Laois Food Waste Prevention Event

rory-oconnellLaois County Council is facilitating a Food Waste Prevention event in Cullohill, when TV celebrity chef and co-founder of the Ballymaloe School cookery school, Rory O’Connell will give a cookery demonstration.

The focus of the demonstration is to promote food waste prevention in the home, give tips on how to use all the many types of food available, how to shop for food to prevent waste, and the financial benefits.

Ann-Marie Kelly, Environment Awareness Officer and Tidy Towns Facilitator with Laois County Council said: “We are delighted to show case this event in Cullohill and must thank our partners including the EPA, Cullohill Community Council and Cullohill Tidy Towns.

The even is being facilitated by Laois County Council with funding from the EPA’s Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN) Programme and additional support provided by Cullohill Community Council and Cullohill Tidy Towns.

The chef, who has his own TV show: How to Cook Well with Rory O’Connell, said: “Food waste prevention is critical in the management of any kitchen – many of us grew up in more waste aware times but now we throw out so much food that it is costing us €700 per year. This demonstration will focus on the foods we have in our house, illustrate how to put a fresh twist on them and use them to their full potential in order to achieve the best nutritional and monetary value from them,”

This event complements the Stop Food Waste Programme currently running in Cullohill – materials for which have been provided by the Clean Technology Centre, Cork, under the LAPN Programme.

The cookery demonstration will be held onWednesday, November 23 and starts at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm). It is a free event but as seating is limited entry is by ticket only. To book your free ticket email or telephone 057 8674331.

A limited number of tickets will also be available via Cullohill Community Council and will be distributed locally.


Source and photo: Leinster Express