The average NSW household wastes 315kg of food a year – that is the equivalent to three fridges worth of produce – and the City of Canada Bay is keen reverse this trend says Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.
“The consequences of food waste are costly and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the average NSW household wastes $1036 every year,” he said.
“In Canada Bay alone, we regularly see our residents throw out approximately half their red bin full of food waste.
“To combat food waste, help save the environment by reducing methane gases and save your pockets, we have partnered with local restaurants for a dinner series called Eat Taste Create.
“The idea of these dinners is to educate the community on how they can avoid food wastage, saving them dollars as well as helping the environment.”
As part of Eat Taste Create, local chefs from six restaurants in the City of Canada Bay share their tips on how to minimise food waste, saving you money whilst helping the environment and creating tasty meals.
Copo Café, in Drummoyne is kicking off the dinner series on Saturday, 14 November with a South American inspired dinner. Join Copo for a three course dinner, with the head chef providing his tips on how to best minimise food waste in the kitchen.
South American Inspired at Copo Cafe
When: Saturday, 14 November at 7pm
Where: Shop M3. 135 Victoria Road, Drummoyne, (access on Formosa St)
Bookings: Essential as spaces are limited. Phone Copo on 9719 9057 or make a reservation online: www.copocafediner.com.au
Chef de Cuisine at Vatel Restaurant
When: Thursday, 26 November at 7:30pm
Where: 188 Lyons Road, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Bookings: Essential as spaces are limited. Phone Vatel on 9181 3961 or make a reservation online: www.vatelrestaurant.com.au
Four further dinners are planned: two in February, and two in March 2016. More details will be available soon.
Guests are encouraged to share their own tips to be included in an online cookbook prepared by Council.
To further inspire foodies and the community to share their tips on how they reduce their food waste, we are running an Instagram completion November, 2015 to March, 2016. Capture your creative recipes for leftovers, nose-to-tail cooking, preserving ingredients and use the hashtag #EatTasteCreate and tag @canadabay to win. We will be selecting our favourite image every month, with the winner receiving an $80 Harris Farm Market voucher, with a total of five vouchers available; as well as one of our Eat Taste Create kits. For further information on how to enter the competition and the terms and conditions, please visit the Environment section of Council’s website.
This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.