Tips to Reduce Food Waste
  • Serve the correct portion sizes based on your need
  • Don’t over-order on food or overstock your store cupboards- this can encourage staff to cook food simply because it is there
  • Use digital ordering systems which can cut down on over-ordering
  • Track sales data on your retail offer to see what people are ordering, then only order those items and not the unpopular items
  • Record all your food waste and amend production levels accordingly
  • Look at your demographic- having a clear picture of the communities and special diets you are catering for can help you feed people what they want, therefore reducing food waste

Source: Michael Sharp, Supply Chain NHS