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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!

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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.
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NEWS + MORE

Our Meatless Future: How The $2.7T Global Meat Market Gets Disrupted
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Kamala Harris Brings Food Justice to the Democratic Ticket
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Nestle Adds Plant-based Tuna Alternative


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Dilmah Conservation Launches Sustainable Beekeeping
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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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Feed the Planet: Plant-Based Recipes, Online Workshops, Sustainability Around the World, & More

Hello Chef,

Do you have a favorite plant-based recipe to share with Worldchefs members around the globe? We’re hungry for more ways to live, eat, and cook sustainably! 

We want to hear from you. Find out what we’re up to and discover how you can get involved.

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Online Workshop Teaches Lockdown Families About Food Sustainability – Welsh Country

Children and parents in lockdown across Wales are learning how they can play their part in taking care of the planet thanks to an online, interactive Food Heroes workshop.
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Sustainability Around the World – Worldchefs TV

Join us and Michelin starred chef Frank Fol for our first sustainable chef series. Tune in to hear how the former Chef/owner of Michelin starred restaurant Sire Pynnock created the Green Guide We’re Smart World to recognize green projects around the globe.
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Test Your Knowledge and Show Your Skills – Feed the Planet

There’s no excuse now! Our Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals webinar is available anytime! Watch the videos, pass the quiz, and earn a Feed The Planet digital badge and certificate. Thank you to participant Chef Graham of the Scottish Culinary Team for the great photo!
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NEWS + MORE

Be a part of the Feed the Planet community!
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Wondering about reopening? These are the guides used by top chefs.
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Women: The Climate Solution We Need to Talk About
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COVID-19 Resource Hub: Updated 4/21/2020


COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB

UPDATED | 21/4/2020

Worldchefs is here to support you during this uncertain time. We have compiled a variety of free resources, virtual events and more to help you connect with the global community, build skills and prepare to advance in a post-COVID-19 world.
ADVOCACY
An evolving list of global initiatives for the hospitality industry during the coronavirus pandemic >>
Although the Covid-19 pandemic has forced restaurants and businesses all over the world to close to contain the spread of the virus, chefs and restaurateurs are applying their creativity to create scores of initiatives to support those most affected as well as raise funds for their own employees and other industry workers. 
ESPANA: #UNOPUNTOSIETE >>
El sector de la hostelería se une con la fuerza de #UNOPUNTOSIETE millones de personas que forman el sector para reclamar ayudas específicas ante los efectos del COVID-19. Mas info: www.unopuntosiete.es.
JAPAN: Save Japanese restaurants from bankruptcy during COVID-19 >>
The Japanese restaurant industry has come together to petition the government to provide more and better support for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to read and sign the petition.
INDIA: #ReliefForRestaurants >>
Ask the Finance Minister of India to save Indian restaurants by signing this petition.
USA: #SAVERESTAURANTS >>
The Independent Restaurant Coalition needs your help asking Congress to fix the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to meet the unique needs of restaurants. You can send a letter here
GUIDELINES + BEST PRACTICES
COVID-19 Guide >>
These two guides are specifically written to help businesses in the F&B industry respond during Coronavirus (aka Covid-19) outbreaks. The suggestions here are low/no-cost and are generally good practice – they have also been evaluated by epidemiologists, public health experts, biologists, and doctors.

Now including a new Coronavirus Guide for Takeout/Delivery Businesses.

دليل فيروس كورونا للأغذية والمشروبات >>
ما هو، ولماذا هو سيئ – وكيف يمكنك المساعدة
CDC Symptoms of COVID-19 >>
Clearly communicate and inform the team about symptoms of coronavirus. 

CDC Sanitation >>
Abide by all hand washing and sanitation procedures published by the CDC.

For Hotels and Hotel Staff >>
An information sheet for hotel management and staff about coronavirus.

