A COMPETITION to find the tastiest recipe made from everyday leftovers is being launched on local radio, as part of Wigan Council’s drive to promote reduction in food waste.

Local radio station Wish FM is inviting listeners to get fresh with their leftovers and submit their favourite recipes in order to promote the Council’s Love Food Hate Waste agenda.

“The coverage will promote the key messages of the broader campaign,” says Tony Hart, recycling campaign manager at Wigan Council.

“We want to encourage households to think about portion size, how recycling leftovers can save time and money, the tasty recipes they might consider and how to store food so that it remains fresher for longer.”

The competition prizes include meals at some of the top restaurants in the area, as well as Love Food Hate Waste goody bags that offer practical tips on how to make best use of leftovers. The competition, which is running until Sunday July 26, will be promoted across the output, and in particular on Saturday mornings during the programme hosted by Lisa Marrey. The DJ will also be on the judging panel together with the chefs from Gallimore’s Restaurant, the Crown Hotel in Worthington and the Coven Café in Wigan.

Adverts will be dotted throughout the schedule aimed at engaging listeners in the campaign.

The winners will be presented with their prizes at Wigan Council's Love Food Hate Waste trailer at the WOW (Wigan One World) Multicultural Festival on Sunday 2nd August in Alexander Park. The winning recipe will also be prepared by a chef from Gallimore’s restaurant during a live demonstration to visitors to the stand.