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Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst

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4 tips to create a more food-waste aware menu

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on July 24, 2020

Restaurants deal with two primary costs: food and labor. In the current foodservice environment, kitchens have to get truly creative in order to meet the financial obligations of the business. Labor cost is and will always be a struggle to get a handle on. Too much labor and money is wasted, not enough and your business and customer satisfaction suffers.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Food Waste Strategies

50 food waste prevention ideas for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on April 22, 2020

Today isn’t just any Earth Day, it’s the 50th Earth Day. And to celebrate we’ve collected 50 of our top food waste prevention tips for the kitchen, whether the foodservice or home kitchen. It’s cliché, but in kitchens preventing food waste, every day is Earth Day. We’re proud to help kitchens around the world bring the mission of a more sustainable planet to their teams and their work. Enjoy!

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Topics: Kitchen Culture, Food Waste Strategies

A low-waste grab-and-go program

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on April 16, 2020

Whether you’ve already got an active grab-and-go program or are instituting or expanding a program, there are best practices to follow to ensure it’s as waste-free as possible. 

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Topics: Food Waste Strategies, COVID-19

Food storage best practices: How to extend the life of your food

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on April 9, 2020

Getting the longest life out of the food you purchase is always a concern in a food operation. It is essential to make sure that foods are stored properly to extend shelf life and avoid unnecessary waste and cut back on frequent orders and deliveries.

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Topics: Food Waste Strategies

COVID-19 and food waste prevention

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on March 17, 2020

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, many foodservice operations around the globe are experiencing impacts.  With a focus on health and safety, operations are temporarily closing, adjusting hours to limited service, or changing service styles to remove self-service or buffets - anything to mitigate the chance of spreading the virus. Foodservice teams may be notified with short notice of these changes in an effort to further protect our communities.  

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Topics: Kitchen Culture, Food Waste Strategies, COVID-19