Top chef Catherine Fulvio will host a Summer Cookery Demonstration, on the Laois County Council Facebook page this evening, to show you how to make the most of BBQs without food waste this summer.
Preparing more food than can be eaten is a waste and not just of food, but of your own time and money. BBQs can often result in a huge amount of wasted food.
With more people choosing to BBQ and dine outdoors this summer, Catherine shows how with a little bit of preparation and planning, you can cook an amazing BBQ for your guests while producing less food waste and taking some pressure off you as a host.
Food waste can soar in the summer, as temperatures rise it can be trickier to stop food spoiling especially as a BBQ can go on for a whole afternoon or evening.
A fact often overlooked is that around a third of all food produced is lost or wasted contributes between 8 and 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Irish households produce over 250,000 tonnes of food waste per year, at a cost of €700 per household.
Suzanne Dempsey, Environmental Awareness Officer, Laois County Council said: “It is worth considering food waste contributes significantly to climate change.
“Growing, processing, packaging and transporting of food uses energy and resources, and then when we throw food away it rots and releases yet more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
“So we are excited to have celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio involved in this campaign giving her tips and advice on how to enjoy Summer BBQs with some good food management tips to reduce food waste, save money and help the planet.”
The demonstration can be viewed on the Laois County Council website from 8pm this evening.