Zero Waste Cooking Workshop

Learn more about Portuguese gastronomy as you’ll explore the endless possibilities of a healthy vegetarian cuisine whilst discovering useful tips and tricks on how to best utilize food leftovers in order to effectively reduce food waste in your household.

Did you know that 1/3 of the food produced on the planet goes to waste? This number is equivalent to 1.3 billion tons per year and with only 1/4 of this total, it is possible to feed the more than 800 million hungry people in the world.

Much of this waste is organic, which is leftover food or parts of food that are often even more nutritious than what we are used to eating.

Have you ever thought about using peels, stems, leaves, and seeds in some common preparations of your daily life? In this practical workshop, we will use different parts of a single ingredient to prepare a complete meal, consisting of a starter, main course, and dessert.


As we prepare our recipes with local and seasonal ingredients, let’s talk about topics like:
– What is the full use of food and what are its impacts on society?
– What precautions should I take with the full use of food?
– What are the conservation techniques to avoid disposal and prolong the shelf life of the ingredients?
– How can we change our habits for a world with less waste?

This workshop lasts for three hours, all participants will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and in the end, enjoy a beautiful meal with all the preparations.


70€ / person


The workshop includes all the ingredients to prepare the meal, and drinks.

Not Included

Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Zero Waste Cooking Workshop
Zero Waste Cooking Workshop

More about this Program

What is the itinerary of this experience?

02:00 pm | Meeting your guides and start of the tour. 

05:00 pm | End of the tour.

Please note that the schedule of the workshop is flexible and the starting times can be determined by appointment. 

Shall I bring any own equipment and tools for this program?

No, you will be provided with all the tools and materials you'll need for this program at the location! 

Are children allowed to join this volunteer program?

Yes, children are also allowed to take part in this program, if they are accompanied by their parents or legal representative!

Do I need to speak the local language?

No, you don't need to have any previous skills in the local language! All of our programs are run entirely in English and our guides and staff are all comfortable speaking English as well! But we always encourage our participants to get acquainted with some of the most basic terms and expressions, as even just a simple "Good morning!" in the local language can be a great icebreaker to start interacting with the locals! 

There are also language lessons available for volunteers. The language lessons can be booked before or on the arrival. Lessons are taught by a professional teacher and tailored to each volunteer’s current language level.


What is ImpacTrip's Cancellation and Refund Policy?

Impactrip deposit fees are designed to be as affordable as possible to allow everyone to join our programs. Therefore, considering its limited capacity and the expectations of everyone involved, ImpacTrip is unable to provide a total refund policy.

Deposit Fee

The payment of the deposit fees confirms a volunteer’s acceptance onto one of ImpacTrip's volunteer programs. Deposit fees are not transferable to other people but may be transferable to another program.

The deposit fee is refundable until sixty days before the start date of the volunteer’s chosen program. Requests for deposit fee refunds must be made via an email to your ImpacTrip Booking Manager, clearly detailing the reasons for cancellation.

Cancellations are subject to the following policies:

  • The notice period is based on the earliest start date the volunteer has ever been registered for.
  • If a volunteer cancels sixty days or more before their earliest program start date, they can request a refund of the deposit fee, which will be provided minus the transaction costs of the refund. Alternatively, they may ask for a deposit fee credit to be held in their name for future use on any ImpacTrip program, subject to availability, for a period of twelve months from their earliest registered start date. This credit may be issued minus the value of any change fees the volunteer has incurred.
  • If a volunteer cancels between fifty-nine and thirty days before their program’s start date, no refund of the deposit fee is available. A deposit fee credit may be held in their name for a period of twelve months from their earliest registered start date, for future use on another ImpacTrip program, subject to program availability and at the discretion of the Impactrip Booking Manager.
  • If a volunteer cancels less than thirty days before their programs start date, no refund of any fees is available. A deposit fee credit may be held in their name for twelve months from their earliest registered start date, subject to availability, provided deposit fees have been paid in full by their due date.

Where a group of ten or more people is volunteering with ImpacTrip, the group leader must register ahead of other group members in order to secure the group’s dates and plans. Group members must then register no less than sixty days before the program starts. Group members who register less than sixty days before the program start date may be excluded from the program unless approved by ImpacTrip.

ImpacTrip reserves the right to revise its program fees at any time. All program fees revisions will be made via the ImpacTrip website. Program fee revisions are not applicable to volunteers who have already submitted their payment before the revisions are due to take effect. A volunteer’s placement on a program is not confirmed until the deposit fee has been paid in full and the availability has been confirmed by their ImpacTrip Booking Manager.

Will I be able to enjoy the experience even though I do not speak a word in the local language?

Yes, of course! All of our programs are held entirely in English! 

And... you can book language classes with us before or on arrival.

Is accommodation also included in this experience fee?

No, accommodation is not included in this trip. You'll need to organize your own accommodation, but we are happy to assist you in finding a suitable one if you like! Feel free to get in touch with us!