Balzac Weekly Family Meal to Reduce Food Waste
"Too many kitchens waste too many useable and delicious ingredients"
Did you know an estimated 25-40% of food grown, processed, and transported in the US will never be consumed? According to the Food Waste Reduction Alliance upwards of 60 million tons of food waste is created each year, with 40 million tons going to a landfill. The restaurants of the MojoFuco Group are working to reduce food waste with new initiatives in 2017. Beginning February 19 on Sundays, Balzac, located at 1716 N Arlington Place, will offer complimentary plates with a drink purchase from 10pm until close (or until food is gone). These delicious and unique dishes will be created from kitchen scraps and leftovers from the week.
“We want to do our part to bring awareness to the issue of food waste along with nurturing and nourishing our fellow industry family” says Balzac’s Head Chef Ronnie Oldham, adding, “Too many kitchens waste too many useable and delicious ingredients. This is a way for us to utilize and prepare these ingredients, which will change depending on what is left over from the week. It’s an exciting challenge for our kitchen.”