At LeanPath, we’re excited that World Food Day, October 16th, has once again arrived. Given the need to sustainably feed 9.6 billion citizens by 2050, and the many challenges in the global food system that we currently face, it is indeed an important event on the calendar – and it means a lot to us.
Pictured: EMIES Award Winners. Michael Robb, LeanPath Business Development Manager, Second from left
The San Diego Food System Alliance has recognized LeanPath with its Distinguished Program "EMIES" Award.
There are three big reasons the buffet is a key source of food waste.
First, it’s challenging to match supply and demand in an all-you-care-to-eat format. The default is overproduction: better to have too much on display than disappoint a customer with too little.
Second, a buffet has to be aggressively merchandised. Half empty pans and blank spots on the line kill the look of a bountiful buffet.
And third, when faced with that bounty, customers have a hard time gauging their own appetite and will often simply take more than they can eat, leading to excessive plate waste.
The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice customer satisfaction or the visual appeal of a buffet to dramatically cut food waste. Pulling best practices gleaned from LeanPath’s decade-plus experience in food waste prevention, as well as intelligence from The World Wildlife Fund and The Rockefeller Foundation, we offer a new, free whitepaper for chefs and managers.
At its June banquet in Washington, DC, Sodexo presented LeanPath with its 2018 Vendor of the Year Award in the category of Better Tomorrow 2025, Sodexo’s ambitious corporate responsibility roadmap. We are extremely honored by this recognition. We began a focused partnership with Sodexo in 2010. In 2016 we launched the development of the WasteWatch powered by LeanPath customized food waste tracking platform that is currently being deployed at Sodexo sites worldwide. Judy Panayos, Sodexo’s Senior Director Performance, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, presented the award and had these blush-worthy comments: