Today, I’m in L.A., giving a talk to the staff from two Mario Batali-owned restaurants. And I’ll be doing the same for the next three days, speaking twice in both L.A. and Las Vegas.

I’m excited about the opportunity, as it’s a fabulous chance to communicate the importance of waste reduction to some of the culinary elite. And to learn from kitchen staff about the obstacles that they face in trying to reduce waste.

It should be fun, educational and…did I mention that they’ve promised to feed me delicious food? Not to worry–I’ll do my best to prevent waste!

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  1. Posted July 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Remember, overeating is not the solution to avoiding food waste!

    Have fun!


  2. Emily Fano
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jonathan,
    Have fun in Batali land. I have an unrelated question for you: Do you have any stats on the % of cafeteria waste generated by NYC public schools specifically by any chance? I saw your post about the Minnesota study (link not active anymore). Any leads would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  3. Posted July 19, 2011 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Katy. Dinner tonight was fun and delicious, but not overly massive. And LA’s mayor was seated behind us!

    Hey Emily, unfortunately, I haven’t seen anything on NYC public school waste specifically. Let me know if you hear anything.

  4. Posted March 2, 2012 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    Its superb as your other posts : D, regards for posting . 329337

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