Food Waste, with Winnow, We Know
15 December 2017
Innovative partnership with awarded tech company Winnow is transforming Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach kitchen as the entire hospitality sector. The hotel is now saving an estimated 21,000 meals annually which represents one repast for one third of Phuket Town’s population.
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach has started to fight food waste 3 months ago using Winnow’s revolutionary technology and has already reduced its waste by 72% in value. “My staff now understands more clearly the scope of food wasting and has become more and more engaged in the process,” comments Jirayu Kongjan, Executive Chef. By measuring and managing food waste, an estimated yearly 8.4 tons of food will be saved from the landfill.
In 2016, AccorHotels has committed to reduce food waste by 30% and have been pioneers to tackle the squandering across Asia. Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit was the first hotel to implement Winnow in its kitchens in 2015. Today, 31 hotels are working with them in South East Asia.
The system comprises of a set of digital scales and a tablet connected to the Cloud, making it quick and easy for Chefs to measure food waste. Teams then receive daily reports highlighting where waste is occurring, thereby providing insight to make their operations more efficient and sustainable.
Winnow believes that food is far too valuable to waste and that technology can transform the way we use it. Their mission is to help the hospitality industry tackle avoidable food waste by connecting the kitchens and empower Chefs to run a more efficient operation with the Winnow smart meter. Winnow has worked with hundreds of kitchens since its launch in London in May 2013 and now has on a significant presence throughout Asia, with offices in Singapore and Shanghai.