Minimize food waste and support your community with an audit

By Lori Nikkel  We know that restaurants work really hard to get as much food out the door as possible without wasting any, but there still may be opportunities to do more. Is there a way to minimize food waste in your restaurant, make more money, and support your community? If you’re looking to update […]

Creating a sustainable menu for your restaurant

As sustainability continues to be a top priority for consumers, many are looking to frequent restaurants and businesses that align with their values. While many restaurants are focused on reducing waste, using greener suppliers, and lowering their carbon footprint, a sustainable menu is a win-win for your guests and your business. Restaurant benefits Giving your guests […]

Can your restaurant get greener?

Many restaurants are making strides to lower their carbon footprints, as part of their business goals and in an attempt to address rising diner demand. But before diving into a complete overhaul, identifying potential stumbling blocks can help make the road shorter. Creating a plan that identifies where your greatest impediments lay means getting ahead […]

Food rescue: there’s an app for that

By Jessica Brill Food waste has always presented a challenge to the foodservice industry, but as inflation continues to reach record highs, restaurants may even be more motivated to lower waste and cut costs. From tightening up inventory to better managing off-premise orders, there’s an opportunity for the foodservice industry to waste less, lower its […]

How automated temperature monitoring can help improve efficiency

If you’re doing spring or summer cleaning to improve your restaurant operations, you may want to take a look at automated temperature monitoring and whether it’s a tool that could boost your efficiency. With only five per cent of restaurants currently using an automated temperature system, this might be an opportunity to pull away from […]

Trendi: chasing a greener future

BC company, Trendi, is using robotics and innovation to help drive a global food rescue movement By Jessica Brill Can you imagine a world where food is not wasted, where it’s sustainably produced and accessible to everyone? Craig McIntosh and Carissa Campeotto sure can. They’re walking the walk, tapping into their over 45 years of […]

Making the most of your inventory management

These days, amid labour shortages, inflation, and supply chain disruptions, it’s more important than ever to get a handle on the things you can control, like inventory management. Managing your restaurant’s inventory efficiently could have a major effect on your bottom line. Effectively managing your inventory means streamlining purchasing, monitoring storage, and efficiently using your […]

Upcycling food waste for sustainable packaging

Food waste is a growing global concern for the foodservice industry and beyond, and upcycling has emerged as a way to work toward balance. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, over one-third of all food produced is wasted or lost, translating to 2.3 million tonnes of edible food being wasted […]

Restaurants looking to lower food waste can turn to tech

Food waste is not a new challenge in the foodservice industry, but with the continued inflation, restaurants may be even more motivated to lower waste and cut costs. Why is there so much waste? Food scraps and surplus inventory are certainly contributors, but there are two other major culprits to blame: kitchen mistakes and disposing […]

Upcycled Certified expands into Canada after US success

The Upcycled Food Association (UFA), the premier trade association for the upcycled food industry, has announced that its Upcycled Certified program has been expanded into Canada after what it calls “extraordinary success” in the U.S. market.  Upcycled foods use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, […]