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Ask the expert - march 2019

Do you have any insights on ways to reduce food waste? 

Ask the Expert: Do you have any insights on ways to reduce food waste?

Answer:

Food waste directly affects the bottom line.

• Micro manage and strategically order perishable items such as produce and fresh proteins with a short shelf life.
• Calibrate scales regularly and spot check portions. Over portioned food causes inconsistencies for the guests entrees and waste.
• Label all containers to reduce food from expiring or thrown because it is improperly identified.
• Rotate food with the shortest shelf life products in the front. Products with the shortest shelf life or already opened should be used first (FIFO Method)
• Log discarded food and adjust ordering and preparation accordingly. You don’t know what to fix if you don’t know the root cause!

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