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ONE PLANET PLATE PRESENTED BY HSBC. Calling all restaurants and diners to plate up for the planet!
“We’re thrilled with the new campaign, and hungry to grow One Planet Plate both locally and globally,” says Heidi Yu Spurrell, CEO of Food Made Good HK. “After the excitement of our 2020 workshops, when we partnered with WWF HK, Hysan and AFN to work with Hong Kong chefs, we’re extending the initiative this year to Singapore.
Food Made Good HK has just made the exclusive list of Hong Kong companies with B Corp certification
Following an arduous 18-month application process, we recently received the wonderful news that Food Made Good HK has successfully received their B Corporation certification. Food Made Good HK has been helping Hong Kong food-service providers and suppliers to both celebrate their strengths and identify their environmental weaknesses so that they can be better than they were yesterday.
FOOD MADE GOOD AWARDS 2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
We watched the recent COP26 from afar and pondered what can we do as individuals. So much is out of our control – big policy issues like land use and power generation. We do love our food in Hong Kong, and we tend to eat out a lot, so our collective food choices when dining out make a huge difference, but it’s not always easy to make the right choices.
Heidi Spurrell from Food Made Good HK is leading the charge towards a more sustainable F&B industry
If you’ve enjoyed a meal at one of Hong Kong’s many restaurants—from yum cha to fine dining—then you’ve likely experienced the input of Heidi Spurrell, CEO and founder of Food Made Good HK. As Hong Kong’s go-to sustainability consultancy in the Food & Beverage sector, Food Made Good partners with restaurants to provide insight and education on how F&B businesses can be more sustainable. We chatted with Heidi about her journey and what excites her for the future.
Michelin-star chef’s war on waste and sustainable eating push, and how he gets staff and Hong Kong diners to embrace change
Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong culinary director Richard Ekkebus tells Bernice Chan how he gets staff and diners to buy into its sustainable eating agenda. From teaching chefs to reduce waste and make ‘humbler ingredients delicious’ to changing customer tastes at Amber restaurant, it takes constant education
FOOD MADE GOOD’S MISSION TO BETTER THE PLANET, ONE MEAL AT A TIME (localiiz)
A strong culture of dining out that means most people eat at a restaurant at least once a week. But all that eating comes at a cost, with everything from sourcing to packaging and even the very design of a restaurant having an impact on the environment. Here to help is Food Made Good Hong Kong, which champions sustainable practices in all areas of food service.
Favourite Hong Kong healthy and sustainable dining options of an environmentally friendly dining advocate (SCMP)
Heidi Yu Spurrell, who helps Hong Kong bars and restaurants become more green, loves the healthy fast food at Treehouse and Mana! and Uma Nota’s lunch sets. For a fancy buffet she likes Alibi for its sustainable seafood, and she loves the ingredient-led eating at Amber and Mono.
HOW HONG KONG’S TOP CHEFS ARE ELEVATING LOCAL DINING CULTURE
While buzzwords such as ‘sustainability’ and ‘seasonality’ have dominated Hong Kong’s F&B scene for quite some time now, it’s always nice to see the various ways it’s being approached. On that frontier, critically-acclaimed chef Shane Osborn is among the names making waves. The president of sustainability consultancy Food Made Good, much of his work is dedicated towards ensuring that food enjoyed outside of the home is as sustainable as possible.
Food Made Good 2021 Awards (FASHION PREMIERE)
The Food Made Good HK 2021 Awards was held recently at the Mira Hotel to honour outstanding sustainable food and beverage businesses, including the best chefs, owners, managers, and producers. Their extraordinary achievement over the past year shows that delicious food can be ethical and sustainable at the same time. Guests at the ceremony included renowned chefs and members of the F&B industry, including Shane Osborn, current President of Food Made Good HK, Richard Ekkebus, new President of Food Made Good HK, Uwe Opocensky, Executive Chef, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, and Sheldon Fonseca, Culinary Director of Western Cuisine for Miramar Group.
F&B Sustainability Champions Named in the Food Made Good HK Awards 2021 (TATLER ASIA)
The second edition of the Food Made Good HK Awards was held today (24 November, 2021) at The Mira Hong Kong, celebrating the accomplishments of those doing their part to create positive change in the industry. As the Hong Kong outpost of the UK-based organisation (which has held Awards since 2012), Food Made Good HK has spent the last two years since launching in 2019 to promote a higher awareness of sustainable practices within the F&B industry, and spotlighting those who have made an impact.
Food Made Good awards celebrate trailblazers for sustainability in the Hong Kong restaurant industry (SCMP)
Hong Kong chefs, restaurant owners and suppliers came together this week to dish out the city’s only food and beverage awards dedicated to sustainability.
