Your Business is Food; don’t throw it away!

Resources to help hospitality and food service businesses throw less food away

It’s simple – reducing the amount of food your hospitality or food service business throws away can boost your bottom line.

What’s more, it’s really easy to do. We’ve developed a toolkit – called Your Business is Food; don't throw it away – that will help you through a very straightforward three-step process:

Step 1: Review the food you throw away

Step 2: Make an action plan

Step 3: Keep it going!

Ready to get going? Here’s how to start:

  • Get your team on board by explaining why you are reducing food waste.
  • Choose days to run the review which are typical for your business; a mix of days when you’re busy and when you’re quiet. 
  •  Find a Your Business is Food Champion to drive the process. 
  • To capture the food thrown away, set out separate containers for Spoilage, Preparation and Plate. Label the containers so that staff know where to put the food. 
  • Weigh the containers and record against each day for each type of food thrown away on the 3 day or 7 day tracking sheet 
  • Find out how much you could be saving over a year with this simple calculator tool. Instructions can be found in the Quick Start Guide

Everything you need to know about how to run the process is in our Starter Guide – this will give you all the pointers you need to get up and running.

"This trial really helps you identify areas that can improve your business. It really opened my eyes”. Trevor Roberts, General Manager, The Airport (pub).

Check out our video of businesses discussing the savings they've made with 'Your Business is Food':

What have you got to lose? Download the materials and start boosting profits now. This short video guide will show you how: