In an average year, UK households waste 4.5 million tonnes of edible food. Reducing food waste is an easy way to have an impact on climate change. Food waste is not currently recyclable in Kirklees, but composting is a great way of putting any inedible scraps to good use.

Save Food Workshops

Help save the planet, and your hard-earned money, by reducing your food waste. Our free Save Food Save Money workshops are designed to do just that.

There are three themed one-hour sessions, designed to help prevent unnecessary food waste at every stage, from planning your shop, to dealing with leftovers. All workshops include top tips, a cooking demonstration, interaction with our community food worker so you can ask questions, and helpful pointers to further learning.

Dates for next workshops

Group 1 Dates of Workshops
Number Date Time Workshop
1. Tuesday 9th November 2021 11.00am - 12.00pm Planning
2. Tuesday 16th November 2021 11.00am - 12.00pm Storage
3. Tuesday 23rd November 2021 11.00am - 12.00pm Portions
Group 2 Dates of Workshops
Number Date Time Workshop
1. Thursday 11th November 2021 6.30pm - 7.30pm Planning
2. Thursday 18th November 2021 6.30pm - 7.30pm Storage
3. Thursday 25th November 2021 6.30pm - 7.30pm Portions

Workshop themes


Effective meal planning, including how to buy just the right amount of food and how to avoid buying unnecessary items.


The best storage options for different foods to keep it fresher for longer.


Getting portions right to reduce leftovers and compleating your eating to further reduce food waste.

How the workshops are held

Workshops are booked as a course of three sessions, one hour per week.

The workshops will be held on Microsoft Teams. You don't need to install Microsoft Teams to join, but it will enhance your experience if you do.

If you choose not to install the app then you can still access the workshop on Teams using your web browser. We suggest Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge for the best experience.

Places are limited

But we will be running more dates. We will also offer them in person in the community when it is safe to do so.

Tell us if you would like to attend a workshop

Fill in our simple online form to choose your preferred workshop dates.

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Book on a Save Food Workshop

After you've applied

  • We will confirm if you have a place on the workshop.
  • If you have a confirmed place on the workshop we will send you a link to join and step by step instructions by email nearer the date of your chosen workshop.

Hints and tips

  • Love Food Hate Waste - Great hints and tips to help make the most of the food you buy.
  • Composting - Make your garden bloom with your own homemade compost. Vegetable peelings, tea bags eggshells, grass cuttings, garden prunings, twigs and hedge clippings, shredded paper and cardboard are a few of the items that can be composted.
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