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IN THE
THE KITCHEN
KITCHEN
IN

Waste Management
The savvy steps pizzerias can take to reduce kitchen waste
By Daniel P. Smith Photos Josh Keown

T

oppers Pizza has its eyes on waste
- and for good reason. After all,
food waste has an impact on profitability, the environment and, increasingly,
consumer sentiment.
Over the last 18 months, Donette Beattie, vice president of supply chain for the
69-unit, Wisconsin-based chain, says Toppers leadership has investigated various
"opportunities" to reduce kitchen waste.
And Toppers is far from alone. From
national names to regional players to
single-door independents, better managing
kitchen waste continues gaining traction
among pizzerias.
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For many, diminishing profitability
prompts waste reduction efforts. Robb
White of Leanpath, a pioneer in food
waste prevention technology, says typical
foodservice kitchens waste 4-10 percent of
their purchased food. When food enters
the trash, money follows.
"Food waste comes right off the bottom
line," Beattie reminds.
Food waste also contributes to labor
inefficiencies. Staff preparing unused
dough or washing trays that held discarded dough, for instance, squanders time
and money, Toppers director of franchise
operations Matt Martin says.

Yet more, there is escalating societal
awareness about issues such as greenhouse
gases emanating from landfills, food
insecurity and the sheer irresponsibility of
wasting food. Running a kitchen mindful
of food waste holds growing sway with
employees and consumers, who continue
to express interest in companies favoring
sustainable practices and sound ethics.
PREVENTION: THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE FOOD WASTE

The Food Waste Hierarchy from the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) provides an unambiguous look at


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Pizza Today - October 2019
Commentary
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Meet The Makers
Conversation
Man On The Street
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Knead To Know
Destinations
Background Music
Topping Trends
Dollops
Waste Management
Promoting Gift Cards
Holding Events
Independent Pizzeria Of The Year: Dante, Omaha, Ne
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthly Tip
Pizza Today - October 2019 - CT1
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Cover2
Pizza Today - October 2019 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - 7
Pizza Today - October 2019 - Contributors
Pizza Today - October 2019 - 9
Pizza Today - October 2019 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - October 2019 - 11
Pizza Today - October 2019 - Meet The Makers
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Conversation
Pizza Today - October 2019 - 15
Pizza Today - October 2019 - Man On The Street
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Knead To Know
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Background Music
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Topping Trends
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Dollops
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Waste Management
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Pizza Today - October 2019 - Independent Pizzeria Of The Year: Dante, Omaha, Ne
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