Free Christmas Cooking Workshop

The festive season is a time of celebration, preparing food and entertaining with family and friends. The spirit of sharing can mean we end up buying and preparing too much food – much of which unfortunately ends up being thrown away.

This Christmas, give your family more taste and less waste with a free Christmas cooking workshop, to be held in Lennox Head on the 8th December. Join chef, Daniel Lange and the Love Food Hate Waste team for a workshop all about reducing food waste and saving you money during the festive season.

The workshop will provide you with tips on best shopping practices, meal planning and portion sizes for parties, storage techniques, and delicious recipes for entertaining to make the most of the food you have, as well as post-Christmas leftover makeover ideas.

Why are we holding this workshop? Annually, NSW householders throw away a whopping $2.5 billion worth of food each year, most of which was edible. Food waste is a huge cost not just to your pocket but also to the environment. There are easy ways to cut down this Christmas. We’ll show you how and you get to sample delicious food!

About our chef: Daniel Lange trained in Sydney & London learning from the likes of Tetsuya, Kylie Kwong, Luke Mangan and Jamie Oliver. After living and working overseas for five years & working in kitchens for over 16yrs, Daniel’s specialty in cooking is a combination of European & Asian cultures, refined by French cooking techniques. Daniel moved to the northern rivers about six years ago now, to live the dream on the coast. He now owns 100 Mile Food Group catering business and is also a teacher at The North Coast Institute of TAFE Wollongbar. Daniel has a passion in sustainability, sustainably sourced foods, and cooking with less waste.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 8th December at the Lennox Head Community Centre from 6pm – 8.30pm. Bookings are essential: go to or email

Previous participants have said:

“The workshop was like a down to earth masterchef class with practical advice”

“What an excellently prepared and presented workshop – so many resources and so many useful tips!”

This project is coordinated by NE Waste and member north coast Councils, supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

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