WACS Rallies Support For New Global Initiative, “How To Feed The Planet In The Future”

From: World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)
Published: Mon May 07 2012

World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and the city of Daejeon unveiled today a new global initiative, "How To Feed The Planet In The Future", at a Roundtable Discussion before the WACS General Congress.

Panel members included distinguished members of the culinary community including Rick Moonen (Executive Chef/Owner, RM Seafood); Elisabeth Vallet (Director of Eurpoean Programs, Seafood Choices Alliance); Mats-Eric Nilsson (Author, food writer and investigative journalist); Sanjeev Kapoor (Chairman, Indian Cookery Pvt Ltd); Yen Koh (Executive Chef, Unilever Food Solutions, South East Asia and Singapor); and WACS President Gissur Gudmundsson.

The Panel issued a Declaration to all members of the culinary community to use their abilities to shape the future and create positive change. The Declaration outlines basic principles and specific action plans for developing and disseminating food for the future to enhance the health of humankind and improve the quality of life.

"As chefs and members of the culinary community, we are stewards of the world’s ecosystem," stated Chef Gudmundsson. "Every one of us has a responsibility to implement practices that promote health, nutrition, and sustainability. If we serve the Earth, it will serve us."

The Declaration outlines specific actions for the culinary community including supporting locally grown and in-season ingredients, knowing the exact origin of ingredients and how they were harvested, minimizing waste, and educating staff and guests about the importance of serving food with integrity.

Chefs and members of the culinary community from over 90 countries were in attendance and pledged to support the goals set forth in the Declaration. WACS will continue to promote this initiative to its 10 million members with a global campaign, seminars and events.


About World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS):
Founded in 1928 in Paris, France the World Association of Chefs Societies is a global network of national chefs associations from 92 countries, representing over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. WACS is a non-political professional organisation dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WACS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.

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