Love Food Hate Waste ‘Student MasterChef’: Greater Manchester

30th November 2016

Manchester City Council’s Waste and Recycling Team decided to target students as part of the regional Love Food Hate Waste campaign which was running at the time. 

Key points
It provided students with helpful and practical tips and solutions on how to reduce the amount of food they throw away
Proved to be a cost effective way of engaging with students about food waste issues at just over £1,200 to produce with significant support from sponsors
A high profile activity which captured the interest of students and the media alike, and provides an exciting way of disseminating Love Food Hate Waste messages



The MasterChef competition was designed to give students the opportunity to make use of leftover ingredients in a creative way, to show off their culinary skills and help minimise the amount of food going to landfill. The competition also showed other students that a high standard of meals could be created from leftover ingredients and encouraged students to think more about how they can save money by throwing away less food.

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