Waste Reduction for Better Food and Increased Sales

Modern Restaurant Management

Although this means that we are now down to just 20 percent of our business, we are able to stay afloat financially by applying the same waste reduction efficiencies in our own work that we pass on to our consulting clients. Reducing Waste in the Kitchen.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS – DON’T WASTE THIS TIME

Culinary Cues

Our first job is certainly to protect ourselves and our families, to stop the spread of the virus in every way within our individual power, but time wasted now will come back to bite us in the near future. Desperation has sunk in for those of us in the restaurant business. We know that closure is a reality for at least 30 more days and likely longer than that.

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How to Reduce and Track Restaurant Food Waste

Xtra Chef

Food waste is a serious environmental and humanitarian issue. But restaurant food waste poses a huge problem for overall profitability in the business: The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that restaurants waste $162 billion in food each year. Use a Food Waste Tracker.

From Surviving to Thriving: Re-Capturing Potential Lost Expense in Food Waste

Modern Restaurant Management

However, according to the USDA , up to 40 percent of the nation’s food supply is wasted each year – the economic equivalent of approximately $161 billion. Now, more than ever, is the time to focus on the bottom line reducing our food waste and thus food costs in an effort to survive. While sales are down across the board, many restaurants are creating the perfect storm for food waste – a surplus of ingredients with shrinking demand.

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Shifting Priorities During COVID-19: Waste Goes up as Restaurants aim to Stop the Spread of the Pandemic

Lavu

Waste production is going up as business owners around the world swap their waste reduction initiatives out with ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With this rise in waste production in response to the current pandemic, there are still ways restaurant owners can cut back on waste and continue to stay true to their missions of doing the least harm to the environment while serving their communities. Donate Food Waste to Local Charities.

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Restaurant Sustainability: Is Your Waste a Waste?

The Restaurant Group

Can you imagine adding up all the food wasted at your favorite restaurant in one day? Could the amount of waste not be decreased, so there is no waste at all, so more revenue could go towards your investment? Food is the number one culprit wasted on a large scale by both consumers and restaurants, but doesn’t have to be. In fact, restaurants recycle cardboard, paper, grease, fat oil, and metals more than recycling wasted food. Restaurant Sustainability.

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Food Waste During a Global Pandemic: An Opportunity for Change

Modern Restaurant Management

We are referring to food waste. million tonnes of food waste each year. This figure will be simply incomparable with what we should expect to see come the end of the year when the 2020 waste statistics are produced. Firstly, the number of people eating at home was going to increase, while, alternatively, the stock of restaurants would go to waste. Waste management is something restaurateurs plan for. Usually, for restaurants, food waste sits at around 0.5

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3 Simple Ways Restaurants Can Reduce Food Waste this Holiday Season

Xtra Chef

The holiday season can be a boon for many restaurants, but it can also exacerbate an issue that plagues the restaurant industry all year long: food waste. Before the holiday rush overwhelms our schedules and our senses, let’s take a moment to reflect on the issue of food waste and some simple ways that restaurants can reduce food waste this holiday season. The Issue of Food Waste in the Restaurant Industry. Food waste in the restaurant industry is real.

How to Create a Coffee Shop Food Menu That Minimises Waste

Perfect Daily Grind

To avoid waste of both ingredients and profits, take a look at these practical tips to design a coffee shop food menu. The longer and more complicated your menu, the more potential there is for waste. Aaron also says that “better food management is really important, not only for the environment, but for people to have a better understanding and respect of food and waste.”.

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The Short, Troubling Life of the Intentional Food Waste Meme

EATER

As soon as it’s in position, he begins to hack at the fruit, segmenting the entire melon before throwing the pieces into a nearby waste bin. The video was just one example of a burgeoning social media genre: the intentional food waste meme. Getty Images/Science Photo Libra.

Winnowing Away at Food Waste and Epic Generosity

Modern Restaurant Management

Winnow Raises $20M to Fight Food Waste. The company, with US offices located in Iowa City, has recently made headlines in the country, having been selected as a food waste innovator and recipient of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Kroger Foundation Grant. 63 million tons of food is wasted every year. This year we launched our ground-breaking AI product Winnow Vision, and chefs using Winnow around the world are saving $33m worth of food from going to waste annually.

Changes at McDonald’s and Reducing Food Waste

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM News Bites features McDonalds, the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, OpenTable, Ordermark, Hudson Group, Hakkasan Group , Waitr and Checkers, ICV Partners, Restaurant Technologies, Diebold Nixdorf and Alto-Shaam. " Reducing Food Waste. The Food Waste Reduction Alliance – founded by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and National Restaurant Association – today announced a formal agreement with the U.S.

Five Ways to Reduce Waste

Hot Schedules

Five Ways to Reduce Waste. The Impact of Food Waste. US Restaurants generate between 22 and 33 billion pounds of food waste every year. All that waste adds up. The EPA estimates that food waste is the single largest category in any given landfill. Believe it or not, food waste is directly responsible for generating a potent greenhouse gas. That means the nutrients from the wasted food can’t go back into soil. Much of this waste is avoidable.

