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Michelin star chef to lead zero waste cooking workshops

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Chef Jonathan Brincat, co-founder of the Michelin star restaurant Noni, will lead two upcoming Foodwise Families zero waste cooking workshops. These workshops, taking place on 6 July and 7 September, are part of a NWAMI International Malta initiative to combat food waste and build a sense of togetherness and common purpose. The project gives parents and children the opportunity to explore traditional recipes from Malta and various corners of the world while at the same time highlighting the fact that food waste is the third largest contributor to climate change.

The Foodwise Families workshops, which are supported by APS Bank, The Hive, RMHC Learning Centre and The Melita Foundation, are open to children aged 8 to 14 together with their parents or legal guardians. Both workshops with chef Jonathan Brincat will run from 11am to 1pm and take place at the RMHC Learning Centre in Qawra. In addition to these workshops, the project will culminate in the creation of an engaging Multicultural Zero Waste Cuisine Cookbook for Children, fostering interactive and sustainable culinary exploration with information about Maltese and global culinary curiosities and traditions as well as practical tips for food shopping, food storage and food recycling.

Maria Gabriele Doublesin, President at NWAMI International Malta and the creator of the project explains: “The Foodwise Families initiative has already created a positive impact with our zero waste cooking workshops giving children and their parents and guardians valuable culinary skills which enable them to prepare delicious and nutritious meals using a zero waste approach. The fact that a renowned chef like Jonathan Brincat has also decided to support this initiative and lead our next two workshops, is a clear endorsement of the importance we should all attach to avoiding food waste and exploring the food traditions of different people in our communities.”

Chef Jonathan Brincat, said, “I love taking the essence of Maltese food and re-inventing it with a contemporary twist. Focusing on locally sourced ingredients which are in season also helps to ensure greater sustainability and less food waste. The Foodwise Families initiative is a great project that can help our communities better understand how we can all do more to be both creative and sustainable in the kitchen. I am really looking forward to the workshops and to sharing some of my ideas with the families who will be joining us.”

The zero waste cooking workshops with Jonathan Brincat are free to attend but spaces are limited and available on first come first served basis. For more information and to register click here.