Hello BESTers,

Restaurateurs around the globe have been joining the fight against food waste - from using apps to track how much food is ordered and prepared to better managing portions served to destigmatizing the "doggie bag".  Now, a restaurant in Toronto, called Farmhouse Tavern, is truly taking the no-food-waste policy to heart.  They have a commitment to ensuring that by closing time on Sunday night, there will be no leftover food or drink and nothing thrown away  (they are closed Monday through Wednesday).  This includes a popular Sunday dinner when food is sold at a discount, including wine from open bottles.  They also don't over prepare food - when they are out, they take it off the menu.  It is an interesting approach and one that turns the traditional restaurant model on its side, but it might be a necessary change for other restaurants to implement if we are to take the food waste fight seriously.

Have a great weekend,



 Toronto Restaurant Fights Waste By Chopping Menu Prices Till Food Is Gone
Jonathan Bloom
NPR - The Salt
May 2, 2019