Symposium to Encourage respect for the Environment in the Hospitality Industry


On Tuesday 24nd April 2012, the Diploma in Restaurant Management Programme at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) will host a symposium on Food, Energy & Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry, focusing upon encouraging values and attitudes of respect for the environment.

The symposium will be officially opened by Waterford Mayor, Mr. Pat Hayes. Guest exhibitors including entrepreneurs, artisan producers and industry professionals will exhibit key information and visual points within the main atrium of the Tourism and Leisure building at WIT. Special representatives include Mr Maurice Bergin- Green Hospitality Awards Programme, Dr Susan Steele - Seafood Development Centre (BIM), Ms Odile Le Bolloch - Environmental Protection Agency ‘Stop Food Waste Programme’, Ms Bettie Marie Burger Smit - Irish Hotel Federation, Restaurant Association Ireland, Ms Ruth Hegarty - Euro Toque Ireland with many more.

Students, lecturers and industry stakeholders will engage in a forum for the professional exchange of knowledge and skills relating to food, energy and sustainability. The symposium will include the hosting of an indoor food market exhibiting a variety of artisan food producers in the South East region. Visitors will experience not alone many food producers but local beverage producers and microbrewers such as the Dungarvan Brewing Company.

The event will allow students to showcaseg their final pieces of course work on sustainable practices in a ‘pop up’ art gallery. A series of masterclass cookery demonstrations by resident celebrity chef on TV3s’ Ireland AM, Edward Hayden will run concurrently, in which he will use indigenous food sourced from close to the Institute.

It is sure to be a day packed with inspirational and enticing ways in which each one of us can become more responsible in reducing utility costs and making a difference of today’s environmental imbalances of consumption and waste.
There will be a chance to see the latest technology in electric motoring, in showcasing Renault Z.E range.  You can then relax with a complimentary Java Republic Fair trade Coffee and light refreshments.

The event is free of charge and open to the public from 10.00am – 1.00pm. All are welcome to this inaugural event by students of the Diploma in Restaurant Management at WIT.

For further information contact: Maria or Martin on Tel: 051 302846

Related Courses

Higher Certificate in Arts in  Hospitality Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in  Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in  in Culinary Arts
Higher Certificate in Arts in  Culinary Arts

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