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 about one-third of the earth’s total ice-free land is used to feed and cultivate animals and that close to half of the globe’s overall grain is fed to livestock? At the same time, animal agriculture and one of the largest contributors and accelerators of climate change.

Meat and dairy products make-up an integral and dominant part of most of the world’s iconic cuisines, but the existential needs of our ever-growing global population, the rapidly advancing global warming, as well as the harrowing realities of the mass animal farming industry, really make it high-time for us to break with some of our eating habits and evolve towards a more plant-based diet, healthier for our bodies and our planet as a whole.

At the same time, the vast amount of food waste we cause on a daily basis, especially here in Europe and richer countries around the world, poses another serious threat to our planet and global society. Would you have guessed that one-third of all the food globally produced for human consumption is lost or wasted? In the EU alone, we accumulate almost 90 million tons of per year, around 180 kg per person! And all of that while 800 million people in the world do not have access to sufficient food to live a healthy life. Let’s change our relationship to food and the way we use and consume it!

In the fun and practical themed 3-hour workshops by Mesa Redonda, we’ll dig deeper into the nutritious, social, environmental and economic benefits of a healthy plant-based diet whilst learning how to effectively utilize and even completely avoid food leftovers and waste in your kitchen!

  • Enjoy it (all)!

Learn how to make full use of fruits and vegetables without producing any leftovers and/or waste, and how to turn them into deliciously sustainable recipes

  • Out of the Box and into the Bottle

Learn how to prepare tasty takeaway meals for lunch boxes or jars, all without using colorants or preservatives, 0% plastic, and 100% vegetarian

  • From Grains to Beans

Learn how to cook legumes with all their benefits in a variety of vegetable-based recipes

  • Mesa REDON

Learn how to reuse food leftovers (REstos De ONtem) in new and appetizing vegetable-based recipes.

Yes, it’s a tough choice! But be assured, in all of the workshops, you’ll get to taste delicious and healthy food and walk out with a workbook full of healthy and tasty recipes and useful tips and tricks. Time to get cooking!


49€ / person


All the workshops include a tasting and a workbook of recipes and tips and tricks.

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 "Bom dia!" (good morning in Portuguese) 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!