At its core, efficiency is about reducing waste. Time, money, energy – and yes, food. 

 

Reducing waste and saving money are top priorities in professional kitchens. In this regard, food waste is the scourge of restaurants’ bottom lines; anything that’s thrown out represents potential profits in the bin.  

 

Estimates suggest that restaurants are responsible for about 40% of all food waste generated in the country. For every meal eaten in the UK, half a kilo of food is discarded. That’s around 920,000 tons of waste that could have been avoided each year, collectively costing restaurants around £682 million. 

 

Tackling this waste needs to be a major focus for any food business. But rather than turning to complex auditing systems or expensive technologies to track and monitor where waste is occurring, there is a simpler solution that needn’t cost the earth. Most food waste can be avoided by addressing the problem at the source and by keeping it fresher for longer. 

 

While unfinished meals represent a major source of food waste, preparation and spoilage account for a far higher proportion. Even with the most careful menu planning, it’s inevitable that sometimes, some ingredients will be left over. In these instances, it’s important to have a way to store them and keep them in service. 

 

Data by climate action NGO WRAP shows customer leftovers make up around a third of all discarded food, whereas 45% is wasted during preparation, and 21% is never used before it goes off. As a result, targeting waste in these two areas represents one of the best ways to start making kitchens more efficient. 

 

Clingfilm might not be the most obvious answer when it comes to improving efficiency however, it is one of the most effective tools for ensuring great post-prep and post-service storage. Forming an airtight seal around the contents, this trusted companion in the fight against food waste prevents contamination from seeping in, keeping the food fresher, longer.  

 

Plastic wrap turns the tables on the food waste equation; just a gram of cling film can preserve several kilograms of food, keeping it fresh and ready for future use. 

 

At Prowrap, we produce products tailored to the day-to-day needs of busy restaurant environments. Our range of high-quality films helps to keep workplaces safe and reduce food waste in kitchens worldwide – and combined with the Speedwrap 300 & 450 dispenser, businesses can cut the complexity from preserving food and cutting down on spoilage. 

 

Speedwrap draws on years of culinary experience to offer the total wrap dispensing solution. Intended to integrate seamlessly into the modern kitchen, the dispenser cuts cling films, foils and baking parchment with a single press, while also protecting contents from accidental spills.  

 

The design also ensures that only the required quantity of clingfilm is cut off for use, substantially reducing film consumption. No waste, no hassle; Speedwrap is hygienic and easy to use, making it a must-have tool for catering professionals. 

 

With cost pressures mounting on the foodservice and catering industries, Speedwrap has the solution all wrapped up. Instead of letting food waste eat into the bottom line, this dispenser makes it simple to preserve ingredients and profit margins alike. 

 

To find out more about how the Speedwrap dispenser can benefit your business, get in touch with our sales team by emailing sales@wrapex.co.uk

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