Did you know that roughly ⅓ of the global food produced is wasted? That’s equal to 1.3 billion tonnes a year, a crazy amount of food right?
The 27th April is ‘Stop Food Waste Day’, which is a day of action to fight against food waste internationally. This has become even more prevalent since the pandemic and we want to make sure our business is being frugal with every crumb and drop of icing to help the cause.
So how are we combating the issues of our own food waste?
At Baked By Steph we work daily with perishable foods which naturally have a use by date. Not only is it important that our staff are always maintaining FIFO (first in, first out) within our stock rotation, we need to look at ways to manage baked goods that will eventually go stale, because quite literally, that’s just the way the cookie crumbles!
Bethnal Green Food bank
As a team of creatives, we are always redesigning our cookies so that our final product is the best it can be for you. In doing this, we create a lot of samples and have spare cookies that didn’t quite make it to the shelves, so we tub them all up and deliver them to Bethnal Green Food Bank. They provide emergency food supplies to those who are in crisis due to financial difficulties, ensuring the locals of Bethnal Green’s needs are being met.
Too Good To Go
We also work with Too Good To Go, who allow customers to buy unsold food at a reduced price at the end of every day. If any of our surplus cookies need to be gobbled up fast, you can find them on the Too Good To Go app.
Positive Impacts And Commitment
Through these preventative measures in our bakery and with our existing partnerships, we strive to make a positive impact that our food waste will reduce significantly. Our commitment will include creating sustainable practices in our cookie production and spreading more awareness of this movement with our customers and suppliers.