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Wasting Away: Reducing Food (and Energy) Waste for Restaurants

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

The Food Service Tecnology Center (FSTC) held two educational seminars in June covering the relationship between food and energy waste. The seminar at the PG&E facility in San Ramon featured presentations from the FSTC’s Richard Young and Claudia Pingatore who were joined by guest speakers Samantha Sommers ( ReThink Disposable ), Mike Goldblatt ( Copia ), Kerry Flickner ( Foodservice Sustainability Solutions ), and Anne Baker & Kimberly Lam ( Republic Waste Services ).

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Using Toyota’s 8 Waste Control Methods in Your Restaurant or Cafe

Ken Burgin

Toyota built its world-class success by watching and controlling every step of the manufacturing process, especially waste. Use Toyota’s classification of 8 different types of waste, and discover new ways to cut costs and improve your bottom line. Transportation Waste – unnecessary movement of products and equipment. Processing Waste – repeated action that adds no value to a product or service. Inventory Waste – over-ordering that results in spoilage or theft.

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Restaurants Save up to 10% on Food Costs by Reducing Waste

Cheetah

85% of Food in Restaurants Is Wasted According to the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, in the restaurant industry, about 85% of food ends up in the trash. This is one of the trickiest parts of restaurant managing because food waste can be hard to track and evaluate. A simple fact, however, is that reducing waste is guaranteed to increase your restaurant’s net profit. coalition found that for every $1 a restaurant invested in reducing food waste it made a return of $7.

9 Tips Other Restaurant Managers Don’t Share About Saving On Waste

Bizimply

Being guilt-tripped by parents and teachers wasn’t fun when you were told off for wasting food. Socially, environmentally and for business it just makes sense to reduce your waste. The post 9 Tips Other Restaurant Managers Don’t Share About Saving On Waste appeared first on Bizimply. Running a restaurant means you now understand how right they were. Bar & Restaurant Retail & Hospitality

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How to Reduce Food Waste with Today’s Restaurant Technologies

Restaurant Technology Guys

Every year America sends to landfill a staggering 63 million tons of food waste, at a cost of an even more astonishing $218 billion. But we can learn how to reduce food waste through technology.

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Effective Ways To Reduce Food Waste In Your Business Now

Amy Fletcher

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DIY Restaurant Website Builder – 5 Reasons You Should Not Waste Your Time

Web Diner

If you wouldn’t let someone else pick the colors, furniture, and decor of your restaurant, why would you use a DIY Restaurant Website Builder? Picking your website’s look should be as relevant to you as choosing the decor, the furniture, or the kitchen equipment.

Does My Restaurant Need A Point-Of-Sale System? Or Is It A Waste Of Money?

BNG Point of Sale

Well, a point-of-sale system is necessary when it comes to maintaining the operations of your business, but they also prevent theft, limit food waste, and help you make smarter ordering decisions. POS systems prevent waste. Even ordering lots of cheap ingredients in bulk doesn’t matter if you’re losing 60% to waste. Or Is It A Waste Of Money?

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Four Ways To Manage Limited Resources And Increase Your Margins

Modern Restaurant Management

Minimize Waste. billion metric tons annually) is wasted. Wasting less food results in less wasted water. You can educate your staff and appoint a food waste reduction team; inventory and store food properly and use it on a “first in, first out” basis; measure portion sizes to lower the number of plates that come back with uneaten foods; recycle unused ingredients and compost leftovers.

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Organic Waste Recycling for Foodservice: What You Need To Know

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

If you produce 4 cubic yards* (the size of a standard commercial bin, not the smaller ‘cart’) or more of organic waste per week, you must separate and recycle that waste. Here is a brief overview of the terms used by the various stakeholders in the world of organic waste recycling, which often cause confusion: Organic matter comes from a living organism; food waste is one type of organic matter. Haul your own green waste to an organics recycling facility.

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HOSHIZAKI AMERICA, INC. ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE AWARD-WINNING MODWATER DISPENSER

Sante

Hoshizaki’s award-winning MODwater dispenser not only delivers four types of water instantly, it also provides costs savings and reduces plastic waste. Customers not only anticipate cost savings by no longer having to buy/deliver bulky dispenser bottles, but also a drastic reduction in plastic water bottle waste. Hoshizaki America Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award MODwater dispenser National Restaurant Association Show plastic waste reduction sustainability

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The Staggering Reality of Restaurant Food Waste

FreshCheq

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Foodservice Forecast 2017: Has Cutting Waste Become More Profitable Than Unit Growth?

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

However, there is still plenty of profit to be made by cutting energy waste. The surprising conclusion is that cutting waste has become more profitable than unit growth. Richard Young, Director of Education. The Food Service Technology Center kicked off 2017 with our annual Foodservice Forecast seminar featuring presentations by Foodservice Equipment Reports ‘ Robin Ashton, the California Restaurant Association ‘s Jot Condie and Jessica Lynam, and myself.

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To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges ‘Best If Used By’ Date Labels

Earth Eats

Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20% of food waste in U.S. Articles Blog Posts Content Type Earth Eats Homepage News Updates NPR Story Subfeatured Top Story food labeling food wastehomes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.

