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Upscaling Waste

Restaurants introduce consumers to a waste-free lifestyle with upscale experiences

Implications - As concerns about food scarcity rise, more and more consumers are becoming conscious of waste. Dining establishments that follow a zero-waste ethos are putting just as much effort into providing a memorable experience as they are in creating re-purposed menu items. This approach not only transforms people's opinions about waste; it also encourages more mainstream attention to the cause.
Workshop Question - What is the most wasteful — whether literal or figurative — aspect of your brand's offering? How could you turn that waste into a positive experience for your consumer?
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Food Scrap Dining
Food Scrap Dining
The Salvage Supperclub Initiative Serves Food From Dumpsters in a 6 Course Meal
If you’ve ever considered eating food out of the garbage, you might enjoy dining at New York City’s Salvage Supperclub. Established last month by graduate student Josh Treuhaft, the food... MORE
Sustainable Urban Eateries
Sustainable Urban Eateries
This Restaurant Champions Progressive Farming and Eco-Friendly Dining
The Perennial is a San Francisco restaurant that champions progressive farming and eco-friendly dining. While many restaurants have explored the concept of farm-to-table dining, The Perennial has... MORE
Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Elegant Food Rescue Eateries
Instock Restaurant Prepares Meals with Grocery Store Leftovers
Instock Restaurant is an innovative new dining concept launched by four friends and coworkers in Amsterdam. The food rescue eatery takes leftover food items from local grocery stores and prepares... MORE
Hotel Gardening Initiatives
Hotel Gardening Initiatives
'AccorHotels' is Growing Its Own Produce in Order to Reduce Food Waste
AccorHotels recently launched a hotel gardening program to try and reduce food waste. Following in the footsteps of companies such as Starbucks, the new program will help to reduce the amount of... MORE
Waste-Eliminating Catering
Waste-Eliminating Catering
The Chive Sustainable Event Design Company Focuses on Green Eats
The Chive Sustainable Event Design & Catering company based in Beverly, Massachusetts zeroes in on a sustainable take on dining for social occasions and big groups. While traditional catering... MORE
Food Scrap Condiments
Food Scrap Condiments
Copenhagen's Amass Makes a Unique Kitchen Condiment with Leftover Greens
‘Amass’ is a restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark that takes a unique approach to making its own kitchen condiments. As the restaurant proudly states: “we believe in a holistic... MORE
Waste-Free Diner Concepts
Waste-Free Diner Concepts
This Pop-Up Restaurnt Makes Gourmet Dishes Out of Stale Bread
Nancy Birtwhistle recently opened a pop-up restaurant that serves gourmet dishes made out of stale bread. Current research shows that nearly 24 million slices of bread are thrown out in the UK each... MORE

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