The oceans matter in Gauteng too!

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The culinary industry speaks sustainability

WWF-SASSI and Eat Out hosted Gauteng’s flagship sustainability workshop on 24 June 2019 at the WWF-SA Braamfontein offices. Some of Eat Out’s finest judges gave top tips to chefs and key players in the industry on running a sustainable restaurant. Sourcing, eating and promoting local produce were high on the agenda in addressing some of the complexities surrounding food security, sustainable consumption, species protection and local economic development.  Over 40 people attended and set the bar for Gauteng’s emerging and existing restaurants.

InfoChef foodies on food security

WWF-SASSI exhibited at this year’s exhilarating InfoChef 2019 and engaged with over 500 students, chefs and the general public! The event was held at Sun International’s The Maslow at Times Square in Pretoria on 30-31 July.  Sun International is also a proud partner of WWF-SASSI. InfoChef provided an interactive platform for students, culinary experts and all visitors to learn, engage and acquire information. The fresh look and exciting new approach with a multi-platform program gives students, learners, chefs and foodies the chance to touch, taste and experience offerings and products on a new level. The program consisted of an education and chef’s village, speakers, skills lab an interactive skills-oriented expo. InfoChef placed a huge focus on food security and sustainable consumption that echoed the core of SASSI’s messaging.

Another highlight in our Gauteng social calendar was Rhino Day! The Johannesburg Zoo pulled off yet another successful awareness campaign with over 200 scholars attending and marching around the zoo to create awareness around our beloved Rhinos.

Melisha Nagiah – WWF-SASSI Project Officer, Gauteng