Local Nashville Restaurants Commit to Wasting Less Food

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Fifty-five restaurants from all over Nashville have joined Mayor Megan Barry’s initiative to reduce the amount of food wasted in kitchens. Restaurants such as Etch, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Dozen Bakery and Opry Entertainment are pledging to donate surplus food, compost food scraps and offer more flexible portions, among other measures during the Challenge that runs until May 31. Participating restaurants include a wide range of local favorites and hot spots, coffee shops, and nightlife establishments. “These restaurants have committed to a variety of food-saving practices, and we are eager to tout their success,” Barry said. “From fine dining to … Read More

Mayor Barry Challenges Local Restaurants to Reduce Food Waste

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Food Waste Initiative

Mayor Megan Barry is challenging local restaurants to reduce the amount of food wasted in their kitchens by participating in The Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge for restaurants – a joint project with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Nashville Food Waste Initiative. Mayor Barry is the first mayor in the Southeast to issue such a challenge. The Challenge was launched at the James Beard Foundation’s Chef Advocacy Training in Nashville on Monday – where 21 well-known local chefs received training, led by national experts, on strategies to reduce restaurant food waste. Participating chefs included Maneet Chauhan, Levon Wallace, Jeremy Barlow, Matt … Read More