Published on December 6th, 2016 | By Admin
Restaurant sustainability is the new trend that is being followed by owners in the present times to give their restaurant a new makeover. Bringing about a reduction in the amount of wastage of food and other essentialities within a kitchen is the prime aim of the notion.
The concept of restaurant dining has been a raging trend in the present times. Leave alone India, if you pay close attention to the statistics, Americans have been witnessed to have spent more on dining outside than on purchasing groceries for their home. In the process there has been a massive change in the look and functioning of a commercial kitchen. There has been a development in the use of machineries along with the infrastructure of the same. However, over the years, there has been one thing that remains to be a matter of concern for all restaurant entrepreneurs – the sustainable use of resources within a restaurant.
Wastage of resources provided
There is no denying the fact that the restaurant industry is one industry where you get to witness wastage of resources at its peak. Be it food, water or other essentials, with consumption comes a huge part of unnecessary waste, that is not just a economic set back, but an environmentally harmful aspect as well. The major points of wastage in restaurant dining are:
- The amount of packaging material that is disposed of takeaway meals can actually be enough to help you circle round the earth for about three complete times.
- More than about half the food that is served in a restaurant is wasted on a daily basis that acts as a great source of economic wastage as well.
- The energy that is used in a commercial kitchen is often wasted to a great extent either due to inefficient service of the equipment served by the commercial kitchen equipment suppliers or the restaurant staff themselves.
- An excess of about 1500 gallons of water is wasted by the restaurants. This actually poses to be a disaster in a time when the amount of drinking water made available is becoming quite limited.
Over a period of times these problems either remained ignored or were not catered to and solved in a complete manner. But the recent times have been witnessing restaurant owners and people in relation to the business sphere paying much more attention to the same and trying to find out solutions to eradicate the problems.
A solution to the problem
Irrespective of the number of blogs or tips that you come across, providing you with suggestions to reduce the amount of wastage and look forward to restaurant sustainability, it is ultimately the entrepreneur’s call to execute them successfully. One of the best ways to go about this can be through creating a modelled structure penning down a few ways in which you can ensure that the customers walking into your dining area do not waste what is provided. Smart packaging, recycling of waste, using energy efficient appliances can be a few ways in which this can be achieved. What better when you have the opportunity to make use of technology to the fullest to bring about a healthier dining experience and environment.