Services company, Sodexo, embraces wonky fruit and veg

19/10/2018 - 07:00
Services company, Sodexo, has launched it’s own wonky veg initiative, Wasteful Tasteful, to help reduce the amount of fruit and vegetables being thrown away or left to rot.

With claims that over 30% of crops never leave the farm, Sodexo has joined forced with Waste Knot, an organisation committed to connecting businesses with surplus food and Ferryfast, a co-operative of farmers in Worcestershire, to introduce boxes of rescued fruit and veg delivered in recycled banana boxes to Sodexo’s catering teams across the country.

Catrin Thorndike, category & sustainable procurement manager for Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “We are extremely excited to be able to use these vegetables which, apart from their look and size, still retain their nutritional value and delicious taste. 

“The produce is perfect for use in a range of dishes including soups, stews and puddings as it really doesn’t matter what they look like before they are prepared and cooked. If we can demonstrate that our top chefs can create delicious and inspiring dishes using wonky veg then hopefully it will help encourage our customers to do the same at home.”

112 sites in its corporate services, universities, state schools, energy & resources and government services business areas will all be receiving the weekly vegetable boxes and monthly fruit boxes. 

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