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Conference: Innovation in the Costs of Catering 20/02/2018, Catering

Thursday 15 March 2018
09.00 – 16.30 (registration 09.00-09.30)
City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

It’s only possible to achieve innovation in the costs of catering if you know what the real costs are to begin with. Fresh-range is proud to belong to the West of England Food Procurement Group, who are organising the Innovation in the Costs of Catering conference together with the PIPEN. The conference aims to examine financial, health and environmental costs, their associated issues and provide practical approaches to do things differently in the kitchen.

With ongoing rising ingredients and labour costs, it’s well worth taking time to take a step back and think differently about the financials in catering. But how do environmental costs and financial costs combine? The Food and Catering industry is a significant emitter of carbon emissions across a range of activities. Public sector procurement can contribute to the sectors to contribute to the solution. Reducing food and catering waste is crucial in the battle to reduce emissions. Not only is waste wasteful in terms of resources (such as ingredients, energy, storage) it is also a waste of money as every gram of food thrown away has an associated monetary value. In terms of public sector procurement, this simply cannot be allowed to happen.

We are delighted to confirm that Patrick Holden CBE and Tim Martin, Executive Producer at the BBC's Natural History Unit will be speaking at the event, setting the tone for what will be an exciting, informative and interactive event. 

Topics include:

Improving supply chains
• Reducing CO2 emissions through the food supply chain
• Supporting local producers through procurement

Improving the catering offering to reduce CO2
• Reducing (but not excluding) meat consumption
• Creatively using better quality meat and dairy and more vegetables

Reducing Food Waste
• Introducing the Green Kitchen Standard
• Reducing waste through effective procurement
• Minimising CO2 emissions through good waste management

If you would like to attend, please register asap as places are limited.

***Please note that whilst conference places are free of charge, the organisers reserve the right to charge £15 for non-attendance if less than 48 hours’ notice is given***