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Innovation in the Costs of Catering Conference

March 15 , 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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PIPEN (Partners In Procurement Energy Network) and the West of England Food Procurement Group would like to invite you to a conference focussing on CO2 emissions reduction within food and catering procurement.

It’s only possible to achieve innovation in the costs of catering if you know what the real costs are to begin with. This conference, organised by the PIPEN and the West of England Food Procurement Group, aims to examine financial, health and environmental costs, their associated issues and provide practical approaches to do things differently in the kitchen.

With ongoing rising ingredients and labour costs, it’s well worth taking time to take a step back and think differently about the financials in catering. But how do environmental costs and financial costs combine? The Food and Catering industry is a significant emitter of carbon emissions across a range of activities. Public sector procurement can contribute to the sectors to contribute to the solution. Reducing food and catering waste is crucial in the battle to reduce emissions. Not only is waste wasteful in terms of resources (such as ingredients, energy, storage) it is also a waste of money as every gram of food thrown away has an associated monetary value. In terms of public sector procurement, this simply cannot be allowed to happen.

We are delighted to confirm that Patrick Holden CBE and Tim Martin, Executive Producer at the BBC’s Natural History Unit will be speaking at the event, setting the tone for what will be an exciting, informative and interactive event!

Download the flyer here – ICC invitation 12feb18 and register your place here