From 25 August to 2 September 2022, the Pitch Event Fjorden på Bordet was held as part of the Festival of Innovation held at Dandy Businesspark, where the Culinary Institute by Vejle Erhverv is located daily in the Food Innovation House, an exciting initiative was born – “Fjorden på Bordet” (The Inlet on the Table). This local endeavor focuses on addressing the issue of invasive species in Vejle Fjord, particularly the detrimental impact of crabs on the fjord’s ecosystem. In response, the Culinary Institute devised a unique and innovative approach to tackle this challenge by “eating their way out of the problem” through the creation of a delectable soup: Vejle Fjord Bouillabaisse, prepared using the abundance of crabs from the fjord.
The primary goal of this initiative is to shine a spotlight on local foods and food systems. It serves as an inspirational model for other cities grappling with similar environmental issues in their local surroundings.
In addition to being featured and served at the Innovation Festival, “Fjorden på Bordet” also made its appearance at Vejle Kulturnat (Cultural Night). This dual presence aimed to raise awareness about the fjord’s fragile ecosystem and motivate local residents to embrace dining from the fjord, thereby actively contributing to this worthwhile initiative.
For more information about the event, watch the following videos: