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Food waste prevention means more efficient labor. Here’s what that looks like.

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on March 15, 2019


When food is delivered to a kitchen’s backdoor, it has one cost: the food cost. Once it enters the kitchen, it starts getting saddled with labor costs. Unloading, storing, prepping, cooking, plating, serving, disposing. It’s a basic model that every chef and manager understands, but it’s important to keep it in mind when we talk about the impact food waste prevention has on labor.

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How Leanpath won Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Posted by Leanpath on February 27, 2019

Food Matters Live caught up with Leanpath’s own Tom Mansel after we were awarded the group’s Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award.

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How to repurpose some of the most commonly wasted foods

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on February 12, 2019

In my years coaching chefs on how to prevent food waste, again and again I see three food items being wasted when they should have been repurposed.

A lot of chefs just aren’t sure what to do with them.

The big three are vegetable trim (broccoli stems, cauliflower cores, carrot peels, onions skins, etc.), fruits (whole and trim), and starches (rice, beans, potatoes, grains). It’s probably not a coincidence that none of these are high-priced proteins, which can sometimes be the only focus of a kitchen’s food waste prevention effort. To prevent trim waste before it happens, consider a knife skills refresher course, and once you improve those skills, turn to repurposing.

Repurposing is key to cutting the financial cost of food waste - labor cost - and inventory loss caused by food waste. Here’s how to tackle the big three by putting them to use instead of putting them in the bin.

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Topics: Food Waste Musings

Leanpath 2018 Year In Review

Posted by Leanpath on December 19, 2018


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Looking at Potato Waste

Posted by Robb White, CEC CCA AAC; Executive Chef & Food Waste Prevention Catalyst on December 17, 2018

 This is a recurring feature where Leanpath Executive Chef Robb White examines real food waste images from Leanpath 360s and shares insights based on what he sees.

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