The success of a restaurant is directly related to the ability of its staff. This goes beyond just culinary ability, but rather the ability to operate as a team in the restaurant setting. When firing on all cylinders, the right team can ensure that the experience they’re providing to those dining at their establishment is one to remember. While you might think this would be enough to ensure a successful restaurant, the truth is, there’s plenty more intangibles. On top of this effort, the restaurants also have to place extra considerations around minimizing food spoilage and waste. Food waste remains a prominent problem across the world. With a collected food waste rate growing over one billion tons annually according to the UN Environment Program; restaurants are one of main contributors to the figure. On average, a single restaurant is responsible for anywhere between 25,000-75,000 pounds of food waste per year. It’s up to these restaurants to step up to the challenge and reduce their amount of contributed waste. Unfortunately, part of the reason this waste even exists is because it can be challenging to forecast for restaurants, making ingredient orders a variable that may always be changing. Only when a restaurant team can thoroughly understand the specific demands of the restaurant in terms of the food served can they be better prepared to reduce food waste. More than just better forecasting can be done, though. In fact, more restaurants are finding ways in which they can reduce their rate of food spoilage. By ensuring food is effectively stored, rotated, and temperature controlled, ingredients can stay out of the spoiled category for longer, making them useful before they ever spoil. Interested in learning more about how to properly preserve foods to ensure your restaurant isn’t contributing to the food waste problem of the world? Be sure to check out the infographic accompanying this post.
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