HoReCa Zero Waste Training
LTT event on “HoReCa Zero Waste” was held in Sofia, in the period 16-21 October 2023.
The event was held for the purpose of studying and practical utilization of the developed educational resources and software modules, cooperation, exchange of experience and best practices.
HoReCa Zero Waste training was organized by the project coordinator Level H, with the support of the other Bulgarian partners.
The event was both theoretical and practical and provided an opportunity to enrich participants’ knowledge and skills on sustainable and responsible food waste management in the HORECA sector.
Opportunities for exchanging experiences and networking among participants were formed, fostering future partnerships and collaborations.
The programme on the first day included an overview of the curriculum for the professions of “Cook” and “Waiter”. Presentation of guidelines for adapting educational content to a digital environment. Example topics in the field of food waste management. The specifics of online training at each stage of its delivery.
The theoretical part continued on the second day, where the participants were given individual tasks related to the food waste management curriculum for “Cook” and “Waiter”. This helped to better understand the objectives of the training course and to participate more actively in it. The video content created – a short video tutorials “How to reduce food waste?” – was also presented.
On day 3 the focus was on the e-learning platform. In particular, the module for trainers was reviewed and tested including: profile creation; add learning content section; Testing and exercising tool; Publishing and evaluating tests; Form for private messages and communication with members.
On Day 4, participants were introduced to and worked through the learner module. The agenda for the day included the following topics: User registration and profile creation. Member area with learners information and status – personal and professional data with respective access level; Testing and exercising tool; Form for private messages and communication with members.
During day 5 of the training, the administration capabilities of the platform were demonstrated and tested. This included the different user types, roles, accessibility and ways to enter and layout training courses and additional information.
On the last day of the training, the importance of the EU Network for Food Waste Prevention is highlighted. The programme included the following topics: Joining the EU Food Waste Prevention Network. Key aspects and objectives; Cooperation, networking and peer learning activities; The EU Network as a tool to engage different stakeholders and promote new learning opportunities in a digital environment.
At the end of the event, participants gained a deeper understanding of the multifaceted challenges posed by food waste and were encouraged to use the learning opportunities in a digital environment.
The participants also received certificates of participation in the training, issued by Level H as the project coordinator.