Worldchefs and Food for Soul partner on sustainability education

Worldchefs and Food for Soul partner on sustainability education

Food for Soul, the nonprofit organization founded by Chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore, is partnering with Worldchefs to deliver sustainability gastronomy training to Food for Soul’s Chef Network and Refettorio project partners around the world.

Launched in 2016, Food for Soul in collaboration with nonprofit operational partners aim to change behaviors in how we value, respect and nurture our food system.

The collaboration will amplify the impact of each organization’s educational initiatives and empower chefs to learn and implement strategies toward resiliency and sustainability.

At the center of the collaboration is the launch of a four-week training program expanding on Worldchefs’ Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum. The course will provide participants with specialized knowledge and practical skills exploring the food system through an international lens, with a hybrid format of independent study modules, online community learning and self-assessments.

The joint training program will be offered in three waves beginning in November 2021 to Refettorio chefs and apprentices and expand to Food for Soul Chef Network joined by Worldchefs’ international members. Each wave will begin and conclude with interactive webinars led by Feed the Planet Chairman Chef Chris Koetke. Participants will have the opportunity to incorporate their own expertise and engage and network with their fellow learners.

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Worldchefs developed the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum in 2018 to teach chefs how to think and act sustainably. The free course includes eight lessons to help students engage with key themes to inspire positive change and improved profitability. Each lesson includes activities, quizzes, localization tips and assessments. A global resource, the course is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French. Over 3,500 hospitality professionals have been trained using Worldchefs sustainability curriculum as the network of Worldchefs Sustainability Education trainers around the world continues to grow.

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