The awards, which are in their second year, are presented by Food Made Good HK, a consultancy with a focus on the food industry. There were 10 award categories, and the winners announced on November 24 were selected based on Food Made Good’s environment sustainability framework.
Food Made Good to celebrate Hong Kong’s sustainability trailblazers (TIMEOUT)
Food Made Good HK, a sustainability consultancy that launched in 2019, helps foodservice businesses to operate more sustainably. It is holding its annual awards ceremony, made possible by its lead sponsor Henderson Land Group, to honour the chefs, owners, and businesses at the forefront of creating positive change across the F&B and supply sectors.
Sustainability pioneers shaking up Hong Kong’s restaurant industry (TIMEOUT)
Hong Kong has one of the most diverse restaurant industries in the region. From local cuisine to international flavours, the city is filled with options. But a dynamic food scene also means a variety of sustainability challenges. “The important thing is that businesses can take action with the right support,” explains Food Made Good HK’s CEO, Heidi Spurrell. Initially launched in the UK, Food Made Good Awards has been running since 2012, and previous winners include British chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver and environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
Dishtag meets Heidi Yu Spurrell of Food Made Good HK (DISHTAG)
We sat down to chat with Food Made Good HK CEO Heidi at their awards ceremony last week, the annual event that honours the chefs, owners and businesses at the forefront of creating positive change across the F&B and supply sectors in Hong Kong.
Heidi has been at the helm of Food Made Good Hong Kong – a chapter of the UK’s Sustainable Restaurant Association – since launch in 2019, and was an honour to sit down with somebody showing such great leadership and passion in sustainability.
Hong Kong and Macao bars join sustainable cocktail initiative Zero Waste Month (TIMEOUT)
These days, more and more bars around the world are finding new ways to solve sustainability issues. In Hong Kong, however, we still have a long way to go, but the industry is beginning to look towards a more sustainable future. With Food Made Good supporting Zero Waste Month, Bars in more than 30 countries, including Hong Kong and Macau, have been more conscious of using fresh produce the same way chefs use an entire animal from nose to tail and bartenders embraced zero-waste alcohol bottle packaging solutions like ecoSpirits.
HONG KONG’S TOP SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPIONS ON THE FUTURE OF DINING (PRESTIGE)
We are happy to see Prestige Online rounding up HK’s industry champions on sustainability, one of which, our very own Richard Ekkebus of Amber at the Mandarin Oriental. Check out this article to see Richard and 4 other top chefs reflect on F&B sustainability and how Food Made Good could be a pioneer to foodservice newcomers looking for direction into sustainability.
DRINK RESPONSIBLY: ZERO-WASTE COCKTAILS FOR ZERO WASTE MONTH (HONG KONG LIVING)
CEO of Food Made Good Global, Simon Heppner believes that initiatives like Zero Waste Month are “the most effective way we can accelerate progressive practice across hospitality”. Global awareness for sustainability has seen new heights over the years, and it is happening in Hong Kong as well. . Here we come to see 10 bars in Hong Kong coming together to do their part in Zero Waste Month.
Let us now appreciate these hotels eliminating food waste in cool ways (TRAVEL & Leisure)
What happens to the food and drink left behind after you (and your camera and your Instagram feed) have eaten?
Unfortunately, it’s sobering. We as a planet waste one billion tons of food per year, according to the United Nations Environment Program 2021 Report. It’s estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in a 2011 study that a third of food created, from produce to plate, isn’t consumed, resulting in an annual increase of at least 8 percent in greenhouse-gas emissions.
Asia’s Most Influential: Hong Kong’s 42 Tastemakers 2021 (TATLER ASIA)
What an honour! Heidi Yu Spurrell featured in Tatler’s “2021 Tastemakers list” of the most influential individuals in the F&B industry in Asia, alongside other highly esteemed professionals including chefs, restaurateurs, food writers & others. As the CEO of Food Made Good Hong Kong, her past work has paved the way for Heidi to indeed become a leading advocate for sustainability in the global food industry.
Sohofama’s Modern Chinese Comfort Food Honors The Farmer (Asian Food Network)
Hong Kong’s Sohofama aims to bring the farm to the urban space, not just physically but spiritually. Its food hearkens back to a more holistic time, where cooking with chemical-free, unprocessed food was a natural way of life, when farmers were pillars of society, and food was medicine.
