Everything South City Eats and Cooks with Chef Ava Marie Presents: Reducing Food Waste!

South San Francisco, CA April 12, 2021 by Chef Ava Marie

South San Francisco Celebrity Chef Ava Marie fulfilling a lifetime dream to be on the set with Celeb Chef Guy Fieri

There is a GREAT upcoming author talk with the ‘The Zero Waste‘ Chef Anna Marie Bonneanu on Wedenday April 21st  via zoom from 7-8pm by the San Mateo County Libraries – I highly recommend our chef’s out there check this out! CLICK HERE to learn more and to register!


Anne Marie blogs at The Zero-Waste Chef, and has been featured in Buzzfeed, Treehugger, Mashable and other publications. In addition to writing her blog, Anne Marie teaches fermentation and sourdough bread baking classes in Northern California.


Also, my good friend Anna Ng of Leah’s Pantry has another line up of food waste cooking class workshops with Leah’s Pantry


My experience with Leah’s Pantry was an informative experience in-person event before COVID and two things I’ve learned:


One- the freezer is my friend for my favorite appetizer and cookie recipes and my top tip flash freeze for 1 hour on sheet pan then place things like wontons or jalapeño poppers into plastic bags for later use.


Two:  I’ve learned is to use the pantry food items a year past the expiration date, with expectation of meat and dairy. If expo date says 11/2020 it’d still good until 11/2021 for at least a year to be safe. So, food waste is an concern these days -we can do better!



So Leah’s Pantry has upcoming workshops on June 8th, 15th and 22nd at 4-5pm and you get vouchers for attending to buy extra produce at the Farmer’s Markets. CLICK HERE for more information and to register!


In each class, we’ll offer a recipe demo and cover different topics:

June 8 – Healthy Eating and Zero Waste Cooking

June 15 – Reading Nutrition Facts and Food Code Dates

June 22 – Storing Your Food Properly and Composting

Please only register if you’re positive you can attend. Participation is limited to the first 25 people who register.


There’s no recipe this week but I wanted to offer tips on food waste and what we all can do as a nation.


We will have more recipes in next week article but please don’t forget to check out my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram at @chefavamarie  ok and I still write a blog. {all that info is in my bio below!}


So, let’s all do one thing to save a planet.

Happy Earth Day!




Chef Av

Ava Marie is a lifelong resident of South San Francisco and lives in Winston Manor with her family. Born with autism, Ava Marie has never let that, or anything else, get in the way of her goals. Her passion for cooking and teaching is contagious and she’ll have you cooking and baking up a storm in your own kitchen like a pro in no time! Chef Ava Marie has won several awards, authored cookbooks and offers live cooking demonstrations on her Facebook page.

To read Everything South City articles on Chef Ava Marie CLICK HERE.

To read her blog, full of great recipes, CLICK HERE.

And follow her on Facebook CLICK HERE.

If you have suggestions for recipes or have questions, please email Chef Ava Marie CLICK HERE.



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