Food Waste

Nando’s urges industry to talk more about sustainability

By Henry Unwin, Head of Sustainability, Nando’s Nando’s has been a member of the SRA since 2015 and is a founding member of their Groups and Chains working group. It’s great to be part of such an engaging and enthusiastic network, surrounded by individuals and businesses who are as passionate about sustainability as we are. …

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Six ways to wow your customers on Super Saturday

By Tom Tanner Independence Day, Super Saturday, the end of hibernation – whatever you’re choosing to call this weekend’s re-opening, for the more than 10,000 SRA Member kitchens readying themselves to serve customers on site again for the first time in more than three months, this is undoubtedly a massive moment. We’re as thrilled as …

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Ten top tips to re-open right on 4 July

By Tom Tanner In the introduction to Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services it says they hope that the document, prepared by BEIS, businesses, unions, industry bodies will help you keep staff and customers safe, that the new distancing guidelines are practical. We’ve read and reviewed the …

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WEBINAR – Circular Restaurants

Summary by Tom Tanner, SRA Host Natalia Agathou, LWARB Guests: Andrew Stephen, CEO, CRA Arthur Potts Dawson, Chefs Manifesto and Omved Gardens Chef Grace Regan, Founder, SpiceBox LWARB’s Advance London Team and the SRA partnered on creating Circular Restaurants: Food that doesn’t cost the earth – a guide to help food businesses, and restaurants in …

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The Sustainable Restaurant Association and Just Eat Fight Food Waste

Author: Alana Mellon It is estimated that ⅓ of all food produced globally ends up as waste. This is both an environmental and ethical concern. As food decomposes in landfill, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide. Moreover, nearly 800 mill people worldwide suffer from malnutrition whilst food waste continues …

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Feeding the Community during Lockdown

Author: Tom Tanner Photo Credit: @Lana de Meillon Malard from @CatfordFridge Faced with a mountain of potential food waste and an unspecified period of furlough, one Food Made Good member is feeding the community It’s less than seven miles from the Lewisham Irish Centre to OXO Tower Restaurant Brasserie and Bar, but the two places …

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Avoiding food waste during COVID-19

By Tom Tanner   While it may not be absolutely top of your list of priorities right now, we know you’d want to do everything you can to feed people and not bins, especially when many more people are struggling to put food on the table and there’s the potential for huge amounts of food going to waste.   We …

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Food Waste Bad Taste: OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie 

AUTHOR: TOM TANNER Executive Head Chef Jeremy Bloor and Andrea Zick, Personal Assistant to the General Manager at OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie reveal why they participated in Food Taste Bad Taste and the major impact it’s had on the way they operate front and back of house as well as on their bins.  Why did you sign …

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Sustainable Hospitality 2020: Food Made Good with the SRA

AUTHOR: TOM TANNER When at the end of HRC 2019 the organisers asked the 21,000 delegates for their top priority for 2020, sustainability topped the list. Judging by the numbers who attended Sustainable Hospitality 2020: Food Made Good with the SRA, and the buzz of questions, networking conversations and engagement with the interactive sessions, interest …

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