Founded in 2002 by Jean-François Archambault, La Tablée des Chefs is a non-profit organization whose mission is to feed families in need and to educate future generations by developing their food autonomy. In addition to a food surplus recovery service offered to establishments from the HRI industry, the organization offers culinary activities under the form of team building that will add a social flavor to your events! By hosting an event in one of our two kitchens, you contribute to the funding of the program Les Brigades Culinaires. Young people from high schools across Quebec receive culinary training, allowing the development of their food autonomy.
Since 2006, the organisation offers a food leftovers recovery service to hotels across Canada. By partnering with the AHGM, La Tablée des Chefs relies on the support of the association to promote its service to its members’ institutions. Together, they want all the hotels of Montreal to mobilize in order to reduce food waste by adopting the Sustainable food brokerage service. When a hotel wants to be environmentally responsible by giving a second life to ready-to-eat surpluses and enabling people in need to enjoy quality food, it can communicate with La Tablée des Chefs. The organization will operate all the food recovery logistic. The process that has been approved by the MAPAQ is a simple, safe and effective tool that has positive impacts on the environment and the community.
In 2014, 298 000 portions of food have been distributed among the food banks’ beneficiaries through the Sustainable food brokerage service. Establishments in several regions of Quebec, Alberta, Ontario and Mexico have joined the service. For those interested, details can be found on the website: http://www.recuperationalimentaire.org.