As inflation continues to rise, owners and operators throughout the foodservice industry are learning that the need to focus on reducing food waste is greater than ever. Below are our top four tips for reducing food waste to help combat inflation.
Train your staff properly.
Teach your employees to store and prepare food with waste reduction in mind. Make sustainability a part of your work environment and training. Remember to lead by example, this shows the commitment begins at the top.
Make good use of every bit of food.
Leftover veggie scraps or bones can be used to make flavorful stocks and broths. Day old bread can easily be turned into croutons or breadcrumbs, and misshapen, "ugly" produce and be used in sauces or juices. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination.
Double check your food deliveries.
DO NOT accept a food delivery without performing a thorough inspection. Keep an eye out for bruised fruits of vegetables when receiving produce. During meat deliveries be on the lookout for discoloration or bad odors. You never want to be in a position where you have a large amount of product in house that can’t be used.
Invest in efficient and dependable kitchen equipment.
Sometimes you just have to let technology do some of the work for you. The AutoFry® is a ventless, deep fryer complete with a revolutionary technology known as Simplifry™. This heat/time compensation intelligence automatically adjusts cooking times based on the quantity of product being prepared per fry cycle. This process ensures that, whether you’re preparing two orders of fries or five, your product is cooked to perfection every time. Simplifry limits cooking errors, ultimately resulting in reduced food waste. For more information on how the AutoFry can help your business, click the link below.