Paris, France, June 2017: The first ever meeting of the Feed the Planet Advisory Board was held earlier this month in Stockholm, Sweden. The full-day event brought together partners Electrolux, AIESEC and Worldchefs to discuss past learnings and future plans for the Feed the Planet initiative, which deliver strategies and projects that contribute to securing a sustainable and equitable food future.
“The Feed the Planet program represents a true partnership,” said Thomas Gugler, President Worldchefs and Advisory Board Member, “in that is was born from a shared vision, and will grow by leveraging our mutual core competencies to make a real-world impact. As a global authority on food, Worldchefs must show leadership on some very pertinent defining issues of our time- those of food sustainability, poverty alleviation, and equal opportunities for education.”
The Feed the Planet mission is to inspire better food consumption and cooking habits among consumers and professionals, and to help people in need, or simply to deliver better food, better life and a better future. Launched in September 2016, Feed the Planet started with food waste awareness initiatives in several regions, sustainability education for chefs in four culinary schools and emergency intervention in crisis areas such as in Greece for refugees, in Peru for flood victims, and in Italy for earthquake survivors through World Chefs Without Borders. Another achievement was finalizing the design of a mobile kitchen, to be deployable in emergencies globally.
“As three very different but complementary organizations united by shared values of sustainability and social responsibility we have come far during this period. We look forward to leveraging our learnings, replicating and scaling up the projects,” says Malin Ekefalk, Electrolux Director Social Responsibility.
A series of programs and initiatives are being planned – with some underway already – to deliver on these goals. Projects include for example hosting workshops to promote sustainable practices in the kitchens of chefs and consumers; helping to put better food on the table and providing advice on cooking on a tight budget; serving meals and raising funds for those in need in every corner of the globe; and providing workplace education and emergency relief efforts.
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About Feed the Planet
Feed the Planet is a Worldchefs initiative in partnership with Electrolux and AIESEC.
By leveraging our core competencies, we seek to develop collaborations, strategies and projects that contribute to securing a sustainable food future.
Our goal is to inspire better food consumption and cooking habits among consumers and professionals, maximizing sustainable choices and health while contributing to a reduction of negative impacts.
We are also working towards support people in need – in putting better food on the table, providing advice on cooking on a tight budget, offering workplace education and through emergency relief efforts.
World Association of Chefs Societies (“Worldchefs”) is a global network of chefs associations founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris, where the venerable Auguste Escoffier was named as first Honorary President. Today, this global body has over 100 official member chefs associations that represent more than 8 millions of professionals worldwide.
WORLDCHEFS is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.
Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG, Anova, Frigidaire, Westinghouse and Zanussi, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. In 2016 Electrolux had sales of SEK 121 billion and employed 55,000 people around the world. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led network creating positive impact through personal development and shared global experiences. Our vision: peace and the fulfilment of humankind’s potential. AIESEC develops the leadership potential of youth through experiential learning, volunteer experiences and professional internships, enabling both employers and organisations to connect with a global network of talent.
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