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Chef's Table

Is the World in a Pickle? Preserving the Value of Food

Event Details
03 Nov 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Chef's Table

Join The World Food Programme and OmVed Gardens in this online workshop looking at preserving food to reduce global food waste.


The workshop will highlight the value of food, the effort that goes into producing it and the unconscionable nature of food waste. We will be joined by WFP officers in Bangladesh, to explain and explore their local projects helping female farmers to pickle turmeric leaves, thus providing themselves with an income.

This will be followed by a pickling masterclass, teaching some simple tips for preserving food. Preserving is an age-old skill that cuts across cultures and provides an example that makes us realise the value of food and become more aware of food waste. The masterclass will be led cross continent, by Anahita Dhondy in India, and Arthur Potts-Dawson, WFP Chef Advocate, in the United Kingdom.

There’s enough food to feed the world’s 7 billion people and yet 690 million people go to bed hungry each night. Globally, one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons per year.

If we could reverse current food waste trends, we could save enough food to feed 2 billion people.

This interactive event is free and will be hosted by WFP Chef Advocate Arthur Potts Dawson and supported by OmVed Gardens and World Food Programme (WFP).