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First-Ever Full Time “Food Waste Fighting Chef” Joins LeanPath

By Janet Haugan, Vice President of Customer Success  ///  March 13, 2017

Chef Robb White, CEC, CCA, AAC brings 30 years of culinary expertise to LeanPath food waste prevention team

Portland, OR – March 13, 2017. LeanPath, Inc., creators of the world’s leading food waste prevention systems, is excited to announce the addition of a full-time culinary expert and executive chef, Chef Robb White, CEC, CCA, AAC, to its team. Chef White joins LeanPath as its first-ever Food Waste Fighting Chef, a position that is new to the company and to the industry. In this role, he works directly with LeanPath clients, providing unique perspective and deep culinary expertise to advise action based on food waste data that will lead to more efficient, less wasteful, smarter kitchens.

“Throughout my career as a chef, I’ve seen an enormous amount of food waste,” explains Chef White. “As a chef, I love food, and this really bothered me, both professionally and ethically. In my work in kitchens, I knew I could only affect the chefs that I worked with. But at LeanPath, I can have a much broader impact, working with chefs around the world. There’s a tremendous opportunity to bring this topic into the spotlight for chefs and inspire action. I’m very excited to be a part of the solution.”

Chef White has more than 30 years of industry experience as an educator, corporate chef, private chef, and country club chef. Most recently, Chef White was the Regional Executive Chef for Eurest, managing the culinary operations for seven business and industry cafes and two full-service catering programs. In that role, he was also responsible for developing and coaching the Executive Chefs across 28 facilities, where he redefined the culinary culture including the implementation of food waste tracking, streamlined purchasing and production, and redesigned menus.

Prior to that, Chef White served as the Corporate Culinary Director for Sagora Senior Living, where he managed the culinary operations for 38 upscale senior retirement communities. While there, he developed a highly successful “Food for Life” program focused on improving resident health and decreasing medication use by enhancing food offerings to include local organic vegetarian options. Previously, Chef White was the Dean of Culinary at the Culinary Institute of Michigan where he created an ACF Exemplary Status Accredited Culinary Arts Program.

Chef White is an active member of the American Culinary Federation, serving on the ACF Knowledge Bowl Committee and ACF Ethics Committee and a member of the ACF Oregon Chefs Association. He was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs in 2010, and Les Disciples d’Escoffier Society in 2011. He has received an ACF Presidential Medallion, and the ACF Cutting Edge award for his contributions to the education of culinarians.

Chef White joined the LeanPath team full-time in February 2017 and works directly with chefs at client organizations to help them identify opportunities for waste minimization. He is focused on operational efficiency, training skills, and culinary innovation.


About LeanPath

LeanPath is the world’s leading food waste prevention company, providing systems that enable commercial kitchens to dramatically reduce food waste, lower food costs, and operate more sustainable facilities. Founded in 2004 in Portland, Oregon, LeanPath now has offices in both the US and the UK and its technology has been installed in nearly 1,000 kitchens across the globe. Typical results include a 50% reduction in overall food waste, and a 3 to 8 percent reduction in food purchases. For more information, visit www.leanpath.com.

Media Contact:  Janet Haugan  //  LeanPath  //  503.925.3641  //  jhaugan@leanpath.com

Topics: Press Releases