ZiN Inspiratielab was all about sustainability on November 23rd. 123 food professionals attended the fourth edition of 'Together towards sustainability'. A day full of new insights, interesting meet-ups and tasty and sustainable innovations.
The day was opened by Dries Bögels, CCO of Sligro Food Group. He talked about the importance of sustainability within foodservice and the choices Sligro Food Group makes in this regard. He also introduced the first plastic-free coffee cup during the event. This plastic-free disposable cup meets the requirements of the SUP legislation.
The keynote speaker of the day was Kees-Willem Rademakers, lecturer and researcher in logistics at the Hogeschool of Amsterdam. He took the audience through his vision of logistics in food service. He is convinced that logistics is at the core of keeping people in urban regions fed in the future and improving livability.
After the keynote, food professionals participated in several master classes. Participants were able to ask questions about SUP legislation, be prepared for the hard work of CSRD, or taste Primitive Dutch dishes from the chef. There was also an exclusive master class, led by Lucas Simons, that got you started on understanding and tackling large, complex sustainability challenges.
After the master classes, it was time to walk around the XL Meet&Greet plaza in the self-serve wholesale food court. Almost thirty suppliers were ready to provide the food professionals with a vegan bitterball, vegan kibbeling or a piece of pure meat.
Finally, Joël Broekaert, restaurant critic and culinary journalist at NRC, closed the day with his views on sustainability. Sustainability does not have to be just vegetarian and organic, but rather relates to beautiful, old artisan traditions. His message was clear: How can we work together to make the world a little bit better?
A beautiful valuable day for 123 food professionals. On to the fifth edition!