Singapore’s Top Chefs On Hand Hygiene >>
Nine chefs from Singapore’s leading MICHELIN-star restaurants including Sebastien Lepinoy, Kirk Westaway and Hawker Chan demonstrate the right way to wash your hands in a new public service campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19.
USA: National Restaurant Association’s Coronavirus Information and Resources >>
The passage of the CARES Act was a necessary first step towards helping the industry through this crisis, but we know more must be done.  Please visit this page regularly for updated information on the implementation of the CARES Act and for guidance on how to take advantage of the funding available to restaurants. To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, we created this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.
OPERATIONAL GUIDES
COVID-19 Training for Essential Businesses >>
Stop COVID-19 partners with essential businesses of all sizes to stop the spread of COVID-19 by providing free, high-impact training for frontline workers delivered over text message. Get FREE training for your team, available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese here.
٣ محاور تحدد ممارسات الهايجين لموظفي توصيل وتسليم الأغذية >>
نظرة على أهم إجراءات الصحة والسلامة الغذائية المتبعة في المطاعم

Operating Procedures from DIG >>
Enhanced safety protocols, delivery driver protocols, sanitation log and more.

How to Run a Restaurant in the Face of Uncertainty >>
OpenTable’s Preparedness Resource Center.

How to Prepare Your Restaurant for Delivery and Take-Out >>
Industry experts share advice on shifting their business strategies overnight to weather the storm of COVID-19.

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES & ACTION
Resources to help restaurants, bars and hospitality workers affected by coronavirus >>
This article is intended as a global evolving list of resources to help those in need.
F&B Mental Health and Sobriety Resources >>
As coronavirus shutters restaurants across the world, many hospitality workers are left in a state of stress, depression, isolation, and anxiety. Food & Wine Pro has compiled a list of free and low-cost resources to help manage mental health and sobriety.
ARGENTINA: La Asociación de Cocina Regional Argentina, presento el Proyecto “Nos Salvamos entre Todos” para garantizar una ayuda a los Restaurantes, Hoteles y Escuelas de Cocina. El mismo consiste en la baja tributaria por un periodo de 6 meses, eximir el pago de alquileres de inmuebles por 3 meses, y solventar la ayuda económica para el pago de sueldos a empleados y proveedores. 
CANADA: Canada Takeout >>
Canada Takeout is encouraging Canadians across the country to order takeout en-masse in a show of support for their favourite local restaurants. Restaurants are doing their part by staying open for takeout. Now it’s your turn to take an active part in the support of an industry that employs millions of people in this country.
CANADA: Federal Government Announces Additional Support for Small Businesses >>
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures to support businesses on April 16, including the introduction of a rent-assistance program.
CHILE: Achiga Solicita al Gobierno >>
Como asociación y representantes de todo el gremio gastronómico estamos solicitando al gobierno que se continúe con delivery como opción de funcionamiento de restaurantes ante cierre total por COVID-19 en algunas comunas del país.
ESPANA: #SalvemosNuestrosRestaurantes >>
Únete a #SalvemosNuestrosRestaurantes. Compra un bono prepago y ayuda a tu restaurante favorito.
EUROPE: We Are Still Open >>
A non-profit initiative created to help a global restaurant community in crisis: listing quality restaurants, wine bars, grocers, farmers, bakeries, etc. in Europe that are providing alternative business-models and take-out/or delivery during the forced-closings during COVID-19.
SOUTH AFRICA: Solidarity Response Fund >>
South Africa now has a COVID-19 solidarity fund, to help deal with the fallout of the novel coronavirus.
SOUTH AFRICA: Help for Small Businesses >>
Small businesses in SA can now register for help during the coronavirus disaster.
TUNISIA: Le gouvernement Tunisian a décidé pour supporter l’industrie hospitalière au pays, avec l’accord et le support de la Banque Centrale, de re échelonner les crédits et de reporter la payement des redevances sociales et fiscales, afin de préserver les emplois (du moins fixes) et la non fermeture des établissements
USA: Dining at a Distance >>
Keeping you fed while supporting local businesses during COVID–19. 
USA: Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency >>
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has collected information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 emergency.
USA: Spill the Dish Database of Resources >>
A database of resources (non-profit funds, government agencies, changed laws, even GoFundMe’s), searchable by state and type of relief.
USA: A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers >>
Nonprofits and other grassroots organizations nationwide are working to help those affected by COVID-19.
Click here to send us resources from your country.
ONLINE & VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES
HospoLive >>
Hospitality workers can upskill with access to industry-leading speakers who are donating their time for webinars and seminars on this Facebook platform from 8.30am GMT every weekday.
Industry Support Webinars >>
To help navigate the challenges of COVID-19 the James Beard Foundation is hosting webinars to help provide resources for the hospitality industry and to better stay connected throughout difficult times. 
Free Online Training: Worldchefs Academy >>
With our free online Pre-Commis Chef training program, you can prepare for your first job in a professional kitchen right from your home.
Webinar: Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals >>
Bolster your resume and help bring bring sustainable practices to foodservice. This free 7-day series teaches chefs how to think and act sustainable, to lead positive change for the planet – and for the improved profitably in the kitchen. 
CANADA: Webinar on Navigating COVID-19: Federal and Economic Update >>
Join Restaurants Canada as we provide an update on the state of the economy in the current COVID-19 pandemic, learn about federal relief measures to date, how they impact your business, and advocacy progress thus far from Restaurants Canada.
SOUTH AFRICA: Our Social Kitchen >>
This initiative intends to help keep chefs, bakers, mixologists, baristas and other industry experts in South Africa stay in front of their fans during lockdown with a series of masterclasses and live shows. See the Facebook page here and website here.
USA: ACF Offers Free Online Learning Bundle as part of ACF United Campaign  >>
COVID-19 forced the closures of restaurants and other foodservice operations around the US. While many chefs remain busy offering meals-to-go and helping their community, if you find you have a little extra time on your hands and want to keep you skills sharp and mind active, consider signing up for an ACF online learning course. 
USA: ACF Webinar Series >>
The American Culinary Federation has created a series of webinars on topics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on chefs and the foodservice industry.
Worldchefs Online Community >>
Stay connected. Open your Worldchefs account now at www.worldchefs.org/login.

