What Happens To The Leftover Olympic Village Food Is Amazing

Publish Date
Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 11:28AM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

According to The Telegraph, top international culinary artists are serving leftover food from the Olympic Village to feed the poor.

Despite the Olympic athletes, trainers and officials needing a lot of food everyday, there’s still a lot of leftovers that Italian chef Massimo Bottura and Brazilian chef David Hertz will not let go to waste.

Massimo Bottura has decided to create a six-month program that will involve bringing top chefs in the world to prepare dishes from excess and waste ingredients, inspired by Refettorio Ambrosiano (a project in Italy that brought 65 chefs together to cook meals using donated ingredients from the Milan World Expo).

With the help of David Hertz, Mr. Bottura is able to put his program into gear at the Olympics in Rio!

They’ve rounded up over 40 chefs from around the globe to help them with their project, Reuters reports. Both chefs are aiming to create 5,000 meals a day from the leftover food from the Olympic Village.

“Like ugly fruit and vegetables, or yogurt that is going to be wasted in two days if you don’t buy it,” David explained to the Thomas Reuters Foundation. “We want to fight hunger and provide access to good food.”

According to statistics, 30 and 40 percent of food produced around the world is never eaten due to spoiling after harvest and being damaged during transportation.

Brazilian chef David hopes this initiative continues in every city hosting the Olympics.