In most business cafetaria food waste is registered on the cash desk. We connect to the POS system to collect all the information needed to start preventing food waste. With this connection chefs aren't fed up with more (new) tasks.
Chefs receive automatically a monthly report via the mail or via a desired method by which Wastewatchers can connect with. Chef can expect easy to read reports helping them to pin point the required actions to take to reduce food waste.
Together with each location we set a goal to which the location is monitored monthly. If locations reach their goal, they receive the well deserved compliments. Locations who doesn't meet the set goals receive extra support to also reach their goals.
Alternatives to the POS connection
We always strive to make a POS connection, because this takes the less amount of time of all parties. In case a POS connection isn't possible we offer two alternatives.
Importing monthly cash desk reports
At the end of each month we request a data dump of last month which we can import into the Wastewatchers tooling.
Via the Wastewatchers tooling it is possible to monitor products on daily base. This alternative requires five minutes a day.
Developments you may expect from Wastewatchers
Currently we communicate with chefs via mail. As Wastewatchers is an OS plug-in it can connect with current used software. This connection can be made with API calls or a FTP connection.
Insights for and by chefs
As we strive to be as relevant as possible we always redevelop our tools. Together with chefs in focus groups we improve our (commucation)tools and reporting.
AI and ML
The best answer to prevent food waste is to predict the future. If chefs know how many visitors they may expect and what they are going to buy, they can optimalize their mise en place. Our first generation will be tested in 2021.
We are currently helping 120 organizations in the Netherlands to combat food waste
Thomas Luttikhold is the founder of Wastewatchers. The idea arose after Thomas wrote his graduation thesis on food waste in 2013. The findings from his research provided so much insight into the potential of the impact you can make, both in terms of sustainability and the economic benefits for businesses, that Wastewatchers was founded.
In 2017, Wastewatchers was awarded a European prize, the Refresh EU Food Solution Contest. An award created by the European Union for companies that offer the best solutions against food waste.
To help companies and governments to stop food waste with our technology and knowledge.
Each year we demand more from the earth than it can give, slowly exhausting it. Food waste plays an important role in this, with major ecological and economic consequences.
We foresee a more efficient food chain where food waste is a thing of the past within two generations.
The world population continues to grow, which also increases the demand for food. The earth and what it can give us does not grow in proportion to this demand. This makes food even more valuable so we have to stop wasting it.
Following UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 and reduce 50% of food waste before 2030.
Secretly we set the bar a little higher and we are only really satisfied when we have been able to stop more than half of the food waste before 2030.
Our strategic partners
Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact Wastewatchers. We would like to hear from you and we try to react as soon as possible.