Celebrity chef tackles food waste at Limerick demonstration

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Catherine Fulvio at LIT
Catherine Fulvio at the LIT demonstration

Celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio charmed and audience of more than 200 at a food waste prevention cookery demonstration in LIT’s Millennium Theatre last Wednesday night.

As well as demonstrating imaginative seasonal recipes, she flavoured her presentation with a series of waste prevention tips.

Limerick City and County Council Environment Awareness Officer Sinead McDonnell said that preventing food waste is a key aim under the Southern Regional Waste Management Plan.

“It is important that we continue to find creative ways to engage on this issue. It is great to have Catherine on board during national reuse month to help get the message out there while at the same time engaging us with her culinary skills,” she said.

“As a nation we generate two tonnes of food waste every minute, yet one person in every eight goes hungry. Add to this the fact that the average family throws out about €700 of food a year, we know this is an issue that needs to be tackled”, Ms McDonnell explained.

Limerick City Tidy Towns Committee Chairwoman Helen O’Donnell said it was wonderful to have one of Ireland’s top chefs in Limerick sharing her knowledge and love for cooking along with emphasising the importance of food waste prevention.”