Food waste remains a significant problem for our planet. It consumes precious natural resources such as water and energy, wastes money unnecessarily and is the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.
When it comes to the UK food waste statistics, the numbers are shocking; “For every meal eaten in a UK restaurant, nearly half a kilo of food is wasted- through preparation, spoilage, and what gets left behind on diners’ plates,” says Big Hospitality. “Food waste costs UK restaurants around £682 million per year which adds a financial slant to an environmental problem that seems so simple to fix- after all, it is mostly made up of things like potato peelings, carrot tops and chicken bones.”
By ensuring that we only purchase what will be eaten and adopting optimal food packaging and storage, we can make a difference. Step by step, we can reduce food waste and get on track for the net-zero environmental targets.
However, if you’ve been running a restaurant or catering business this year, you faced extra pressure. Fluctuating numbers of COVID cases and changing government restrictions have meant that restaurants have been unsure of how many guests to expect and how much food to buy.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. By investing in high-quality food machinery, you can ensure that outstanding food never goes to waste whilst also saving yourself precious time and money.
In this blog, we’d like to explain how you can get creative with your festive leftovers to ensure nothing goes to waste.
Get creative. Instead of throwing waste food items into the bin, why not see what inspiring new dishes you can create with them instead? The internet is awash with creative ideas that will tick all the boxes whilst ensuring your customers get the high standard of cuisine they’d expect.
Invest in professional food machinery like burger machines, mixers and tumblers and you can simplify and speed up the process whilst delivering mouth-watering results.
Those leftover fresh fruits and veggies are excellent for tweaking your existing drinks recipes or adding a garnish to a particular dish. Citrus fruits are particularly good for this and can create a touch of perfection in your cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks. If you’re short on time or want to maximise your productivity, invest in a professional slicer.
Food machinery takes all the hard work out of preparing fruits, veggies, fish, meats and other dishes that can drain your staff’s precious time. Instead, you’ll benefit from all the advantages of using professional-standard equipment and continue to exceed your customer’s expectations. Whatever you’re doing, whatever you’re preparing, food machinery can help simplify the task.
The fact that you’re using festive leftovers doesn’t mean that you have to sell everything right away. By using a vacuum packing machine or other similar packaging machinery, you can ensure your culinary creations are preserved exactly how you’d want them to be. This eases the pressures and helps ensure that your dish arrives in front of your customer in tip-top condition.
There’s no need to throw away your precious money and time or have a negative impact on the planet. Invest in food machinery such as vacuum packers and you can unleash your creativity, preserve your ingredients or dishes effectively and create an outstanding experience for your guests. Contact us to find out more.