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Isabelle Ratzel - Biorganic Factory: How to reduce catering food waste and cut costs

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Isabelle Ratzel - Biorganic Factory: How to reduce catering food waste and cut costs

  1. 1. BIORGANIC FACTORY & The FoodWaste
  2. 2. 1. CATERING CONCEPT : SUSTAINABILI TY 1.Environment: - 100% Organic Food & Drinks - Mainly local - Respect of the seasons 2. Social: - Sustainable & ethics policy 3. Economy: - Staff: free lance, temporary, worker, employees, … - Cocktails, walking, diner, delivery, …
  3. 3. 2. GLOBAL CONCEPT: ethical policy • Neither too much, nor too little • Suppliers: organic and/or sustainable certified • Sorting of waste • Transport: car sharing, night delivery, … • Reusable tableware, packaging reducing • Recycled paper, print front & back (administration) • Carbon Offset : CO²Logic • Veggie option • Redistribution of surplus
  4. 4. 3. CERTIFICATION as a benchmark • Objective criteria’s • Belgium & EU recognition • Valid for food & drinks, … • Part of sustainability policies
  5. 5. 4. OUR CERTIFICATES
  6. 6. 5.REDUCE FOOD WASTE? - BEFORE EVENT: prerequisites - Type of event - Target: business men, employees, friends, … - Advice to organizer for a type of event (qty, target, venue, timing, …) - Adapted & detailed quote: menus, seasons products availabilities, reuse, … - Alternative drinks: tap water, homemade lemonade, iced tea, … - Several menu options + veggie options + dietetics (reduce meat, …) - Regular report with organizer - Quantity: last call for number of participants (legal clauses) + evaluation of NO show - promote local suppliers: Permafugi, Biofresh, …
  7. 7. 5.REDUCE FOOD WASTE? - DURING & AFTER EVENT - Don’t open too much bottles at the bar - Don’t overcharge the buffets - smaller portions - communication with organizer till the end of event - Use logos: allergies, …
  8. 8. 5.REDUCE FOOD WASTE? - AFTER EVENT - Sorting (food, drinks & waste) - Recycling (! AFSCA) - Redistribution (samu social)
  9. 9. 6. REDUCE FOOD WASTE: example RESTAURANT & EVENTS @ BEL Building Since one year Biorganic Factory manages the BEL restaurant as well as the internal and external events inside of the Brussels Environement administration building #sustainability#local#organic#sorting&reducingwaste
  10. 10. 6. REDUCE FOOD WASTE: example - BEL Restaurant - Weight buffet (Buffet au poids) - Unlimited choices & variety -Alternative drinks: individual portion, free bottle with tap water -You pay what you want to eat -Veggie, meat, fish, … - Respect of the season’s products - All in formula’s: soup + sandwich, breakfast, …
  11. 11. 6. REDUCE FOOD WASTE: example - BEL Restaurant • Reducing food waste: -the price you pay is what you want -Reuse of food in other preparation next day (fresh vegetables  soup, bodding, …) -Take away with your own lunch box -Agreement with social help network (Samu social, collectatif, …) - Inventory control: tended flow - Small plate, small budget -Adaptability: local food, suppliers proposals, hollidays, … -From event to restaurant & return

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