Episode 7: Food Service Energy Efficiency

On this episode, Chris welcomes Richard Young, the food services energy expert behind the development of the informative “Energy” module of Worldchefs Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals.

Trained as an electrical engineer, Richard started his career in alternative energy, changing from energy-generation to energy-efficiency when he joined The Food Service Technology Center research team over thirty years ago. With the principle of “Sustainability Beyond the Plate,” he has consulted thousands of hospitality management and staff on how to save money sustainably by purchasing, operating and maintaining kitchen equipment and system efficiently.

Join Chris and Richard to learn how to optimize the energy usage in your kitchen.


Check for more energy efficiency seminars, equipments rebates and energy calculator on California Energy Wise.

Get certified as an Energy Efficiency Expert by taking Fishnisk‘s Online Sustainability Training for Foodservice Professionals – Fe3.

Sign up for the next module of Sustainable Education for Culinary Professionals! Click below to learn more.


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.  

Have an earth-friendly recipe to share? Click here to submit it! And don’t forget to become a part of the Feed the Planet community. Join 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 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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