Rescued Food Market 2019 What can you make with rescued food?
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Did you know that in The Netherlands, we throw out one third of the food we produce? Hotelschool The Hague wants to tackle the issue: Three years ago, a team of lecturers and students was set up and the first edition of the Rescued Food Market organised. Since then, more than 50,000 kilograms of food have been saved!
After two editions, the team felt that a new concept was needed, and came up with the idea of inviting different companies to present their product – made from rescued food of course-. The idea was to introduce the products through power-workshops:
- The Pierogies making (a dough dish that is eaten mainly in Baltic Countries) by Ms Kasia Stokowska
- A chicken quiz by Ms Arjanne Bode, Director of the Slow Food Youth Network
- A cider tasting workshop by Ms Raluca Mitran (Hotelschool The Hague alumna!) from the cider company Cider Import.
During lunch time, seven different “Food Rescue” organisations presented their products and activities at Hotelschool The Hague, Amsterdam campus. Everyone could taste the delicious products made from rescued products and hear the story behind each of the products. One of our students, Babette was very enthusiastic about it: “It so nice to try all those products and hear the story behind it, rather than just to buy and eat it”.
- GroTogether brought their coffee grounds on which they grow mushrooms for the students to see how the process goes.
- InStock introduced several kinds of granola and beers
- Slow Youth Food Network also had a stand to explain more about the mission and activities of the organisation.
- De FruitMotor was also presents and brought two ciders to taste.
- Jan van As presented their delicious fish-cookies!
- Potverdorie presented the different delicacies put in jars
- Saved by the Bellpepper Jam is a very special initiative, as it is a project let by current students of Hotelschool The Hague students as part of their Practical and Theoretical Education (PATE) project. The goal of the PATE project is to give students the opportunity to create a positive impact. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals function as a framework for PATE, in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Overall, the Rescued Food Market was a great success and raised awareness about the numerous prodcuts rescued food could be turned into.