Love Food, Hate Waste awarded 1st place at Cheshire Show
The campaign, which looks to promote the use of leftovers to create quality meals, also claimed 1st place in the Non-agricultural Trade Stand Competition.
Having toured Cheshire East earlier this year, the stand celebrates all that is good and great about reducing food waste, creating fun meals for all the family and saving money on food bills.
On Tuesday, June 22, staff from Cheshire East Council joined footballers from Crewe Alexandra Football Club and Macclesfield Town Football Club in a “cook-off”. Led by professional chefs, Richard Fox and Nigel Brown, the group were taught how to prepare a number of meals made from food which would typically end up in the bin.
The Love Food, Hate Waste trade stand also included a children’s area, composting zone and kitchen garden.
Those who visited the stand were given recipe cards, free rice and spaghetti measurers and took part in a ‘more or less’ game, based on Bruce Forsyth’s ‘Play Your Cards Right’, to demonstrate how much food is thrown away each year
Cheshire East Council Leader, Wesley Fitzgerald, said:
“I am pleased the ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ stand has been given these awards. It is a testament to the hard work of all the staff from Cheshire East Council who took part.
“I am very proud to be part of a local authority that fully supports this historic and important show. We are living in difficult economic times and it is a pleasure to see local traders attending an event with so much enthusiasm and vigour.
“Cheshire East is committed to protecting the heritage of the area, of which the Cheshire Show is a vital part. I look forward to this event being a major part of our calendar for many years to come.”
Did you know?
- UK households throw away 8.3 million tonnes of food every year, most of which could have been eaten.
- Wasted food costs the average family with children £50 a month.
Top (L-R): Cheshire East Council Leader, Wesley Fitzgerald, Jennifer Sanderson, Sue Benson, Rob Edge, Mark Scott and Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Middle (L-R): Louise Douglas, Hayley Wood, Lynne Oldham, Karon Crimes, Anna Wilson, Jo Rozsich and Richard Bramhall.
Bottom (L-R): Andrew Arditti, Debbie Rowe, Ralph Kemp, Rob Harland and Stefan Stainsby.