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.
It’s the 8th March, known to many as International Women’s Day – a celebration of the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe and a fine time to highlight Rosalind’s pioneering early days when she set up her first company, Piemaker. Piemaker specialised in making fine pies and cakes using traditional English recipes.
Coming as no surprise to anyone, Ros defiantly refused any ingredients that contained additives or preservatives –
Did you know that 250kg of plastic gets dumped into our oceans every second of every day across the world? That’s a tonne every 4 seconds! Plastics take decades to break down. The plastic is having an adverse on the food chain, changing animals and it’ll change us too. This whale has been created using that same amount of plastic so that it’s easy to actually visualise the extremity of what humans are doing to the planet.
There are so many words that get thrown around with regards to sustainability that it can get a bit confusing at times and occasionally misleading. We thought we’d list the main ones here in our sustainability glossary to help you live a little greener.
A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product. A carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).
Reducing how much water you use and saving on water doesn’t have to affect your daily routine. These simple changes can make a huge difference.
It may feel like we have too much rain in Britain but the UK actually has less drinking water available per person than most other European countries. As the population increases, it means water resources will become even more stretched. Reducing water waste saves energy needed for treating and pumping water for use in our homes as well as protecting wildlife.
Sustainability has always been a key part of our ethos and we have always focused on minimising the impact on the environment by recycling waste, using renewable energy and sourcing local and seasonal produce where possible, however we were determined to include sustainable cleaning.
In an effort to become even more sustainable, we realised we needed to adopt a more eco-friendly way of cleaning so we made the switch to Delphis Eco, the leading manufacturer of ecological cleaning products in the UK.
We are proud to be London’s most sustainable cookery school. Sustainability is at the core of our school: we teach sustainable cooking for sustainable learning. This means that our classes and instructions are clear and fuss-free. They are straightforward- no jargon and no fads. Our students go away with lessons that are learnt thoroughly, equipping them with the ability and confidence to cook in their own kitchens at home.
Some of you have been asking why we’ve changed colour! So here’s a bit about why we’ve rebranded…
We’ve gone green! In fact, we’ve always been “green” here at Cookery School but we now have a brand new look to reflect this. Since we started Cookery School we’ve always tried to be as sustainable as possible even before it was ‘cool’ to be so.
Here at Cookery School, sustainability is not just a buzzword but has always been part of our ethos, even prior to the advent of wonderful organisations like the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and Sustainable Fish City who push us to do even more. We are proud to be the only London cookery school with the maximum three stars from the SRA.
We truly believe in the value of learning to cook together. With over 15 years of experience, we are experts at delivering fantastic corporate events in a relaxed and informal, yet professionally structured environment.