 
HOW YOU CAN HELP
BRAZIL: #APOIEUMRESTAURANTE >>
Apoie Um Restaurante é um movimento que já beneficiou muitos estabelecimentos em todo o Brasil.
COLOMBIA: Apoyar un albergue con alimentación diaria >>
Dos restaurantes de la ciudad de Bogota, CHICHERIA DEMENTE y EL CHATO, nos hemos unido para adoptar un albergue del 7 de AGOSTO, donde viven 65 personas vulnerables, que pagan a diario por su cama y que por la cuarentena no pueden salir a obtener su sustento diario.
A la fecha hemos llevado almuerzos durante 6 dias y esperamos continuar mientras dure la cuarentena o las restricciones establecidas para el control de la pandemia.
DENMARK: Rasmus Munk JunkFood CPH >>
JunkFoods ambition er at sikre et varmt måltid, til alle de mange sultne gadefolk i København.
MEXICO: Comidas Solidarias >>
Ante la crisis de COVID-19, necesitamos tu ayuda para apoyar a campesinos mexicanos, pacientes y personal médico, por medio de comidas nutritivas y gratuitas.
USA: #ChefsForAmerica >>
#ChefsForAmerica is making a key connection between people who need meals and restaurant workers and drivers who need to earn a living.
USA: The LEE Initiative’s Restaurant Workers Relief Program >>
This program has turned restaurants across the country into relief centers with local chefs for any restaurant worker who has been laid off or has had a significant reduction in hours and/or pay. They are offering help for those in need of food and supplies. Each night, they pack hundreds of to-go meals that people can come to pick up and take home. 
USA: Restaurants Working in a New Capacity to Keep New York City Fed During COVID-19 >>
The restaurant and food industry in New York City has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has compiled a list of restaurants that have shifted to relief work along with the hospitals or other services they are supporting and how you can contribute. 
Click here to send us volunteer opportunities or stories of service from your country.
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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.

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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
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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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Feed the Planet: Free Webinar, Feeding Health Care Workers, Help Save Restaurants & More

A message from Worldchefs President:

During this time of challenge and difficulty caused by COVID-19, we want you to know that we are there with you and will continue to support you in any way possible. 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.
 
As always, we will stand together and support each other. We will find a way to overcome the difficult times and despair caused by this pandemic. Together, let us do what we can, no matter how little or grand, to be that helping hand amidst this global crisis. Let us show compassion and consideration to our neighbors and in our local communities.
 
Families throughout the world will be seeking assistance and we will be there to support and offer our help because that is who we are and what we do. After all, we are a community of chefs, a global fraternity bonded by our profession in “the white jacket”.

In closing, I would like to personally thank you for everything you have done and will continue to do for Worldchefs, the chefs in your association, their families and the people in your communities. Your time and contributions are always recognized, appreciated and will be forever remembered.
 
May God bless you and your family. May you always believe in the “power of the white jacket”.
 
With Sincere Culinary Regards,
Thomas A. Gugler

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Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals: Online Webinar – Worldchefs

Join our free webinar to bolster your resume and help build a more sustainable future.
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Some Restaurants Are Channeling Their Hardships Into a Way to Feed Health Care Workers – Eater

Sending meals to hospitals allows restaurants to use supplies and give employees hours while feeding the people working around the clock to keep us healthy.
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How You Can Help Save Restaurants – James Beard Foundation

We must do everything we can.
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NEWS + MORE

Coronavirus Guide for the F&B Industry
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Singapore’s Top Chefs Launch Video Campaign On Hand Hygiene


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FoodDrinkEurope Demands EU Action to Relieve Supply Chains
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A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers
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Electrolux Joins Forces with the Red Cross to Support People in Need


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Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals: Online Webinar Series

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.

This 7 day introductory webinar series is hosted by Chef Chris Koetke, Chairman of the Feed The Planet Committee, and covers 7 important topics:
  • 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.

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.

Key Information

Format: 7-day webinar series (60 min for Day 1 and 45 min for Day 2-7)

Platform: Zoom

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.

                                                                                                                      REGISTER HERE

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:

Zoom privacy and security issues: Here’s everything that’s wrong (so far)

Zoom’s Security: Here is what Zoom is doing to make its service safer

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.

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Michelin Gives New ‘Green Clover’ Symbol to Sustainable Restaurants

France · 3 February 2020 · Michelin Gives New ‘Green Clover’ Symbol to Sustainable Restaurants


The designation was awarded to over 50 restaurant in the new France guide.

The link to the original article can be found below.

Michelin is best known for its stars, but the guide features other symbols … and not just the obvious Plates and Bib Gourmands. Some examples include grapes, which signify a notable wine list, “three crimson rays,” which denote an interesting view, and a “patio parasol,” which means terrace dining. Now, another new symbol is joining the fray to highlight restaurants that are “embracing more sustainable gastronomy.”

The new literally and figuratively green pictogram—referred to as “the green clover”—looks, as the name implies, like a five-leaf clover, and it’s intended to “promote the chefs who have taken responsibility by preserving resources and embracing biodiversity, reducing food waste and reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy,” Michelin wrote in the announcement. This extra designation of environmental friendliness can be added to any restaurant already in the guide with a Plate, Bib Gourmand, or  stars.

The green symbol—which is also called a “Sustainable Gastronomy Selection” and is accompanied on the restaurant page with a quote from the chef—made its debut last week in the Michelin guide for France. Over 50 restaurants were given the distinction – a relatively small proportion of the 3,435 French eateries featured in the guide.

Michelin specifically cites “three-Michelin-starred Mirazur’s permaculture gardens, David Toutain’s collaborations with environmentally conscious producers and craftsmen, and Bertrand Grébaut’s bio-waste recycling program at one-starred Septime” as examples of chefs who deserved to be “clover-ed.”

“Faced with constantly evolving challenges including production methods, sourcing and waste management, chefs are striving to improve their practices,” Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides, said in a statement. “Often, these initiatives combine the best of the knowledge of our predecessors with the creativity and innovation of chefs who are never short of ideas. The ambition of our approach is to amplify the scope of the good and ingenious practices of chefs by putting them in the spotlight. The ideas, methods and know-how developed by these chefs will thus help raise awareness of an entire sector to its customers and the general population.”

Michelin goes on to say that the sustainability initiatives of these selected chefs “will be detailed and highlighted on the various platforms of the Michelin Guide throughout the year.” What isn’t entirely clear is when or if these clovers will be introduced to other Michelin Guides outside of France, including in America. I’ve reached out to Michelin to see if they would discuss any plans for bringing the clovers to the States, but I’ve yet to receive a response.

