Resource Use

Watford students publish cookbook to help reduce food waste

Students from the West Herts College have published a cookbook entitled Love Your Leftovers, aiming to support Watford’s students and residents in tackling food waste through cooking.

The soon-to-be-published cookbook written by twelve trainee chefs from Watford’s West Herts College features plant-based recipes, including starters, main courses and desserts, as well as tips on how to cut down on waste.

Watford studentsLove Your Leftovers was published in collaboration with Watford Council’s recycling and waste partner, Veolia.

Head of School for Food Academy and Hospitality Andy Wakeford acknowledged Veolia for its support: “I would like to thank Veolia for facilitating this opportunity for West Herts College students to produce this book which they enjoyed completing.

“Hopefully the long term benefit will be to raise awareness of the need to reduce local food waste to protect the environment but also help to ease some of the burden on the family purse.”

The money raised from the cookbook will be distributed amongst four Watford-based charities: Mencap Watford, Dementia Watford, Reveley Lodge and the Polio Foundation.

The release of the cookbook coincides with the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s first Food Waste Action Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of food waste backed by retailers and NGOs alike.

Food Waste Action Week is this week, running from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 March.