Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos. Find out the latest sustainability news, developments and information on our blog. We cover concepts like food waste, plastic-free, seasonality and much more.

 

Introducing our sustainable team building package!

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As London’s most sustainable cooking school, it goes without saying that all our private and team-building events are run with sustainable practices in mind. However, we’re now taking this one step further, with our sustainable event packages!

These new packages will see visitors create delicious dishes that minimise waste and use less meat, all while learning about sustainability concepts such as carbon footprints, sourcing ingredients and seasonality.

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Plastic-Free July: Easy swaps in your kitchen

Plastic Free July is a fantastic initiative that aims to reduce plastic pollution, but can seem overwhelming on first glance! After all, plastic hides in many products, making swapping them out harder than first thought.

Luckily, there are many easy swaps to make in the kitchen. We have been running a single-use-plastic-free kitchen for over 12 years, so have found many solutions along our journey.

Lose the packaging

The UK suffers from excessive plastic packaging so reducing your consumption is an important first step.

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Ros Rants: The ethics of chocolate

I am an utter chocoholic and love the stuff but I always have one huge proviso – it has to be 100% slave free. The chocolate that I devour and that we use at Cookery School is always ethical.

In our chocolate making class, taught by the wonderful Jon Hogan from Rococo, we start the day with a tasting of a range of different ethical chocolates. Our students are always shocked to learn that the chocolates that they eat all the time aren’t free of controversy and ought to be given an enormously wide berth.  

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The importance of sourcing sustainable fish

Why is it important to source sustainable fish? Fishing continues to be one of the biggest issues facing the food industry. With over-fishing and dredging jeopardising fish stocks and sea bed ecology, it is more important than ever that we investigate where our fish is coming from and ensure the methods used are as sustainable as possible.

What does sustainable fish mean?

Sustainable fish is caught in ways that allow the long-term future and viability of species,

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The top three benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables

Nicky Roeber is the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres. Here, he shares the top three benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables at home.

As we become more conscious of how our everyday choices and actions can affect the environment, many people are making the switch to growing their own fruit and vegetables. However, the benefits extend beyond just helping the planet: it can save you money and improve your health too.

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World Meat-Free Week: Helping the planet through your plate

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17th-23rd June is World Meat-Free Week, a movement that aims to promote eating more plant-based foods. With experts saying that by 2050, the developed world will need to reduce their meat consumption by 50%, it’s becoming more important than ever for individuals and families to celebrate the humble vegetable. Here at Cookery School, we’re leading from the front, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan classes,

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World Environment Day: four ways to help reduce air pollution

June 5 marks World Environment Day and this year, the theme is air pollution. London is one of the world’s most affected cities, making it even more of a challenge for businesses and individuals to be sustainable. However, we’re not deterred – in fact, knowing that there’s plenty to do only encourages our efforts.  Over the last 16 years, we’ve had success with a number of initiatives. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Recycle everything

Reducing the amount of general waste that is incinerated can go a long way in improving our air quality.

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Avoiding food waste in the home

Did you know 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK annually? Methane, the gas given off from rotting food, is 23 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, making it a huge contributor to climate change. In fact, if food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest contributor to climate change, after USA and China.

Many people worry about their carbon footprint without realising how much impact throwing old food away has. 

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