Athens Ciné Athens, GA


Kristin Baskin

CEO, Let Us Compost


Brad Turner, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, University of Georgia


Peter Dale

Chef, The National


Homero Elizade

Chef, Home.Made


Joseph Houston

Chef, The Foundry


Emmanuel Stone

Community Chef & Culinary Arts Coordinator, Athens Community Career Academy

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste— Soil and soul

This multi-disciplinary event about making the most of our food features:

  • a tasting reception with chefs Peter Dale, Homero Elizade, and Joseph Houston, who, along with Emmanuel Stone and students from the Culinary Arts Program at the Athens Community Career Academy, will demonstrate how to use ingredients that are typically thrown out or disregarded to create a great meal.
  • an expo with information and demonstrations from community partners in food redistribution and waste recycling, including: UGA Family and Consumer Sciences with Cooperative Extension, Let Us Compost, Grow It Know It, UGArden, and Campus Kitchen.
  • a lecture on "soil and soul," Kristen Baskin, CEO of Let Us Compost, and Brad Turner, Campus Kitchen Coordinator at the University of Georgia.

Athens Ciné Athens, GA

Film Synopsis

Every year, one third of all food grown for human consumption is thrown away. Wasted! explores the reasons for this waste and look for ways to fix the problem.

This 2017 feature-length documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. That's $218 billion worth of food produced for human consumption that never gets eaten. With one-third of the world's food being thrown away even before it reaches the plate, it's time to shed new light on what is food and what is garbage. Exposing the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change, the film shows how each of us can make small changes—all of them delicious—to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st century.

About the Speaker

Presented in coordination with the UGA Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative