Food labs “Cook your way to global understanding”. Food labs may take place in venues such as culinary studios and as part of outdoor festivals. Diverse audiences are introduced to the global implications of food waste and invited to get involved in food prepping under guidance of well-seasoned chefs. Thematically, the emphasis may be put on using up the food, re-using leftover food, smart portioning and storing the food to the best effect possible, while also explaining the global impacts of food consumption and waste. The menu may feature different courses, including soups and desserts. Photo galleries from the labs tend to generate lots of visitor engagement on social media.