Climate Friendly Cuisine: Food Service Guidance and Best Practices for a Healthy Planet
The Climate Friendly Cuisine educational conference took place on September 11, 2018 at the LinkedIn offices in San Francisco. The conference was an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit and aimed to teach food service professionals the importance and profitability of sustainable and climate-friendly food service practices.
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Conference Highlights: Insights, Collaboration and Commitments
More than 140 participants from over 70 organizations attended the conference. The day began with a keynote from world renowned Chef Traci Des Jardins. She shared stories of her path to leadership in sustainable food service, from portion size reduction, to her latest mission of combating plastic wrap!
Participants heard from three incredible speaker panels with highlights including presentations and discussions on plant-dairy versus animal-dairy, simple changes to prevent K-12 school food waste, the effectiveness of peer to peer education, and technology tools for waste tracking and analyzing a menu’s carbon footprint. Bon Appetit Management Company prepared a plant-based lunch which participants enjoyed during the networking lunch hour.
As the day came to a close, attendees showed their commitment to sustainability by making pledges to reduce food waste, source sustainably and promote a plant-forward diet. The day ended with an exhibit hall that showcased over 15 sustainable food service products, tools, and services.
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