1 Degree celebrated its 9th birthday in accordance with this year’s theme – zero waste, including a a zero waste trivia lunch in Sydney. The caterer for the event, Dan the Man, created two courses and take home gifts using only five main ingredients: lamb, chickpeas, yoghurt, carrots, citrus.
Ilana Cooper from Dan the Man explained to the audience how they used every part of the ingredients in a creative and resourceful way. Ilana says, “if you’re not thinking about how waste products can be incorporated back into a menu, you’re not realising the ingredients’ full creative potential.” The photo gallery below tells the story of how an engaging, gourmet and fun event can be held with the zero waste principle front of mind.
The tables are set ready for guests, using recycled newsprint from the print centre as tablecloths, candles made from lamb fat in holders made from the chickpea cans, and excess bloom from Rose Bay Community Garden as table pieces. Mugs were also provided for drinks and guests could take them home along with chocolate coated citrus peel.
Campbell Reid, News Corp Australia’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Content Innovation, welcomes staff and speaks about nine years of 1 Degree.
First course is served: whey braised lamb neck , chickpea and carrot top ragout, seasonal carrots.
Dr Tony Wilkins, News’ Head of Environment, kicks off the trivia with questions about food waste.
Stephanie Fett, 1 Degree’s national Program Manager, leads the group to the next round of trivia about common office recycling misconceptions and confusion that lead to contamination.
Dessert is served: vegan chickpea juice meringue, citrus fruits, labne yoghurt.
Final scores are tallied and prizes given: items made from recycled materials from Oxfam Australia and Keep Cups.