Minimizing Waste in Restaurants

Minimize food waste at restaurants

Restaurant waste management is probably one of the most difficult aspects of managing a restaurant. You need to worry about ordering enough products and produce while balancing out costs and minimizing waste. To minimize food waste in restaurants, keep these tips in mind.

Manage Your Food Waste Creatively

The easiest way to minimize food waste is not to buy too much food and avoid overstocking your kitchen. Of course, this is easier said than done, and overstocking can sometimes still happen despite your best efforts. If you do overstock, find ways to create menu items that utilize your overstock. Soups, stews, and curries are a quick way to use up vegetables that are on the verge of being thrown out.

You can even introduce a rotating chef’s special that will allow you to use up any food you may have too much of. This will allow you to exercise a degree of creative freedom with the menu while keeping the menu fresh and exciting. If you still have too much food, try treating your staff to a meal made from your overstock.

Take Out and Delivery Solutions

Restaurant food waste
Use creative methods to boost your business and minimize food waste at the same time.

Restaurant waste management doesn’t just encompass food waste; take-out and delivery contribute to a restaurant’s plastic waste as well. Since plastic doesn’t decompose over time, plastic takeout containers can very quickly fill up a landfill.

Instead, switch to sustainable delivery and take-out packaging. If you must use plastic containers, make sure they’re recyclable. Otherwise, many companies now sell takeout containers that are compostable or biodegradable. Advertising that you’re eco-friendly is also a great way to attract more customers to your business and help you stand out from the crowd.

A robust restaurant waste management solution needs to involve a solid waste management service that will serve you promptly and courteously. Our staff over at Sunrise Sanitation Services will be happy to help. 

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