Detroit Takes on Food Waste in Make Food Not Waste’s Community Events this September

Detroit, MI — August 25, 2020 Make Food Not Waste is trading its annual event at Eastern Market for a cooking series featuring Detroit chefs, mixologists and bakers who share how to make food go further. Highlighting new (and old) recipes that cross cultures, this six-episode series will show how delicious it can be to waste less. The show emphasizes the rich diversity of the city’s food scene as well as the sense of community around food. In addition, local participating restaurants will be featuring waste-free dishes on their menus and sharing tips with diners about how they too can waste less at home. 

A Star-Filled Line-Up

Hosted by Master Chef contestant Amanda Saab, the cooking series showcases Detroit’s talent. Viewers can register to watch the series online by visiting

Episode 1: “Creativity” September 13

Mixologists Raven Love of Double Strained Collective and David Martinez of Two James Distillery 

Episode 2: “Family”  September 14

Chef Hamisi Mamba of Baobab Fare and Chef Asty Acosta of Asty Time

Episode 3: “Comfort”  September 20

Ale Carreon of Pizza Plex and Chefs Brittiany Peeler and Legenevieve Squires of Experience Relish

Episode 4: “Balance” September 21

Chef Omar Anani of Saffron De Twah and Chef Ederique Goudia of Gabriel Hall

Episode 5: “Love” September 27

Baker Sara Reid of Flavorful Creations and Baker Manal Hussein of For the Love of Sugar

Episode 6: “Community” September 28

Live Q&A with all 

Participating Restaurants

Some of our favorite local restaurants will feature a special dish that shows how to keep from throwing food away. 

Special Thanks

A special thanks to our sponsor The James Beard Foundation. 

About Make Food Not Waste

Make Food Not Waste was founded in 2017 with a goal of inspiring people to waste less food at home through community participation, celebration of food, and easy to implement instruction. We know that keeping food out of landfills drastically reduces stress on the planet, saves money, and is within everyone’s reach. Learn more at