Chefs attend food waste workshop; DEQ serves up
The latest Food Waste Stops with Me workshop attracted nearly
50 people from the food service industry in Lane County, representing about 25
different businesses and organizations. Along with chefs and restauranteurs,
food service officials from kitchens at the University of Oregon and Lane
Community College took part.
Elaine Blatt, DEQ senior policy and program analyst, and
Marie Diodati, DEQ grant coordinator/specialist, greeted attendees and checked
them in at WildCraft Cider Works. Blatt and Diodati, who are both in the
materials management program, also contributed to the lively conversation. Topics
ranged from how to calculate the amount of food waste a kitchen is producing to
how menu changes might result in less wasted food.