The topic of food waste is very near to our Grundig brand philosophy. In fact, our Respect Food initiative was specially created to help tackle this global problem. We believe that wasting food is wasting life and that the fight against global food waste starts from our own kitchens.
This philosophy is one we share with our partner, Food for Soul, the non-profit organisation founded by chef Massimo Bottura. Our united goal has always been to raise more awareness about the seriousness of global food waste and to inspire people on how to fight against food waste in their kitchens. So far, we’ve been successful. In 2016 alone, together we managed to rescue 25 tonnes of food, started 4 community kitchens, and served 48.300 dishes of food.
The opening of a new Refettorio is just another part of our never-ending quest to make the world a better place. The Refettorio in Paris is not a charity project though. It’s a cultural one. Art has deep roots in Parisian culture and is central to Food for Soul’s founding principle that ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.
To support the cause, artists, architects and designers all worked together to transform the space into an engaging and inspiring place. French artists JR and Prune Nourry, internationally recognised for multi-disciplinary installations in public spaces all over the world, collaborated with architect Nicola Delon and designer Ramy Fischler, who are both renowned for their creative integration of recycled materials in their work.