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Sustainability Around the World #36

Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CET UTC+02
Location: Global / Online Event

Feast Without Footprint: Sustainable Event Planning

Embark on a transformative journey with us in an exclusive webcast featuring Natalie Lowe, owner of Celebrate Niagara DMC. Together with our host Chris Koetke, they’ll unravel the complexities of sustainable event planning, tackling crucial issues such as efficient food waste management and the symbiotic relationship between chefs and event planners. Discover the key to breaking down barriers between those two, recognizing that chefs play a pivotal role in creating truly sustainable events.

Join Chef Chris Koetke and Natalie Lowe to:

  • Discover how our expert, Natalie Lowe addresses the critical issue of food choices and the efficient handling of food waste in large-scale events.
  • Explore the symbiotic relationship between the Chefs and Event Planners which is critical for the success of sustainable events, creating an eco-conscious experience.
  • Learn to make small changes that contribute to a supportive circular system, positively impacting communities and the environment.
  • Compare the differences in sustainable event planning between North America and Scandinavia.

Practical Information:

Our Partners

Sustainability Around the World is part of our Feed the Planet initiative, inspiring sustainable food consumption among communities and culinary professionals. Find out how to get involved at Also, watch the previous episode of Sustainability Around the World Webcast here.

Founded by Worldchefs, Feed the Planet is run in partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC. Particularly, this initiative counts on the support of the Electrolux Food Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation here.

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Looking forward to seeing you at the webinar!

About the Speakers

Natalie Lowe, CMM, CRL

Founder of Celebrate Niagara

Natalie owns and operates Celebrate Niagara, a DMC in Niagara that just celebrated their 18th year in business. She founded The Sustainable Event Forum in 2018 with a mandate to “Educate, Inspire, Collaborate and Act” on the Climate Emergency for event professionals. She produces “Earth Day for Event People” every April.  Over 850 people have completed her online course, “Plan it for the Planet”, she hosts an event sustainability podcast, Planners for the Planet and writes on sustainable events for MeetingsNet and Canadian Special Events.

Natalie was inducted into the Canadian Meetings Industry Hall of Fame this past year and has received the Events Industry Council Global Award for Social Impact in 2022, the Joy Fox Award for Excellence in Innovation, and the MeetingsNet Changemaker Award. She has been recognized by WWF-Canada and the Globe & Mail as a changemaker in events and sustainability. She is a subject matter expert and thought leader on sustainable events. Known for her positive energy, straightforwardness, and thought leadership, Natalie works to create climate solutions for events that are evidence-based, effective, and practical.  


Seafood Matters

Chris Koetke, CEC CCE HAAC

Chairman of Worldchefs Feed The Planet Committee; Corporate Executive Chef at Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc

Chef Christopher Koetke, CEC CCE HAAC, is currently Corporate Executive Chef at Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc, and the Chair of the Feed the Planet Committee of Worldchefs.

Indeed, having a 40-years experience of working in the foodservice industry and given his global travels experimenting with ingredients and flavors, Chris is a well-known expert on culinary matters. Therefore, in 2010, he was given the inaugural Chefs Collaborative Pathfinder Award for his work in making sustainability mainstream both within foodservice operations and education.  

Seafood Matters

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