 April 2020)- Waste Management
A Feed The Planet certificate will only be issued to participants who complete all 7 seminars.
If you missed a lesson, you can re-watch the recording and take the daily quiz to validate your attendance and claim your certificate at the end of the series.
- Day 1 – Introduction to Sustainability: Handout – Recording – Quiz
- Day 2 – Agriculture: Handout – Recording – Quiz
- Day 3 – Animal Husbandry: Handout – Recording – Quiz
- Day 4 – Seafood: Handout – Recording – Quiz
- Day 5 – Energy: Handout – Recording – Quiz
- Day 6 – Water: Handout – Recording – Quiz
- Day 7 – Waste Management: Handout – Recording – Quiz
This webinar is the introductory version of Worldchefs Sustainability Education for Culinary Professional. You can apply to deliver the full version of our curriculum at your schools/workplaces/culinary institutions here.
As President Gugler said, “When the quarantine restrictions are over, it will be time once again to help those less fortunate and share our goodwill and consideration for others through a combination of passion, dedication, and culinary skills.” Join us for this webinar and learn strategies to help take on climate change.
Format: 7-day webinar series (60 min for Day 1 and 45 min for Day 2-7)
Time: 2PM CET (14:00 CET)
Dates: 15 April to 17 April and 20 April to 23 April (7 days, excluding weekends)
Register: CLICK HERE to complete the registration form. Once completed, we will be in touch with access information.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Date and time of the webinar series:
The series comprises of 7 webinars of approximately 1 hour each for 7 days. The first webinar starts at 2 PM (CET) on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 and the last webinar starts at 2 PM (CET) on Thursday, 23 April 2020. We don’t organize webinars during the weekend (Saturday 18 April 2020 and Sunday 19 April 2020).
You can convert the seminar time into your own time zone on the webinar registration page.
Please click on “Paris” and change it into your location.
2. Access to the webinar:
Please refer to this step by step guideline developed by Zoom.
The Zoom link provided is the same for all webinars in the series. However, please make sure you choose all the seminar dates when registering on our website to gain daily access. It is recommended that you add the webinar series to your calendar to keep track.
3. Zoom and security concern:
We understand your concern about the emerging security issues of Zoom. After reviewing alternatives, we believe Zoom is still a reliable solution for this webinar series.
Should you have a suggestion on the platform we can use for our next webinar, feel free to reach out to us.
Please see below articles regarding Zoom’s efforts to ensure your cybersecurity:
4. Webinar capacity :
As Zoom has limited capacity to host webinar participants, the session will also be live-streamed on Worldchefs’ official Facebook Page. If you can’t join the webinar because the session is full, visit our Facebook/Youtube channel and fill in the on-site attendance form and daily test. A digital badge and certificate will be issued to participants joining all 7 webinars on whichever platform once we have your attendance verified.
5. Attendance & Certificate:
- If you joined us via Zoom, your attendance is verified automatically.
- If you joined us via Facebook live, please make sure you fill in the attendance form: DAY 1– DAY 2 – DAY 3 – DAY 4 – DAY 5 – DAY 6 – DAY 7
- No certificate will be issued before 4 May 2020.
Paris, France · 7 January 2020 · Feed the Planet 2019 Achievements
Over the course of 2019, the Feed the Planet Committee and its partner organizations, Electrolux and AIESEC, have been hard at work addressing issues of global sustainability. I am very proud of the work that we have collectively achieved. There are so many stories of Worldchefs members who have stepped up and consciously made a decision to get involved and make a difference. These efforts are so encouraging!
So by the numbers, this represents some of the achievements of 2019:
- We taught over 30,249 children about sustainable eating through the Food Heroes Challenge.
- We now have 7 Like A Chef teaching centers open in 6 countries where we teach free 2-month culinary modules to help the world’s disenfranchised find employment in the foodservice sector.
- Over 800 culinary students completed Worldchefs Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum.
- As members of Worldchefs, you can share in celebrating these results. It is only through the sum of our individual activities that we can make a difference. And remember, every effort, no matter how small or big, to make our world and our profession more sustainable is a step in the right direction.
As 2020 begins to unfold before us, please reach out to the Feed the Planet committee if you want to get more involved. We welcome all efforts!!
Chef Christopher Koetke
Chairman, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee
Moscow, Russia· 20 October 2019 · Like a chef: “Cooking makes me feel good”
Meet Vanja, who grew up in an orphanage in Russia. He found his calling during our culinary training program in Moscow and is ready to pursue a career as a professional chef.
The original link can be found below.
Vanja is one of 6,000 Russian teenagers that leave their orphanages every year and can struggle to transition to independent living, with only 10% able to provide for themselves or find a job.
He is also one of the first graduates of our global culinary training program Like a Chef that in Moscow is targeted towards young orphans.
The initiative builds on the program that started in Brazil in 2017 and is a collaboration between the Electrolux Food Foundation, Worldchefs and the local ‘Big Brothers, Big Sisters’ organization.
The eight-week course provides culinary training on sustainable cooking and valuable life skills, such as learning how to work in a team, start a business or pursue an education at a culinary college.
The second wave of graduates this year have been given the opportunity to become gastronomic stars of the future after being offered internships at restaurants owned by acclaimed Russian chef Vladimir Mukhin.
In 2019, the Electrolux Food Foundation is expanding the Like a Chef program with launches in Sweden, Poland, Egypt and Ukraine.
The original article can be found on the Electrolux page.
Click here to find out more about ‘Like a Chef’.
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.
Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:
Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality;
Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;
Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.
For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.