À vos frigos workshops, supported by Fonds Éco IGA, are free cooking courses for citizens of Quebec and New Brunswick that provide tips and tricks to help people reduce household food waste. The 120-minute courses are given by a chef from La Tablée des Chefs and an expert in food waste from Fonds Éco IGA. Together they will cook with unsold, edible products from IGA supermarkets and offer advice about how to use these consumer-neglected products to their full potential.
One hundred and seventy workshops were offered throughout Quebec and New Brunswick between September 29, 2016 and April 9, 2017, gathering nearly 2,500 participants.
WHY HOLD WORKSHOPS ABOUT COMBATING FOOD WASTE?
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one third of food produced every year is not eaten. In Canada, 47% of household food goes to waste. Studies have estimated the cost of these losses at $14.6 million.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Registration is closed for this year. Keep an eye on the jourdelaterre.org/avosfrigos page in the fall!
TAKE PART AND YOU COULD WIN ONE OF FIVE ZERO-WASTE MEALS!
Registered workshop participants could also win one of five zero-waste dinners; four will be prepared in the comfort of their own kitchen, and one will be held in Montreal or the Montreal area and hosted by À vos frigos spokesperson Stefano Faita.
À VOS FRIGOS WORKSHOPS AT WORK!
Sixty-one À vos frigos workshops were also offered in company workplaces. The one-hour workshop-conferences offer employees tips and tricks for reducing food waste at home and at work while they get to taste some delicious À vos frigos recipes.