At Bespoke, we care deeply about the planet and are committed to making the right choices for the health of our community and the environment as a whole. We've taken a critical look into our food waste, packaging, and sourcing practices and continuously search for ways to be kind to the Earth.
MINIMIZING TOXIC FOOD WASTE
As food entrepreneurs we know first hand how complicated and inefficient the food system is. Every year, 10 million tons of food, which amounts to 20-30 % of all the food produced in France is wasted—This equates to 16 billion Euros a year and roughly 30kg per person! This wasted food goes into landfills (15.5 million tons), where it releases methane gas into the atmosphere.
It takes a head of lettuce about 25 years to decompose in a landfill. As part of our Bespoke initiative, we’re working to keep our food waste minimal (below 2%) while donating extra proceeds to causes we support.
Here's what we're doing:
1. Planning and purchasing accurately
Because our clients order Bespoke meals in advance, it allows us to plan ahead, order what we need, and reduce waste before it’s produced. This change of having punctual fresh meals helps us reduce food waste to under 2% throughout our entire supply chain.
2. Repurposing and Donating
For the few ingredients that do not make it into your meals, we use the excess to products we sell in our restaurants our restaurant or are donated to partners to good to go.
3. Sourcing 'Imperfect' Foods
Our mom always said don’t judge a book by it’s cover. As we’ve grown up we like to tell our daughters Don’t judge food by its bruises! Mis-shaped or bruised fruits and vegetables are often thrown away because they don’t meet arbitrary cosmetic standards. They still taste the same!
4. Tailored To You
Our meals are made fresh and crafted to your unique preferences. We help reduce food waste by giving you the opportunity to omit ingredients you do not enjoy. While we cannot accommodate every request we do our best to tailor your meals to meet your unique dietary needs