Tips for Reducing Restaurant Food Waste

Food waste is a long-standing problem in the restaurant industry. A recent article published by the National Restaurant Association offers strategies for reducing your kitchen’s food waste:

  1. Re-evaluate the value of your food – Change your perspective about the value of the food in your kitchen through visits to local farms.
  2. Track the amount of food you waste – Research shows that the habit of recording how much food is thrown away can help restaurants to reduce food costs by 2% – 6% annually.
  3. Donate your unused food – The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act protects restaurants against liability claims pertaining to donated food, so don’t let that worry stop you!

For more information, read the article in full at the National Restaurant Association’s website.