On World Food Day, Electrolux is proud to announce that ‘Like a Chef’ – the program to equip unemployed people with culinary workplace skills with a focus on sustainable cooking – is launching in Sweden, Poland, Ukraine and Egypt in October, building on the success of the Electrolux Food Foundation initiative in Brazil and Russia.
The news follows the August announcement to annually fund the Electrolux Food Foundation until 2030 with an expected total of SEK 100 million to help grow their work. Electrolux aims to make sustainable eating the preferred choice by 2030 and the Electrolux Food Foundation works with partners and employee engagement to inspire and educate on sustainable eating and cooking, and to help people in need.
The Like a Chef culinary training program began in 2017 and has so far educated over 150 people in Curitiba, São Carlos and Moscow.
“We have seen from experience that this program can truly make a difference to those who are out of work – from orphaned teenagers to single mothers – giving them both confidence and skills to gain employment,” says Ingrid Yllmark, Head of the Electrolux Food Foundation.
“We plan for this program to grow globally,” adds Malin Ekefalk, Director Social Responsibility & Community Investment, Electrolux. “We are looking for additional Electrolux locations, where we can set up the program together with our partners Worldchefs and AIESEC.”
The eight-week course developed by Worldchefs is taught by volunteer professional chefs and incorporates a zero-waste approach to promote sustainable cooking and eating.