Climate Smart Chefs

Life Climate Smart Chefs is a European project receiving funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. It aims to contribute to the development and implementation of the EU Climate Policy and the Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy by actively involving European chefs as promoters of low emission, nutritious and affordable diets, and to promote a mainstream debate on food as a key factor for climate change mitigation.

Project number: LIFE20 GIC/IT/001708

Locations: Italy, Finland, Ireland

Total budget: 1,749,049 €

EU Co-funding: 961,976 €

Duration: 01/01/2022 – 31/12/2024

Climate Smart Chefs Award

Open to two categories of applications:

  • CHEFS who participated to our High level course or online course
  • NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS that lead projects on food and sustainability

APPLICATIONS OPEN from 6 September 2023 to 31 July 2024.

Online course

Driving change in the EU food systems: how to become a Climate Smart Chef

All chefs and culinary professionals wanting to enter the Climate Smart Chefs Award need to take the initial training in food sustainability.  We have put together a simple online course for this purpose, 5 h 30 min of content to prepare you for the Award, all for free, all open-source.

Participate and get your certificate.



Watch the video of the final plenary roundtable of the Roadmap to Vision 2030 and download our report [ENG] [ITA] containing the guidelines for EU policy makers.

Mid-term Conference Climate Smart Chefs

05 July 2023. How can we build together a more sustainable food system starting from the restaurant and hospitality sector? The event aimed to answer this question involving food experts, researchers and chefs. Also on the program:

🏆Launch of the first edition of the CLIMATE SMART CHEFS AWARD

📑Presentation of the strategic policy paper VISION 2030.

How can chefs help to save the planet? Our 10 recommendations

24 mAY 2022. Watch the video of the event and download our report [ENG] [ITA] with top 10 recommendations for chefs.

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The LIFE CLIMATE SMART CHEFS project has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union under grant agreement n. LIFE20 GIC/IT/001708.

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