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Restaurant Fights Waste By Chopping Menu Prices Till Food Is Gone

Earth Eats

Articles Blog Posts Content Type Earth Eats Homepage News Updates NPR Story Subfeatured Top Story Uncategorized food preservation food waste torontoEvery Sunday, Farmhouse Tavern plans how to sell out of perishable food and open bottles of wine so it can shut up shop with an empty refrigerator for the next three days, when it is closed.

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Cut Food Cost with Two Easy Systems

The Restaurant Expert

The other is a waste sheet. The waste sheet simply tracks waste in the kitchen. When an ingredient or item is double ordered, over cooked, spoils or just can’t be used any longer for any reason, it MUST be recorded on the waste sheet. A lot of employees don’t like the waste sheet because they think admitting waste will get them fired. The waste sheet shows you where there are problems. The next step is to go to the waste sheet.

EPA Lifts Requirements For Livestock Farms To Report Waste Pollution

Earth Eats

A new EPA rule will exempt requirements for farms to report pollution from animal waste. Articles Blog Posts Content Type Earth Eats Homepage Featured Subfeatured Top Story CAFOs emissions environmental justice EPA hog farming Hog Lagoons

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How Will Restaurant Food Waste Regulations Affect Your Business?

FreshCheq

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Factory Farm Emissions and Food Waste Could Be Ruinous to Climate-Saving Efforts

EATER

Food waste is also a huge issue. According to the study, halving food waste would drastically change projected emissions. We have to do a little bit of everything,” including boosting crop yields to curb deforestation, and reducing food waste, according to Clark. Shutterstock. Plus, restaurants might not recover until 2025, and more news to start your day A new study says food production is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas production.

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Why Weighing is the Most Efficient and Accurate Bar Inventory Method

Sculpture Hospitality

It helps your business to reduce drink shortages, limit waste, optimize reordering, avoid order mistakes, increase profits and much more. Successful beverage inventory management results in a huge number of benefits for your bar.

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How to Develop a Restaurant Management Plan

The Restaurant Expert

In my restaurant we use tools such as a key item report and waste sheet to control our food costs ­­­ _. A restaurant management plan is your written strategy for how to get your restaurant to where you want it. New ideas have very little value unless they are put into action. This restaurant management plan is a tool that translates ideas (I should or I’ll try to) into action (I am).

How a Restaurant Pre-Shift Meeting Improves Communication and Profits

The Restaurant Expert

What’s silly about this is a lot of this wasted time could be prevented if management held a daily pre-shift meeting. A pre-shift meeting can improve communication and profits in your restaurant? Allow me to explain through example. Running a restaurant can often feel like you are in high school. Remember high school and all the drama? There was a lot of talking behind people’s backs, spreading rumors and trashing people for no reason.

What is PAR Level and Why is it Important in Restaurant Inventory Management?

Sculpture Hospitality

That’s because poor ordering decisions lead to wasted money. Proper food and beverage inventory management is one of the most important processes that any restaurant can implement into their backend operations.

Actual vs. Theoretical Food Cost 101

Xtra Chef

Food waste due to spoilage, miscalculated portions, food spillage, and refires. To learn more about these four factors that cause restaurant food waste and how you can track and reduce it, read this post. . Track food waste .

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Restaurants Save Money with the Right Recycling Practices 

Modern Restaurant Management

In 2018, when China stopped accepting plastics and recycling from the US, waste management professionals wondered whether the recycling industry could survive the loss of a major market for America’s commodity scrap.

How to Optimize Food Cost Percentage at All Your Restaurant Locations

Restaurant365

To calculate your ideal food cost percentage, leverage your theoretical food cost, the cost of making all menu items over a given period time assuming perfect portion sizes, no waste, no mistakes, and no theft. The variance between these two numbers is food waste, breakage and theft.

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Creating a sustainable restaurant in 3 easy steps

Deliverect

By working towards less (food) waste and a more seasonal and locally-sourced menu, you’ll quickly be able to get on the right track. #1 1 REDUCE WASTE. Waste management in the food and restaurant industry is more important today than ever. Here are some of the best practices for reducing restaurant waste: - Cut back on single-use plastics , for instance by swapping plastic straws and other utensils for bamboo, metal or paper alternatives. - 2 FIGHT FOOD WASTE.

Emerging from COVID With a More Sustainable Approach

Modern Restaurant Management

Waste Reduction. Another way to make your restaurant more sustainable is to reduce the amount of waste you produce through daily operations. You can also cut back on waste by simplifying your menu.

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xtraCHEF Product Release 9.2

Xtra Chef

This product release includes the debut of Waste Tracking for Inventory Management users, updates to xtraCASH and Sync, and some new features to look for in the Vendor Hub and Purchasing & Ordering Management. Inventory Management users, meet Waste Tracking!

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THE RESTAURANT ECO-SYSTEM NEEDS HELP

Culinary Cues

A reduction in restaurant business leads to crop waste, unplanted land, and serious cash flow problems for farmers. There are a number of reasons why restaurants fail – some are predictable and avoidable, while others can catch a business off guard.