JA aims to reduce food waste

JA RESORTS & Hotels has announced the roll out of a cutting-edge food wastage technology across seven of its hotels.

During a pilot programme in the award-winning JA Beach hotel, the hotel team has managed to reduce food waste by 81 per cent. This was achieved through a successful partnership with Winnow, a tech company, which launched in the UAE in 2016, specialising in food waste management.

Winnow technology helps chefs run sustainable kitchens by harnessing the power of data, through smart technology. Simple and intuitive to use, the Winnow Waste Monitor comprises of a digital scale and a connected tablet. Using any bin or trash can, team members throw food away in the usual way. The weight is recorded automatically and then the user selects the reason and identifies the item/dish using the tablet. Winnow’s daily reporting then gives chefs total control over their kitchen by pinpointing which items are being wasted.