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Introduction to Sustainable Practices in Food Service

International Culinary Studio via FutureLearn

Overview

Improve your sustainable practices within your organisation

Sustainability isn’t just about ‘greening’; sustainability actually means ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.’

On this course, you’ll look at general global sustainability concepts, issues, and concerns, before focusing on sustainability specifically within food service and what you can do to reduce your impact.

Explore the environmental impact of the food industry

There are many different aspects of sustainability that affect us all. From climate change to carbon footprints, you’ll learn about the various environmental issues in general terms.

You’ll then hone in on sustainability in the food industry, delving into food waste, non-renewable energy consumption, and plastic pollution, among other topics. This will help you to discuss the decisions, actions, and reasons for implementing sustainability practices.

Discover how to implement sustainable practices within a food business

This course will guide you through the different ways that you can implement sustainable practices in both your personal life and in a food service organisation.

You’ll examine the circular economy, using a real-life example to demonstrate the practical ways that it can work. You’ll also discuss how a food service company could consider some key aspects of sustainability, alongside discussing the various challenges you might face.

By the end of this course, you’ll have both strategies and support to create and work within sustainable food service businesses.

Learn from the experts at the ICS

The ICS, accredited by the World Chefs’ Association, are committed to providing professional, excellent, technology-driven education to improve every aspect of the food industry.

This course is designed for anyone working in the food industry, but specifically small business owners and caterers as the course presents clear strategies for making your work sustainable.

There are no specific requirements however we will direct you to download an App and we will guide you on where to find it.

Taught by

Andy Cordier

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