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Inflation Is Up: Four Tips For Keeping Your Food Waste Down

Article contributed by Danielle Fantasia, Sales & Marketing for Motion Technology Inc. 

As inflation continues to rise, owners and operators throughout the foodservice industry are learning that the need to focus on reducing food waste is greater than ever.

Below are our top four tips for reducing food waste to help combat inflation.

Train your staff properly.

Teach your employees to store and prepare foods with waste reduction in mind. Make sustainability a part of your work environment and culture. You will also want to make sure your staff is well versed on the equipment in your kitchen. For example, high-speed ovens like the MultiChef can be preprogrammed with specific recipes for your foodservice program. This eliminates cooking errors, which lowers the likelihood of your employees having to throw away burnt or undercooked product. Remember to lead by example, this shows the commitment begins at the top.  

Make good use of every bit of food.

Leftover veggie scraps or bones can be used to make flavorful stocks and broths. Day old bread can easily be turned into croutons or breadcrumbs, and mishapen, ugly produce and be used in sauces or juices. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination.  

Double check your food deliveries.

DO NOT accept a food delivery without performing a thorough inspection.  Keep an eye out for bruised fruits or vegetables when receiving produce. During meat deliveries be on the lookout for discoloration or bad odors. You never want to be in a position where you have a large amount of product in house that can’t be used.

Invest in efficient and dependable kitchen equipment.

Sometimes you just have to let technology do some of the work for you. The AutoFry is a ventless, deep fryer complete with a revolutionary technology known as Simplifry. This heat/time compensation intelligence automatically adjusts cooking times based on the quantity of product being prepared per fry cycle. This process ensures that, whether you’re preparing two orders of fries or five, your product is cooked to perfection every time. Simplifry limits cooking errors, ultimately resulting in reduced food waste.

For more information on how AutoFry and MultiChef can help your business, visit

So, what do you think? Is your business ready to double down on foodservice with the AutoFry? Head to today to learn more!

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