Food in Action aims at making the world more sustainable thanks to gastronomy. A mother company to diverse sister companies (Brunkullans Te, Flow Food, H E I M Food Studio) and project (Eat Art, Kulturkalaset, Great Nordic Feast, Eat Up Food Walks), Food in Action always bears in mind the environmental, social and economical impact of its actions regarding the planet and the local communities. Through these, we build Good Food Ecosystems. That’s why, to us, World Food Day is everyday.
At H E I M Food Studio, we strongly believe that we still have time to fight climate change and that every little step matters because we are not alone in this fight. As a restaurant, we take extra attention to where the food we cook and serve comes from. To us, it has to be local, organic and fair. At the same time, we acknowledge that to cook Colombian, Mediterranean or French food, we need to import some commodities. The reason we agree to this is because our themed H E I M sessions are a celebration of the many communities gathering in our little town. Indeed, Östersund has a Colombian diaspora as well as citizens from Greek or Syrian or French origins. And it’s also by praising their food that we praise diversity. Food waste can no longer damage our planet and our economy. By choosing to serve pintxos and small dishes, we are improving our supply management. Moreover, our partnership with Torsta Restaurang aims at extending the life of fresh products they cannot sell because it does not meet their volume requirements. And to make sure that the future generation, but also this generate are actors of change for a brighter future, we organise monthly cooking classes: edutainment is key to us and sharing knowledge is the only way to stop working in silo.
Eat Up Food Walks does not only aim at offering a tasty experience to the participants. We also aim at feeding their soul and inspiring them. We like to challenge the stations by making it mandatory to use local, organic, fair products, no matter how difficult the climate makes it here in Sweden. All stations will also cook a vegan alternative. Indeed we agree: our consumption of animal proteins must be reduced. Eat Up Food Walks works as a new way to visit a city but also a new way to connect with your fellow consumers, chefs and producers. Commensality and gathering are key regarding food and Eat Up Food Walks aims at bringing these aspects back into practice.