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Hospitality Schools are adopting sustainability

Hotel and chefs schools are also responding, building sustainability into their DNA. We will look at some of the ways they are doing it.
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Sustainability is a growing concern worldwide considering the increasing demand for food and diminishing natural resources. Schools have recognized the need to include sustainability into their curricula to ensure that graduating students will exit qualifications understanding the importance of embracing sustainability principles into businesses.

Many schools have incorporated sustainability as part of their ethos introducing it as a subject and implementing various initiatives such as creating local farmer partnerships; starting school vegetable gardens; introducing waste reduction, composting and recycling; bee keeping; aquaculture projects; managing their energy and water use and improved student work-life balance.

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International Culinary Studio, a global online learning business, offers internationally recognized Chefs Qualifications. International Culinary Studio believes that students can live a more balanced and productive lifestyle if their individual needs are met.

Every qualification has been developed around sustainability principles and is a core subject in each course.

All learning material is online, saving paper and reducing waste, students have equal access, using their home kitchen to learn. Student fees are lower, and student loans’ burden is less because the costs associated with setting up expensive catering school kitchens and facilities do not exist.

Each carefully thought-through recipe uses locally available, seasonal ingredients. Students can learn to cook at home, in the time they have available, caring for their family while feeding their family at the same time.

Because students can study remotely, they don’t add to road congestion, using less fuel and reducing CO² emissions, importantly students have more time with their families.

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Le Cordon Bleu, Paris Roof Top Vegetable Garden, part of their sustainability program

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Students collecting waste as a social upliftment project

Discussion

Find a few social pages of hotel / chef schools in your country. What are they doing to embrace sustainability? Why do you think this is important for schools?

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