By measuring and managing food waste with Winnow, the team at Novotel Warsaw Centrum has reduced their food waste by over 50%. It is the equivalent of saving 11 tonnes of food from getting wasted.
Novotel Warsaw Centrum is a stunning 4-star hotel located in the heart of the Polish capital. Novotel Warsaw Centrum features more than 700 room, 17 meeting rooms, event spaces, a modern bar and a restaurant.
Novotel is part of AccorHotels, which has been committed to various sustainability issues for many years and has never stopped pushing boundaries. With the Planet 21 program, the group has set ambitious goals for 2020, including its commitment to reduce food waste by 30%. To achieve this, they brought Winnow to Novotel Warsaw to help the team cut food waste and become more efficient and sustainable.
"Winnow has transformed our kitchen and helped us reduce food waste by over 50%. We kept our breakfast buffet, but now, we serve multiple dishes in individual portions to avoid waste." - Jakub Emanuel Malec, Executive Chef, Novotel Warsaw Centrum
Food waste is a major and costly issue for Poland. The country wastes an average of 8.9 million tonnes of food every year. The amount of wasted food in Poland represents almost 60% of the value of Polish food exports from 2016. This issue implies a range of negative effects, including a great economic loss and environmental loss.
But, the example from Novotel Warsaw Centrum shows that the Polish hospitality sector is becoming more aware of the consequences of food waste and is looking for ways to reduce it.