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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; 

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Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

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Feed the Planet: Can a Scientific Commission Save the World, U.S. Cut Back on Eating Meat, Zero-Waste Restaurants

“Nowadays, there are two conceptions about sustainability that are wrong. The one that bothers me most is when people think that this is a trend and not a responsibility or a commitment. I understand that it is a great responsibility to think about the future, about what we are going to leave behind and what we are doing to our own environment. But it’s a problem and if we don’t start working on it and solving it today, there will be no solution tomorrow. We have barely enough time.”

– Eneko Atxa, Chef at 3 Michelin star Azurmendi

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Can a Scientific Commission Change the World?
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A year after its publication, a look at how the EAT-Lancet Commission is impacting the food system.
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Nearly One in Four in U.S. Have Cut Back on Eating Meat – Gallup

A new Gallup polls finds that Americans are eating less meat. 
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Can Zero-Waste Restaurants Succeed in New York? – Bon Appétit

Some restaurants are taking radical steps to be climate-friendly, whether or not their patrons are ready. 
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How Chefs Can Cook a Better Future through Sustainability, by Eneko Atxa of Azurmendi
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T-Radio Podcast: How to Make Your Garden Edible.
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Slow Food: Slow Down for Meatless Monday with Banana Hearts.
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CNN: Nestlé is Spending Billions to Create a Market for Recycled Plastics.


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Feed the Planet: 2019 Achievements.
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Worldchefs News: Access 35k jobs, Worldchefs Village, Congress discount + More

The first month of a new decade is behind us. What’s ahead? Limitless opportunities. We’re here to help make 2020 your best year yet. See how you can get involved below.
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Worldchefs online community just got bigger and better. We invite you to join the new and improved Worldchefs platform, powered by Hosco, the world’s largest hospitality network. With a Worldchefs account, you can connect with +500,000 hospitality professionals, find +35,000 jobs, get in touch with +6,000 employers, and more! Stay inspired in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. Create your profile within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/login
 
13 days till IKA/Culinary Olympics! Visit Worldchefs Village in the heart of the competition area, Hall C2. Join us for Get Together parties with judges and competitors at our guest lounge every day to maximize your networking opportunities. Check out expert demos and tastings every 30 minutes. Experience all this and more at Worldchefs Village! Interested in exhibiting at the next Worldchefs Village? Learn how here.

 

Get your Congress 2020 tickets at a discounted price in honor of IKA! Now through February, you can save up to €200. In a group of 10 or more? Book together and save. For groups of 10 or more, every 10th ticket comes FREE! “Attending the Congress will give you the information and contacts to power up your career,” says James Beard award-winning chef & father of American Cuisine, Jeremiah Tower. Network with Jeremiah and chefs from around the globe at Congress 2020, where chefs meet!
 
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From: March 3, 2020 To March 5, 2020
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Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Stuttgart
From: February 13, 2020 To February 13, 2020
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Australia needs your help fundraising for Red Cross Bushfire relief & recovery campaign

Paris, France · 17 January 2020 · Australia needs your help fundraising for Red Cross Bushfire relief & recovery campaign

Dear Chefs, 

Fires have been blazing throughout Australia since September, destroying over 2,000 homes and killing an estimated 1 billion animals. With months left to go in the fire season, we are asking for your help. 

Desserts 4 Difference is a global campaign being championed by a growing number of pastry chefs and dessert makers to raise money for bushfire relief and recovery through the Red Cross and open to any business that sells desserts or sweets. On Saturday, February 8th, you can help by creating a signature dessert or redirecting a portion of proceeds from pastry sales for this fundraising effort. Alternately, if you are a business or restaurant, you can simply donate to support the campaign at any point.

The Desserts 4 Difference Instagram is now live so they will tag, share and post dessert photos and include all business or restaurant logos provided on the Red Cross sponsors page.

All participation is welcome. All donations are added directly to the official Australian Red Cross fundraising site. Please find the link here.  

The Australian Culinary Federation will be launching a Chefs Social Responsibility disaster aid relief initiative in conjunction with World Chefs Without Borders. Complete details will be announced soon. For information please contact office@austculinary.com.au 

Our combined efforts will make a difference, #desserts4difference

Thank you,

Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS 

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.

For image, click here: A house burning in Lake Conjola, New South Wales, on New Year’s Eve.Credit…Matthew Abbott for The New York Times

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