Hawkesbury gets ready to Shop, Cook and Save

Jay Huxley cooking demonstration
Jay Huxley cooking demonstration

Former Masterchef contestant and Western Sydney restaurant owner, Jay Huxley, will be at Richmond Good Food Market in a bid to get Hawkesbury residents to cook more, waste less and save money thanks to a joint program run by Hawkesbury City Council and Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).

The program, called Shop.Cook.Save. will see Huxley deliver free cooking demonstrations to teach residents the benefits of shopping to a list and meal planning for cooking at home.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said that the program is a great initiative.

“With Western Sydney residents wasting 142,000 tonnes of food every year it is timely for families to become more mindful of how much food they buy, how they use it and how to reduce the amount of waste that is thrown out at the end of the week,” she said.

Council will host two sessions for residents to learn some simple tips and tricks for fuss-free family meals that are healthy, affordable and make the most of leftovers.

“If you love food and hate waste, you’ll get a lot out of these sessions,” said the Mayor.

The event will be held at the Richmond Good Food Market, on Saturday, 29 October 2016, with cooking demonstration sessions, information stalls and displays.

Each session is free and will run for an hour. Session One is at 9:30am, while Session Two starts at 11am.

Places are limited, so pre-registration is required. Register (with your name, phone number and the number of attendees) for the event at RSVP@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or (02) 4560 4444. Registrations close Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

For further information, please contact Council’s Waste Education Officer on (02) 4560 4598.