No Waste Cook Club - Zero Waste Cooking workshops

Published: 7 July 2021

Learn about the impacts of food waste on the environment and valuable tips and tricks for effective meal planning at Council’s free zero-waste cooking workshops!

Led by an experienced Open Table facilitator, participants will learn how to save money on grocery bills and waste less food. 

There will also be a ‘no waste cooking demonstration’, using foods that are often thrown away. 

Attendees will be able to ask questions and share their zero-waste cooking experiences, and will also receive recipes and resources to continue their journey to zero waste! 

Workshops will cover:  

  • Food Waste: a brief overview of the impact of food waste on the environment and exactly how much edible food we waste in the average Australian household. 
  • Planning: how to effectively meal plan to save on grocery bills and waste less food 
  • Food storage: easy ways to store food in the pantry, fridge and freezer to achieve maximum freshness and longevity (includes a demonstration of refreshing droopy vegetables) 

Event 1 

Date: Monday 2 August 2021, 7pm – 8pm  

Location: Online webinar 

Cost: Free, registration required 

Cooking Demo: Leftovers – Frittata - cook along at home 

Notes: Please note: This session is a virtual event. You will receive information on how to join via email as well as a list of ingredients and equipment needed to cook along at home. 

Booking link:   


Event 2 

Date: Friday 6 August 2021, 7pm – 8pm  

Location: Pakenham Library 

Cost: Free, registration required 

Cooking Demo: Sauces - Broccoli Stem pesto 

Booking link: 


For more information about Council’s waste workshops, visit or call the waste team on 1300 787 624. 

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