Food Waste Champions
You may have seen them on your screens, cookbooks, social media feed, or even know them as your friendly neighbour. These Canadians believe in rediscovering the value of our food and are sharing their tips, tricks and recipes.
One of Canada’s most beloved chefs, Bob Blumer is committed to helping Canadians rethink the way they look at household meals. Bob has been spotted on CBC, Global News, The Weather Network, Marilyn Dennis, and more sharing his easy to implement food saving tips.
Bob first encountered the issue of food waste while exploring his passion for cooking and food. He was the host of the Food Network’s The Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and World’s Weirdest Restaurants. He is also a cookbook author and illustrator.
It’s about looking at our food differently on a daily basis. Instead of automatically tossing that parmesan cheese rind or that sad little slice at the end of the bread loaf, let’s find easy ways to use and enjoy them. Preventing food waste is better for the environment than composting your food, and it’s better for your wallet too… food waste costs the average Canadian household 11 hundred bucks a year.
Based in the West Coast of Canada Jennifer Pallin better known as Foodess influences Canadians daily with her nutritional knowledge and understanding of what it means to run a busy household, feed a family, and prevent food waste all at once!
Her brand, Foodess, provides her audience a space to achieve greater knowledge about the science of cooking and become inspired with recipes that use up food items already in the fridge. After years of studying science-based cooking, Jennifer serves as a passionate voice on how a little creative energy can go a long way in preventing food waste in Canadian kitchens.
Christine is most at home in her own kitchen, crafting recipes while maximizing the return of each organic ingredient, focusing on the philosophy that food should be used from root to tip. With years of exposure to how much food is wasted in Canada, Christine’s passion for food waste reduction was born and bred. She uses her platform to influence her audience to find ways to creatively use leftovers and ingredients already in your fridge.
Christine lives in Toronto where she makes cooking look easy through demos at trade shows, cooking classes, and her involvement in various culinary media events.
Getty is a Professional Home Economist in the heart of Canada where she shares her passion and skills for using and preserving seasonal foods through workshops, recipe development, media appearances and her website. Growing up on a farm, studying Human Ecology at U of Manitoba, raising a family and years of vegetable gardening gives Getty an ideal combination of practical, every-day skills with sound, evidence-based knowledge to share with her audience.
Getty became a champion of reducing food waste in 2010 when unused, fallen fruit in her neighbourhood led her to create Fruit Share, a volunteer group that harvested and shared forgotten fruit. In addition to rescuing fruit, Getty began sharing tips and recipes for using seasonal food. Today, Getty continues to share tips and ideas for reducing waste, enjoying and preserving seasonal food.