Planting A Seed At Haoma (Asian Food Network)
Chef Deepanker Khosla is a man with passion in his voice. In the pre-dinner calm in Haoma, his restaurant and urban farm in the heart of Bangkok, Chef DK sat down to chat about his unique spin on Indian food, winning Sourcing category at the Food Made Good HK Awards and his journey since he opened Haoma almost four years ago, excitedly explaining how he raises fish under the garden or how he unearths centuries’ old recipes from across his native India with equal delight.
Hong Kong’s TREEHOUSE Brings Chef-Quality Plant-Based Food To The ‘Big Human Family’ (Asian Food Network)
TREEHOUSE’s food is first and foremost, tasty – it just happens to be vegetarian. It also happens to be good for your body… and happens to be good for the earth. Christian is a classically trained chef with a solid background in high-end French restaurants, yet he concluded that a career in fine dining wasn’t the fullest way to express his love of food and more deeply, its power to change people.
Hong Kong’s MANA! Is Changing The World ‘One Bite At A Time’ (Asian Food Network)
MANA! is a pioneer of plant-based restaurants in Hong Kong, and Bobsy Gaia its founder is the ‘OG’. Although the first MANA! opened relatively recently in 2012, Bobsy, a self-proclaimed “Eco-preneur” has been at the forefront of green activism in Hong Kong since his fateful arrival way back in 1992. He settled on peaceful Lamma Island, just a short ferry ride away from the vibrating energy of Hong Kong Island.
Healthy Asian Takeaway? Fete Up Shows Us How, With The Help Of ‘Rainbow Vegetables’ (Asian Food Network)
Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Serves Up Contemporary Fine Dining (Asian Food Network)
FOOD MADE GOOD—FOR THE PLANET ([email protected] Kong)
On 25 November, the first award ceremony dedicated to sustainable food service was held by Food Made Good HK to recognise and reward their proactive action. The winners all demonstrated strong commitment to sustainability and ethicality — including reducing waste, increasing plant consumption over meat and prioritising locally and seasonally available ingredients — which was reflected in the awards they received, the most prestigious of which were the Food Made Good Members Awards.
BREAKING NEWS: Food Made Good Award Winners 2020
The Food Made Good Awards 2020 present seven categories that recognise a year of ambitious work, innovative change and tireless self-improvement. In a tough year for F&B around the world, the awards were a welcome opportunity to focus on some of the achievements made by chefs and organisations around Hong Kong.
Food Made Good HK Awards Shines A Spotlight On Sustainability (Asian Food Network)
It’s time to roll out the green carpet for the launch of the Food Made Good HK Awards! Taking place on the 25th of November at the Eaton Club Central in Hong Kong, this ceremony aims to highlight top chefs, restaurants and food service businesses that have made a positive impact this past year in both the industry and the planet by serving food that are delicious, ethical and sustainable.
How to Cook, Eat and Order Climate-Friendly Meals
(Asian Food Network)
Food Made Good HK has officially launched One Planet Plate in Hong Kong in partnership with WWF-Hong Kong and Hysan Development. We are thrilled to have Asian Food Network as our official media partner, and this article explains why chefs are rushing to the rescue to fight climate change through food, along with a collection of recipes from oneplanetplate.org and some of AFN’s own recipes.
A moment of charity
(Southside Magazine, Hong Kong Living)
Advisory Board Member and Strategic Advisor Jo Soo-Tang is featured as one of six philanthropists in Hong Kong who go above and beyond to help those in need. Read more about what Food Made Good does and some of the challenging aspects of our mission.
Inspirational Women In Hong Kong’s Food And Drink Scene To Follow In 2020
(Tatler Hong kong)
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, Hong Kong Tatler is shining the spotlight on the individuals who have made an impact on Hong Kong’s food and drink scene. Our CEO, Heidi Spurrell, is featured as one of just some of the leading women in Hong Kong who give us food for thought.
Sustainable dining: Hong Kong restaurants cut down on meat and food waste
(Hong Kong Living)
Sustainability rating scheme encourages restaurants to source responsibly, treat staff and environment better (SCMP)
UK Industry Sustainability Programme Food Made Good Launches In Hong Kong
Food Made Good, the world’s largest sustainability programme for the food service sector, has just launched in Hong Kong. The programme focuses on influencing the sustainability of kitchens, from upping the number of low carbon, veg-led options on menus to reducing waste in operations.
FOOD MADE GOOD: SHAPING GREENER RESTAURANTS
GREEN VS GREENWASHING
(STYLE MAGAZINE SCMP)
Sustainability in dining has become a philosophy and mantra passionately espoused by many in the restaurant industry in recent years, with places falling over themselves to proudly proclaim their sustainable sourcing or “farm-to-table” menu.