ACCORDING TO a poll, conducted on yesterday's latest FootprintChannel.tv broadcast, the wider industry feels that chefs, as opposed to senior management, are the most influential drivers in the war on waste.
Of those who took part in the poll, 42% pointed to chefs as the person most likely to make an impact on minimising food waste within an operation. This is compared to just 12% who felt that senior management – those responsible for strategic direction of a business – could make a positive impact.
The result affirms a growing notion of "ownership" in the kitchen and that those ‘on-the-ground’ are key drivers with regards to hospitality sustainability initiatives; with engagement amongst waiting and kitchen staff now a crucial element to any CSR plan.
The poll took place during the latest FootprintChannel.tv broadcast "Sustainability & Waste Denial". The webcast brought together leaders including Baroness Scott of the House of Lords environment committee and Dr Richard Swannell of WRAP.
Offering industry views were Inder Poonaji from Nestlé Professional, Vance Fairman-Smith of Spirit Pub Company, Mike Hanson of BaxterStorey and moderator John Twitchen of Copper Consultancy.
To watch the show "On Demand" please Click Here Full report and statistics available in next week's FootprintNews