Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential – unlocking the secrets to love food, hate waste and save money
Saturday 11 March, 10am – 1pm,
Seager Hall, Wells United Church, Union Street Wells BA5 2PU
Spaces are limited and booking is essential. (Online booking here).

Boiled eggs in shape of a heart. Love food.Join Sustainable Wells Food Group and Somerset Waste Partnership for a free, thought-provoking three-hour session over a cuppa and cake, to take a guilt-free look at the food we waste, why it happens and share helpful habits to reduce our food bills and the cost to the environment.

As a nation of food lovers and waste haters, it’s surprising how much of our food ends up in the bin. But with just a few small changes every day, we can cut food waste at home and save up to £60 a month.

By rethinking how we shop, planning our meals better and using up our leftovers, together we can make a big difference.

It’s not often that “doing your bit” is as simple as keeping food out of the bin.

Kitchen Confidential supports the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign, sharing fantastic facts from their latest research, as well as helpful tips, tools and inspiration to make the food you love (and household budgets) go further.

The session starts with a presentation to highlight the issues around food waste, followed by a chance to explore key behaviours to reduce food waste at home. Using a mix of presentation, discussion and activities, it promises to be a lively session. Bring your questions, suggestions, ideas and leftover recipes tips to share.

Developed in collaboration with Sustainable Wells Food Group, Kitchen Confidential will be led by Beth Prince from Somerset Waste Partnership, a long-time supporter of Love Food Hate Waste, who runs training sessions for SWP’s Somerset Food Champions volunteer scheme.

Kitchen Confidential is a not-to-be missed opportunity for anyone passionate about reducing food waste at home, saving money, recycling more and/or helping others in your community to do the same.

If you are interested in volunteering with Somerset Waste Partnership and will be attending the Kitchen Confidential session, you can sign up for the supplementary training in the afternoon to become one of our Somerset Food Champions. Keep reading for more information.

To join us at Kitchen Confidential, book your place online now. Spaces are limited and on a first served basis.

Where to find us
Seager Hall, Wells United Church, Union Street Wells BA5 2PU
Remember to book your place.

Union Street car park adjacent to Seager Hall has lots of spaces but is limited to a maximum stay 3 hours. All day parking is available at Waitrose long stay area near the top in Whiting Way, Wells.
Map of car parks in Wells.

Want to do more in your community?

If you care about good food, cutting costs, and driving down waste why not become a Somerset Food Champion volunteer with Somerset Waste Partnership?

After Kitchen Confidential, a supplementary session will help equip you to engage and encourage others to explore the issues around food, to make better use of food we have and to slim our food bins. You’ll receive additional tools and resources to help you champion the cause in your community.

All you have to do is pass on those ideas to friends, neighbours and others in a way that suits you. We are not looking for experts. You just need to be keen to waste less, recycle more, save cash – and help others do the same.

As a rough target we would love volunteers to aim to put in 30 hours over a year, but we fully expect some to do more and some to do less. We are grateful for any time you put into promoting food waste reduction and recycling.

The training to become a Somerset Food Champion includes the Kitchen Confidential session (10am-1pm) and a supplementary volunteers session from 2-4pm to outline the scheme and explore how you can bring Love Food Hate Waste to your community.

Over the last two years, 22 volunteers have joined the Somerset Food Champions scheme and passed on helpful advice and information through talking to friends, family and colleagues, to the wider public at display stalls, through blogs and newsletters, running workshops activities, giving talks, and developing food initiatives and campaigns of their own.

If you want to know more about becoming a Somerset Food Champion, please contact Beth Prince by email (please quote Somerset Food Champions in the subject line) or call 01823 625700.

You can register for the Somerset Food Champions training when booking the Kitchen Confidential session online.