Food waste is one of the biggest problems facing the world today.
The figures are quite outstanding - 30-50% of all food produced globally is wasted. This is worth over $1 trillion dollars.
If you consider that over 1 million people in the UK alone had to use a food bank last year, this is not ok. The resources required and land needed to make this wasted food are also outrageously high. Morally catastrophic inefficiencies all around.
What are the main causes of this food waste?
About 50% of this wastage happens at home. In fact, in the UK, the average family throws away £700 of food per year.
Restaurants are also major culprits, with £1bn+ of waste in the UK food service industry - a typical restaurant will see 5% of their food cost wasted. Sadly, making hot food to order is often extremely inefficient. It’s a big problem and it needs to be tackled.
At HomeCooks we strive for 0% food waste throughout our chain.
Chefs make their food in batches, which is much more efficient than making it to order. All our food is also flash frozen, allowing for longer storage whilst maintaining high quality. It also enables our customers to hold food for a longer period of time rather than wasting it. Any excess (which very rarely happens) is sent to our local food bank.
Thanks for being part of a bigger movement and have a great weekend.