Sustainable dining at de Deining

We all want delicious and healthy food (plus the occasional guilty pleasure), but did you know that our food system is the number one cause of global biodiversity loss?

Our current agricultural system is responsible for a third of greenhouse gas emissions, and about 80% of all farmland is used for the production of meat, dairy, and eggs. That’s why at our festival hub, de Deining, vegan and vegetarian food is the norm. We primarily collaborate with local caterers who embrace the challenge of serving delicious dishes using seasonal produce, ingredients sourced on the island, or products with an environmental certification. The wines are also organic and/or vegan. Vegan wine might sound unusual, but many wines use animal products in the filtering process. That’s why at Oerol, we also show you on our wine list when a wine is vegan.

In addition, Oerol uses glassware instead of disposables like plastic cups or hard cups. The green approach is also communicated to the caterers: ‘And it’s not just about glassware or not using plastic, but also thinking about biodegradable dishwashing detergent,’ says Daphne Kamp, our catering coordinator. Everything that passes through your hands at festival hub de Deining has been carefully considered. We serve on real plates or reusable tableware as much as possible and encourage the use of reusable water bottles instead of PET bottles.

‘And it's not just about glassware or not using plastic, but also thinking about biodegradable dishwashing detergent,’ Daphne Kamp, catering coordinator

From 2024, we are deliberately creating a space where audiences, artists, and staff come together. We bid farewell to separate crew catering and embrace a shared dining experience. If there are any leftovers, caterers and staff bring them to the Oerol office, where we process them. Many vegetables, for example, are turned into soup and frozen for lunches during the winter months. Yum!

diner met twee acteurs tijdens de theatervoorstelling Lorca van Joost Oomen en de Poezieboys, Oerol 2023

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