From May to June 2019, Certifiably Green Denver, through the NRDC’s Food Matters project, held a Restaurant Food Waste Pilot in Denver’s Highland neighborhood. Working with 10 restaurants, the pilot encouraged restaurants to reduce and track their food waste, increased awareness and improved waste diversion.
Chefs and restaurant staff helped generate buzz around food waste diversion in Denver, increased food donations to local organizations, and implemented solutions for composting food scraps in their kitchens and front of house.
Hear from participating chefs about what they learned, how they reduced waste and increased awareness in their own restaurants and in the community, and what they are now doing differently as a result of the project. Also, hear from Certifiably Green Denver staff about upcoming opportunities for local restaurants, caterers and other food businesses to engage, and learn strategies that you can take in your own community to encourage people to reduce food waste.
*Our food choices have a direct impact on the future of the planet, and Slow Food Nations is a platform to inspire people to make changes that have a positive impact on the environment. The Food for Change Tent will tell this story, offer calls to action, and engage the public in the conversation through a series of free talks.