Video: Brakes and WRAP offer food waste reduction advice

By Noli Dinkovski

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Waste: New video guides are available
Waste: New video guides are available
Brakes and waste and recycling body WRAP have created a series of online videos to help inspire chefs with ways of reducing food waste.

The videos, which highlight the ongoing challenge of food waste in commercial kitchens, aim to provide chefs with practical advice on how to get the most from ingredients, waste less food and save money.

Covering fish, meat and vegetables, the three videos feature Oliver Gladwin – head chef at the Shed restaurant, in London’s Notting Hill.

Business boost

Ken Mulholland, environment and sustainability manager at Brakes, said that reducing food waste is “not only good for the environment, it’s also good for business”.

“The new videos offer caterers lots of easy-to-execute practical tips for making savings,” he added.

Eleanor Morris, programme area manager at WRAP, explained that the videos have been produced as part of the voluntary Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA), of which Brakes is an active signatory.

She said: “HaFSA is helping the entire industry tackle the huge cost of waste in the sector, estimated to be some £2.5bn per annum. “These videos show effective ways in which chefs can make real savings in their own kitchens.”

The chef masterclass videos, which were filmed in Brakes’ kitchens, are available to view at www.wrap.org.uk/chef-masterclass.

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