HoW College Feed 1,000 in Worcester
11 April 2019
Yesterday Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College) Hospitality and Catering students served up sustainable treats in Worcester City Centre as part of the Feed the 1,000 event, in collaboration with the University of Worcester.
Taking place as part of the cities ‘Go Green Week’ the event saw unwanted food that would otherwise end up discarded, turned into tasty meals for members of the public.
This year, a number of local supermarkets and food distributors have been involved with the scheme, including Minor, Weir and Willis (MWW), one of the UK’s largest handlers of fresh produce, who donated over 250kg of vegetables to the College.
Talking about the project, MWW’s Business Unit Director, Steve Swain said:
“MWW are proud to be farming both in Worcestershire and around the world. We were delighted to work with HoW College to highlight the issues surrounding food waste and ensuring that we all deliver greater food security and sustainability. These messages are at the core of our business model and we’re glad that the event was such a great success.”
HoW College students prepared a feast of vegan-friendly curry and butternut squash soup using donated produce, such as wrongly shaped vegetables, which was then served to a peckish audience outside the Guildhall.
Talking about the project, Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Culinary Skills student, Oscar Martin said:
“The event was great and taught me how to work in a group efficiently and as a part of a kitchen production line.”
Level 1 Hospitality and Catering student, Trinity Hill added:
“Taking part in the Feed 1,000 event really helped develop my confidence and people skills.”
HoW College’s CRQ Leader for Hospitality, Neil Tabram added:
“The Feed 1,000 event is important as it raises awareness of environmental issues and food wastage. We didn’t know what we were going to be cooking until the delivery from the suppliers arrived on the morning, so it was a real ready, steady, cook situation! Despite of this, the students really threw themselves into the tasks and did amazingly.”
The week continues with a number of events, activities and giveaways running at The Pod in the Crowngate Shopping Centre.