We strive to fight food waste, to change the system and we invite everybody to collaborate!

Monitor your food waste completely automatically, no additional software required, we offer an OS plug-in that connects to your existing systems
Make smarter choices that reduce your food waste and also (purchasing) costs
Real-time impact measurements and reports for optimal insight into food losses, cost savings and, for example, CO2 reduction

Since 2016 we have been fighting together with governments and companies to stop food waste.


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Our solutions to reduce food waste


We focus on changing behavior and therefore we focus on chefs and kitchen staff. We support them by giving knowhow to make a difference.
+ Workshops
+ Trend tours
+ Inspiration sessions
+ Project development


To measure is to know. To tackle the problem of waste we developed easy to use online tools to collect valuable knowledge and insights.
+ Quickscan
+ Periodic measurements
+ Continuous (real-time) measurements
+ Predictive algorithms


Based on the collected data we analyze your current food waste and your food concepts. Valuable insights are created which helps you to prevent food waste.
+ Concept change
+ Innovation
+ Technical solutions


We translate theory into practice in a comprehensible manner and thus support your kitchen teams by means of handy reports linked to positive incentives.
+ Monthly reports
+ Assistance
+ Positive incentives

How it works

Discover how Wastewatchers works in three steps
  • 1
    POS connection

    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.

  • 2
    Monthy reporting

    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.

    See an example
  • 3

    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.

Manually input

Via the Wastewatchers tooling it is possible to monitor products on daily base. This alternative requires five minutes a day.

Feature updates

Developments you may expect from Wastewatchers
API calls

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

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Our story

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