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Ideas for repurposing broccoli trim and overproduction

Posted by Ben Murphy, Food Waste Prevention Chef on November 6, 2023

This post is part of a Leanpath culinary blog series looking at ideas for repurposing commonly overproduced menu items.

We encounter quite a lot of broccoli in foodservice operations’ waste data. Whether it be trim waste–i.e throwing away edible stalks–or overproduced cooked broccoli that is discarded, there are various innovative things kitchen teams can do to keep broccoli out of the bin and ensure its purchase value is retained. 

Broccoli has several qualities that make it the ideal ingredient to repurpose. Its sustenance and good value relative to its weight make it the perfect yield increasing ingredient to add to dishes. Broccoli’s low calorie and high nutrition and vibrant color also make it a repurposing super food which is also quick to cook, further enhancing its repurposing potential.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Overproduction Tips, Food Waste Strategies

Updating the Food Waste Hierarchy, elevating prevention

Posted by Steve Finn, VP of Sustainability & Public Affairs on November 3, 2023

Earlier this month, the US EPA’s food recovery hierarchy, the upside downtriangle which has guided food waste reduction efforts since the 1990s, got a makeover.

And that’s a good thing, as it reflects the continued evolution of research and elevation of activity on food waste reduction.

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Topics: Food Waste Around the Globe, Food Waste News

Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman named one of the 2023 Meaningful Business 100

Posted by Leanpath on October 11, 2023

Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman has been named one of this year’s Meaningful Business 100, among a global group of leaders combining profit and purpose to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.

The 5th edition of the award recognizes social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and impact investors whose work supports the UN Global Goals; in Leanpath’s case, Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve global food waste by 2030.

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Topics: Food Waste News

Ideas for repurposing leafy greens

Posted by Ben Murphy, Food Waste Prevention Chef on September 28, 2023

This post is part of a Leanpath culinary blog series looking at ideas for repurposing commonly overproduced menu items.

Leafy greens are a commonly wasted food item in many foodservice operations due to their delicate composition and short shelf life. Spoilage of leafy greens can often occur earlier than expected due to poor storage and so having a well-considered storage protocol along with a range of back up plans for repurposing can help keep your food waste of leafy greens to a minimum. Here are some creative ways to use leftover leafy greens:

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Overproduction Tips, Food Waste Strategies

Metz Culinary Management Announces 30% Food Waste Reduction with Leanpath

Posted by Sam Smith, Director of Marketing on September 27, 2023

Metz Culinary Management, Inc. (Metz) recently announced its launch of the Leanpath food waste prevention initiative to help its culinary partners curtail waste in meal preparation and service, now operational in 18 Metz dining partner sites.

 

Metz’s food waste prevention initiative is part of the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability across its operations. Metz has set a goal of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for food waste reduction.

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Topics: foodservice