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Food Waste Challenge

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6 weeks

During a 6 week period food waste is tackled in The Netherlands

15% less waste

The participating companies aim for a 15% reduction of food waste

Hotel School The Hague

Students are working with industry professionals and give advice

Food waste 2020

EVENT Hotels NL is hoping to apply the reduction to both lunch and dinner

6 weeks food waste challenge

During a 6 week period food waste is tackled in The Netherlands

15% less waste at breakfast buffet

The participating companies aim for a 15% reduction of food waste

Hotel School The Hague

Students are working together with hospitality professionals and give advice

Outlook for food waste in 2020

EVENT Hotels NL is hoping to apply the reduction to both lunch and dinner

Food Waste Challenge at EVENT Hotels NL

Tackling food waste in The Netherlands

One third of food produced worldwide is wasted, either during production, during transport or during consumption. In developed countries about 100 kg of food is wasted per person per year. In The Netherlands alone, 51 Million kg of food is tossed each year. To tackle this huge amount of food waste many Dutch EVENT Hotels are participating in the National Food Waste Challenge initiated by Rabo Bank.

National Food Waste Challenge 2019

Food Waste Challenge accepted!

During a six-week period in October / November 2019 the participating Dutch EVENT Hotels are aiming at reducing their breakfast buffet waste by 15%. In the beginning of October, the Zero-Measurements took place with the assisting help of Hotel School The Hague students.

On Sunday, October 13th, EVENT Hotels NL finished the first week of measurements in their kitchens. On a daily basis each kitchen team measured how many kilograms of edible food from different residual flows was wasted:

1) during the mise en place in the kitchen

2) from the guests’ plates

3) from the buffet (after breakfast time)

At the moment, the kitchen teams collect and analyze the results of the Zero-Measurement Week. Simultaneously, they start brainstorming and looking for possible solutions to the food waste problem. Hotel School The Hague, which is also affiliated with the National Food Waste Challenge, sends students for exploring the issue together.

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How to waste less food?

Chefs Meeting

Malou van der Burgt, Operations Coordinator at EVENT Hotels, has organized a successful chefs meeting for collecting all the feedback and ideas from all participating hotels. The team has discussed and determined the necessary adjustments to their breakfast concept in a concrete action plan in order to achieve the intended goal of 15% less waste in 6 weeks.

Follow Up Measurements

The adjustments determined during the chefs meeting will be executed accordingly and then a second measurement will take place in November to monitor the effects of the changes. After that week EVENT Hotels NL hope to see a positive effect and have reduced waste per location by 15%.

Waste even less

EVENT Hotels is aiming at continuing this project in 2020 and want to start focusing on lunch and dinner waste next.

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