J.C.DISI Social Gastronomy Event
Social Gastronomy Event is Silver Design Award winner in 2014 - 2015 Event and Happening Design Award Category.
Social Gastronomy Event

In Social Gastronomy, celebrity chefs with grassroots groups showed how "less than perfect" ingredients can be salvaged and transformed into a "more than perfect" feast for social good. The event proved private kitchens as key sites for social innovation, raised awareness of food waste reduction: over 3,600 tons of food are discarded daily and half are edible; it also takes 1/3 of solid waste landfill space. Guests reflected on ‘imperfect’ ingredients value, turned surplus food into healthy and delicious dishes. A cookbook is published to educate the next generation.

Social Gastronomy Event
J.C.DISI Social Gastronomy
J.C.DISI Event
J.C.DISI design
J.C.DISI design
Jockey Club Design Institute for Social innovation

Initiated by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) convenes university expertise, curates cross-disciplinary projects, and constructs partnerships for social well-being and positive systemic change. The Institute’s new home is located at the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, where designers, civic leaders, intellectuals, professionals, and fellow citizens engage in dialogues pertaining to Hong Kong’s future. Being the first design institute dedicating to social innovation in Asia, J.C.DISI focuses on articulating creative and alternative solutions to the complex challenges today- from urban sustainability, ageing population, family and youth, public services, social entrepreneurship to empowering technologies for the disadvantaged.