Being massive foodies (diet is like a totally dirty word in this office…), we were interested to spot Big Hospitalities announcement that the first zero waste restaurant has been launched in Notting Hill, London.
With the hospitality industry’s food waste bill projected to top £3bn this year, we think it’s fab someone is waving the flag and stimulating debate / interest in this issue – and who better to turn ‘waste’ into tasty treats that experienced chef, Justine Horne.
The neat thing is that the ‘waste’ not only comes from the surplus food donated by local suppliers but diners can even do their bit by bringing in leftovers.
It is hoped the pop-up restaurant, called Tiny Leaf, will encourage people to eat seasonal and rethink how they view leftovers or food waste.
What’s even more interesting (in our opinion) is that the owner and chef has taken his cause further than what’s served up on the plate – getting behind a host of ethical causes, from donating money from the sales of its water bottles, to matching voluntary donations to organisations such as Refugee Community Kitchen Calais.
We salute you Justine (and promise to pop in and dine soon)!