Food Waste Workshop Apr 24th

Food Waste Workshop

Food Waste Workshop
in association with the Clean Technology Centre & FoodCloud


When: 9am - 11.30amMonday 24th April 2017
Where: Syndicate 2, Rochestown Park Hotel Conference Centre

The cost of food waste varies but includes the cost to buy, cost to cook (or process), cost to manage (serve, cool, package) and then the cost of disposal. The solution to this waste of money for your business is to prevent food waste.

Join Taste Cork to hear from Colum Gibson & James Hogan of the Clean Technology Centre & Eimear Delahunty, FoodCloud.

At this workshop the following topics will be covered - 
  • Food is where the money is – the true cost of food waste
  • Prevention – the cheap way to improving your bottom line
  • Energy, Water & Waste - best practice tips for reducing costs
  • Matching surplus with scarcity

Who should attend -
  • Staff working in the foodservice industry with a responsibility for sustainable
    practices & for reducing food waste.
  • Local businesses looking for advice & tips on reducing costs for energy, water & waste.

Speakers - 

Colum Gibson, Clean Technology Centre, CIT

Colum Gibson is an environmental consultant and researcher at Clean Technology Centre in CIT.  He has managed a number of major EPA projects relating to waste prevention in business and is currently leading a research project on reducing food waste in businesses in Ireland. Colum is also project leader of the EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme and the current national waste characterisation programme.

James Hogan, Clean Technology Centre, CIT

James Hogan is an Environmental Consultant and Project Manager with the Clean Technology Centre. James has been Programme Manager of Green Business Programme since 2011.  He also established the Green Hospitality Programme in Cork in 2004. These programmes provide resource efficiency advice to a variety of different businesses including more than 20% of the hotel sector in Ireland.

Eimear Delahunty, FoodCloud

Eimear Delahunty is the Regional Development Co-Ordinator for FoodCloud Hubs in the Cork Region.  Having previously held a number of positions in the charity engagement teams of both FoodCloud and FoodCoud Hubs (formally Bia Food Initiative), her primary focus as co-ordinator is to support and improve the charity experience across the three FoodCloud Hubs. She has a BA in Anthropology from Maynooth University and an MA in Public Policy from UCD.

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