Foster, Life, EuropeanCommission, VET, FoodWaste, Training, Sustainability, Gastronomic, Food waste, restaurant industry, circular economy


Through the LIFE FOSTER project, the aim is to have the following impacts:

Development of a qualified and transferable food waste prevention model to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices in the restaurant industry through training, a simple, sustainable and replicable way.

Directly: 5.1% minimum of reduction in the training centres involved.

Indirectly: In the companies involved (through traineeships, seminars etc.)


Increased awareness on food waste and the adoption of sustainable behaviour, will bring to an environmental and economic impact on the people reached:

70 training VET centres
7.000 students
500 trainers
200 policy-makers
3.600 companies
10.000 professionals

Ethical and Long-Term Social Impacts

The aim is that the target groups increase their awareness about the food waste problem (at local and global level) and will not only receive a “food for thought” on food and resource management but also practical knowledge immediately applicable in everyday work and life.

High Long-Term Impact on EU Environmental Goals

In societies where availability is abundant and access to food is guaranteed there is an increase of food waste from overeating. With knowledge of how to prevent food waste, individuals will, indirectly, practice a better diet which will lead to better health.