Cocina Creativa 2022
We started the third edition of the “Creative Cooking” diploma, taught by the INFOTEP Hotel and Gastronomy School, with the participation of young talents from different DR provinces, each of the participants is demonstrating their culinary skills and getting closer to being the next winner. of the international training workshop at the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) in San Sebastián, Spain.
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It is no secret that the issue of plastic has become one of the most pressing challenges for our planet today. The massive production and indiscriminate use of plastics have had a devastating impact on our ecosystems, threatening marine life, contaminating water, and affecting our health. However, amidst this concerning reality, there is a ray of hope. In the face of this challenge, many companies have decided to take bold measures to reduce their dependence on plastic and find sustainable alternatives to maintain their business success. Let's take a look at some of these pioneering companies and the solutions they are implementing to address this crisis. Patagonia: Towards a Circular Economy The renowned outdoor clothing brand, Patagonia, has long been a benchmark for sustainability and environmental responsibility. Founded in 1973 by Yvon Chouinard, their focus on a circular economy has been a cornerstone of their strategy to reduce plastic usage. They have implemented a clothing recycling program where customers can return used garments for reuse or recycling into new products. Additionally, the company has significantly reduced plastic packaging for their products and opted for recycled and biodegradable materials whenever possible. Undoubtedly, Patagonia's initiative not only promotes a significant reduction of plastic in their supply
Sustainable gastronomy has for years been a topic of interest to chefs, restaurants and diners alike. The idea of cooking and eating fresh, local and environmentally friendly food has become a trend all over the world. But, what are the next steps in sustainable gastronomy? How can we keep moving towards a greener and healthier future? One of the emerging trends in gastronomy of this type is the use of little-known or traditional ingredients. Many chefs are turning to products that were once considered waste or simply not used in the kitchen, such as cauliflower husks, broccoli stems or fish bones. These ingredients can provide unique flavors and also reduce food waste. Agriculture is another important topic that is gaining attention in this way of cooking. It is about chefs looking to work with local farmers who employ responsible practices, such as organic farming or regenerative agriculture. Similarly, single-use plastics are being replaced by more sustainable options, such as biodegradable or reusable packaging. Finally, innovation in food technology is also opening up new opportunities. From the creation of plant-based meats to the fermentation of foods, these innovations can help reduce the carbon footprint of the food industry and offer new flavor and texture options
Showing yourself as a responsible company is a difficult task. However, it is profitable. For this 2023, the role of companies in the face of sustainability must consider and maintain a balance between social, environmental and development impacts. In a world that is constantly changing and companies are facing unprecedented challenges, big brands are forced to take responsible measures that support new parameters of sustainable development. Uncertainty about the future, the incorporation of new technologies and financial management are just some of the challenges that will shake the work and management model of companies. According to the Global Compact of the Spanish Network, these are some of the business trends that will mark 2023 in terms of sustainability. Digital transformation. Digital innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. For this year, processes are expected to be more automated and work management much more dynamic and flexible, improving human and production conditions. Sustainability in supply chains. Due to the need to establish resilience measures and manage possible risks from an economic, environmental and social perspective, supply chains have the responsibility of promoting and guaranteeing sustainability in the business process and showing transparency in the management model. . Sustainable financing. The green economy or sustainable economy establishes sustainable development criteria