Check out the seriously fun #happyplateadventures as #happyplateSG chefs cooked up some perfectly delicious dishes using less than perfect-looking food for visitors to Gillman Barracks Farmers’ Market on 19 November and at Tangs throughout October.
EMBRACING THE UGLY - RECIPES & TIPS
It’s very easy to avoid buying or to throw away food that it doesn’t look good. But here Chef Eric Low shares some easy and delicious recipes for you to try. Why not try to minimise food waste in the comfort of your own home (or anywhere there’s a kitchen!)?
The Food Bank Singapore
The Food Bank Singapore is a registered charity which aims to be the leading centralised organisation for coordinating all food donations in Singapore. Founded by siblings Nichol Ng and Nicholas Ng, the Food Bank collects cooked, dried, chilled and packaged food and redistributes them to the underprivileged in Singapore in food bundles. They are also adding perishables to the list this year with its Fresh Food Truck – which Electrolux is supporting with its #UglyIsTheNewGood social initiative to help get the truck on the road.
The Food Bank has several programmes which provide opportunities for schools, companies and the general public to volunteer their time to contribute to society, such as food bundling.
More information can be found at www.foodbank.sg.
Fiona Chia, Founder of Health Can Be Fun
Recognised under the Health Promotion Board (HPB) as an Accredited Workplace Health Consultant, Fiona is well-known for her innovative and fun approach towards health, and develops nutritional frameworks for companies to design effective health initiatives. Companies she has made an impact on include Shell Chemicals Singapore, Gate Gourmet Singapore, Kimberly Clark, Phillips Electronics Singapore, PPL Shipyard and more.
Fiona’s passion for nutrition plays out in her desire to help people achieve their health goals. She enjoys coaching individuals and advocating better health, and has conducted various talks, workshops and cooking demonstrations. She has worked with NUYOU, MediaCorp Channel 8, MotherCare, HPB, and more.
Chef Eric Low
Celebrated Chef Eric Low (Chef E) has more than 25 years delivering culinary excellence and expertise to a host of luxury hotels and yachts, as well as leading foodservice and FMCG manufacturers locally and overseas.
An alumnus of both the Singapore Hotel Association Tourism and Educational Centre (SHATEC) and Culinary Institute of America (CIA), he has won Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) Salon Culinaire medals for individual and team activity. A WACS certified culinary judge for international and national level competitions, Low also mentored the Singapore National Culinary Team to their recent world championship win.
Low is Chef-Owner of Lush Epicurean Culinary Consultancy and author of six cook books.