People
Ilaria

“I believe that cooking for someone else is a way to show him love and care” ‘I am Ilaria and I am from Italy. Since the beginning of 2021, I am living and working in Rotterdam. I was volunteering in a garden with Groengoed and they told me about GZG. I thought that was a […]

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Marlene

  “GZG gave me a sense of purpose and a way to give back to Rotterdam and its inhabitants” I found GZG very randomly whilst looking for vegan restaurants and joined the cooking within my first week of living in Rotterdam. I was predominantly looking to meet like-minded people but ended up finding so much […]

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Joris

“GZG brings some positive energy. Not only does it stimulate sustainable and healthy living, it also promotes social interactions, inclusivity, and creativity” ‘I’ve been part of GZG since March 2020. I was introduced by a friend when I was looking for a possibility to make myself useful and meet some new people. I do different […]

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Nanne

  “I regularly catch myself thinking about new GZG ideas and ways to improve what we are doing, plus I got more skilled at cooking for a large number of people” ‘I moved to Rotterdam with my boyfriend Manus in January 2021 and joined the Vegan Rotterdam group on Facebook. There was a post about […]

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Chloé

“For me, the greatest thing is just seeing people brought together by our initiative” ‘I’m currently a master student in sustainability (and I did a master’s in Media and Business before that) at the Erasmus University. I’m passionate about food and communication. Both my masters are very useful for me at GzG. I am coordinating […]

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Manon

“I think GZG shows people who are not familiar with veganism that it’s very easy and healthy” ‘I came in contact with veganism at work, since I’m a lifeguard at the beach in the summer and some of my coworkers are vegan. I also learnt about vegetarianism at school. I’m originally from Zeeland, the most […]

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Ariane

“What I like most is the mission we strive for” ‘On my year abroad in Rotterdam, I was helping at the garden of the Erasmus University (EUR Edible Garden) when one of the gardeners told me about GZG. A week later, I was helping in the kitchen. This was just before COVID19 so I have […]

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Wilco

” The diversity of people, relaxed atmosphere, and equality ensure that everyone can and may participate ”  I have a critical attitude when it comes to what companies and organizations contribute to society. From my past I have seen quite a few things in healthcare and welfare, some beautiful and others less so. I do […]

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NinaRosa

” Groenten Zonder Grenzen shows that vegan food is not a limitation, but very tasty, fun and challenging. ”  Cooking is fun. Discovering new products, new flavors is a challenge. At Groenten Zonder Grenzen you are forced to think creatively because you have to cook vegan with the products you get from the market or […]

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Mo

‘Three to 4 times a week I collect food that would otherwise be thrown away, at the market or at Marqt. On Tuesday, it goes to Groenten Zonder Grenzen, on other days to the Pauluskerk, the Food Bank or I take it to the zoo where I give it to my colleagues. Part of it […]

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Charles

For this weeks Human’s of GZG we would like to share Charle’s story, a frequent smiling guest at our dinners who was inspired to start eating healthier and lost 25 kilos as a result!

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Myrthe

We started this project after watching garbage trucks at the end of the market crushing all the leftover food that had not been sold. We asked one of the garbage guys “do you always throw away this much?” and they responded “Yes it is really absurd … but I can’t take it all home either.” […]

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Martina

Meet Martina! She regularly works her Italian magic and we owe her plenty of our featured recipes like the farfrittata!

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Caroline

“Did you know that it is quite expensive to eat healthy? I think that is crazy. At one point, I was confronted with people having a shortage of healthy food during this Corona period. I was shocked at first. But then I thought, we are literally sitting on a mountain with food and it cannot […]

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Mirjam

“I think we are on the right track and the things we share are important and relevant.” ‘I am Mirjam, 26 years old. I have been living in Rotterdam for about 2,5 years now. I am a speech therapist and I also completed my master Health Economics, Policy & Law in October. I believe there […]

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Feddo

“I was working at the vegetable department at Marqt when Myrthe from Groenten Zonder Grenzen came to ask if we would like to contribute our leftovers to their initiative. At that time I was already looking for a way to get rid of our waste-streams. When I was young I often went to work with […]

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Rosanna

“It’s amazing to see what you can cook from things that would otherwise be thrown away.” ‘When I studied in Brighton, I learned to cook Indian at a pop-up restaurant. We cooked weekly in different pubs together with an Indian woman. At one point we became a regular part of the pub. We cooked there […]

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