Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean: Virtual Conference
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. Thankfully, we need to look no further than to the health, sustainability, and flavor principles of the Mediterranean Diet to adopt a road map to a better future. Join the Torribera Mediterranean Center — a project of The Culinary Institute of America and the University of Barcelona — for Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean: Virtual Conference. In roundtables and presentations, leading chefs and scientists from around the world will discuss health, nutrition, sustainability, and flavor strategies to help chefs and foodservice operators operationalize the Mediterranean Diet into menus and products suited to the demands of 21st century consumers, in a Covid-19 era. You’ll get plenty of time for questions and conversations with these experts in this virtual program.
Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the designation by UNESCO of the Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, and at a time of great uncertainty in our industry worldwide, how can scientists, chefs, business and government leaders, and food systems change-makers collaborate to significantly increase the presence of the heart of the traditional Mediterranean Diet — principally, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, legumes, nuts and seeds — on the menus of restaurants and foodservice operations across the Mediterranean and worldwide? And to that end, how can this same collaboration inspire next-generation culinary strategy, food product innovation, and consumer engagement building on the genius of the centuries-old food cultures of the Mediterranean basin? These questions drive the work behind Tomorrow Tastes Mediterranean.
The Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC) is a joint initiative of the University of Barcelona and The Culinary Institute of America. It leverages the strengths of two leading educational institutions to address vital public health and sustainability issues through expanded academic, professional, and business collaboration. As the only academic center focused on preserving and broadly advancing the Mediterranean Diet and the wide application of its principles, TMC connects cutting-edge food and nutrition research with world-class culinary insight, food and agricultural business innovation, and translational strategies across multiple sectors of society—all within a pan-Mediterranean cultural reference framework.
In a partnership initiated by Custom Culinary® and Worldchefs, The Torribera Mediterranean Center developed an additional, 8th module on Sustainable Nutrition for the Feed the Planet Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals program.
To sign-up for the free 8th module debuting on December 1st, click below!
Haven’t joined for the full online webinar series yet? Interested in earning a digital badge in sustainability? You can take part in the first 7 module’s of the Sustainability for Culinary Professionals webinar here.
Want to get involved in sustainability projects at home and around the world? Feed the Planet can help connect you with fun, easy, and impactful initiatives designed for especially for chefs. Visit www.howtofeedtheplanet.com now.
For more on sustainability, tune in to Worldchefs Podcast: World on a Plate, and be sure to check out our episodes with UN Advocate Chef Arthur Potts Dawson, influencer Max LaManna, and The Vegetable Chef, Frank Fol.
Sustainability for Culinary Professionals is part of our Feed the Planet initiative. Find out how you can get involved at www.howtofeedtheplanet.com.
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