ABOUT THIS PROJECT
One-day conference Great Taste – Zero Waste aims to promote sustainable food culture and provide solutions to minimize food waste.
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October 12, 14.00–18.30 (GMT+3)
The conference will serve as a knowledge and experience exchange between the Nordics, the Baltics, and Poland — countries with different historical backgrounds and experiences when it comes to reducing food waste and optimal use of resources.
The event will bring together experts and stakeholders working in the fields of gastronomy, food, and waste reduction. Leading researchers and environmental NGO representatives from the Baltic Sea region will share the latest findings on food consumption and food waste. Possible solutions will be presented by the EIT Food community and other experts. The event will conclude with culinary conversations by Polish, Baltic, and Nordic top chefs. The focus will be on specific methods for reducing food waste which the participants will be able to implement in their future daily work.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to send them to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All presentations and videos will be uploaded in this webpage after the end of the event.
Are you looking for new and creative ways to reduce your food waste?
This GREAT TASTE – ZERO WASTE TOOLKIT is created to help you reduce your food waste at home, making your cooking routines even greener – while still tasting great of course! We will introduce you to best practices, tips and tricks, recipes, quizzes and much more, all created and shared by our talented experts from around the Baltic Sea region. All so you can get cooking!
To help you remember, we recommend you print out our postcards and put them on your fridge – or share them with your friends and family.
ALL TIMES GMT +3
H.E. Flemming Stender
The Danish Ambassador to Latvia
Simon Drewsen Holmberg
The Director of the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Ewa Rzeszowska and Aleksandra Niżyńska
EIT Food representatives
Stefan Eriksson and Maija Kāle
Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia representatives
Latvian NGO Green Liberty research and project data about the food waste
by Inga Belousa
by Miķelis Grīviņš, PhD
Food waste and food consumption patterns during the pandemic
by Inese Siksna
EIT Food Foresight study and food waste in the Baltic Sea region
by Aleksandra Niżyńska
Perspectives in preventing food waste in Poland by 2030
by Maciej Jagaciak, Polish Society for Futures Studies
“Direction for the future restaurant – good practices” EIT Food research and summary of the Polish HoReCa representatives co-creative work
by Ewa Rzeszowska & Katarzyna Młynarczyk
Fighting Food Waste From Farm to Table: The Rub & Stub Journey
by Maria Abrahamsen, Rub&Stub
How can technology help us reduce food waste?
CHEF’S TALK /
Novotel- Hotel chain chef implementing change
by Jakub Emanuel Malec
How far have we come in terms of reducing food waste?
by Mārtiņš Sirmais, Latvia: Chef, Co-owner of Restaurant 3 pavāri
Aida Čepukaitė, Member of the council Lithuanian Chefs and Confectioners
Stella Kurik, Fotografiska Tallinn
The event is organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia, EIT Food, the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the Danish Embassy in Latvia.
The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia works to promote Nordic-Latvian co-operation in areas of common interest. The conference is organized within the framework of their project Future Trends of Food in the Nordic-Baltic region.
EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, aiming to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector. The initiative is made up of a consortium of key industry players, startups, research centers, and European universities.
Great Taste – Zero Waste is a follow-up event, building on the success of the Great Taste – Zero Waste project which was hosted by the Danish Culture Institute and Danish Embassy in Latvia and took place in Riga in early 2020.