The aroma of pizza crust, orange peels, chicken bones, and half-eaten sandwiches has become an all too familiar scent to Bon Appétit Management Company’s Midwest Fellow Elise Kulers and east coast Fellow Elise Dudley, who have weighed over 1,500 pounds of food waste produced by over 8,500 guests at colleges and universities this year.
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Stop Food Waste Day is a global event encouraging chefs, home cooks, and our guests to think about the impact of their food. Learn more about how fighting food waste is nothing new to us.
Think again and use every ingredient twice (or even thrice)! These tried and true tips are a great way to get you started on your food waste fighting journey.
On a recent visit to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, West Coast Fellow Hillary Swimmer helped lead a food waste focused cooking demo with Executive Chef Michael Palmer and the college’s Office of Sustainability.
Food waste can be incredibly tough to track, especially in dynamic, cook-from-scratch kitchens like Bon Appetit’s that serve thousands every day. Enter Waste Not™: Bon Appétit’s very own kitchen-waste tracking app that makes it easier than ever for chefs to capture the cause, quantity, and destination of their food waste.
In honor of Stop Food Waste Day (April 28), we asked our chefs to submit creative food-waste-fighting recipes. Here are the top three.
Stop Food Waste Day Recipe #1: Chickpea Panisse with Wilted Beet Greens, Aquafaba, and Roasted Garlic
A panisse inspired by surplus hummus forms the basis of this hearty dish.
An Italian dish traditionally served on Christmas Eve, this rich dip with anchovies and garlic is satisfying anytime,
For her Stop Food Waste recipe inspiration, Pastry Chef Jenn Bullard had to look no further than her Northern California back yard — and her childhood sibling memories.