Episode 4: Chefs with Compassion

On this episode of Sustainability Around the World, Chris talks with Chef Coovashan (Coo) Pillay, National Project Manager for Chefs with Compassion. A non-profit founded in response to the humanitarian crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, they are reducing food waste while alleviating hunger and suffering in cities and towns across South Africa.

Chefs with Compassion takes produce that would otherwise have gone to landfill and provides delicious, nourishing meals through the skills and compassion of a network of chefs in centres around the country, by leveraging relationships with farmers, agents, markets, retailers, wholesalers, producers, manufacturers and organisations.

So far, they’ve served more than 328,177 meals with over 300 volunteers in 5 cities.

Discover how Chef Coo and his team at Chefs with Compassion are transforming surplus rescued produce into wholesome and nutritious meals for those in need.


Learn more about Chefs with Compassion and find out how you can get involved at chefswithcompassion.org.za. Find them on Facebook on their page Chefs with Compassion.

For more on the South African Chefs Association, visit sachefs.co.za.

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.  

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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 Around the World is part of our Feed the Planet initiative, inspiring sustainable food consumption among communities and culinary professionals. Find out how you can get involved at www.howtofeedtheplanet.com.

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

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