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Thank you for joining our course and I hope you found it informative. I am sure when you signed up for this course, you didn’t realise just how important sustainability …

Wrap of the week

Well done, you’re at the end of an Introduction to Sustainable Practices in Food Service. We hope you have enjoyed learning more about sustainability, after all; understanding more about why …

Hospitality Schools are adopting sustainability

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 …

Food service response to sustainability

Becoming sustainable is a journey and needs the owners and leadership to have a shared vision to become sustainable. Without leadership and dedication to pursue this goal, only superficial change …

A circular economy

You will recall we discussed the three dimensions of sustainability; social, environmental, economic. These are often referred to in business as People, Planet, Profit; or the triple bottom line. A …

Sustainability in Food Service

Hotels and food service operations consume a lot of non-renewable energy (electricity and gas) and water, and through the production process, generate a lot of waste. Consider these statistics: United …

Food of the past and future

Hotels and food service organizations can choose what food to buy and who to buy it from, but one thing is a fact, they buy a lot. Meat, seafood, fresh …

What does sustainability mean to you?

Defining sustainable development The Oxford Dictionary defines Sustainable Development as: “Economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources.” The concept of sustainable development was described by the 1987 …

Brief history of sustainability

We can trace the history of sustainability back to early human civilizations, where society would flourish, followed by a sustainability crisis that was either successfully resolved or led to its …

Welcome from Chef Andy

Hi, I am Chef Andy, Group Executive Chef at the International Culinary Studio and I am your mentor during this course on Sustainability in Food Service. Hotels and food service …