Zero Waste eStart™

  • Overview
  • Content & LMS
  • Pricing

The restaurant industry alone generates about 11.4 million tons of food waste annually at a cost of about $25 billion per year. And for every dollar invested in food-waste reduction, a restaurant/operator can realize about $8 in cost savings.*

When it comes to food waste and managing food costs, operators must educate from within to ensure the team always has an eye on sustainability and the bottom line. When these costs are not monitored, they can easily become a source of lost revenue and missuse. Zero Waste eStart™ is a food waste, food cost and sustainability training program designed for managerial and crew level staff. This instruction serves as the missing link between food costs, food waste and the employees who are the hands-on executors of a dining operation's day-to-day activities.

Students are educated on the parameters of food waste, sustainability strategies, food costs, inventory management and other related topics which boost employee engagement while strengthening an organization's management of overall food costs. With Zero Waste eStart™, operators are able to bring these important concepts to top-of-mind across an operation. To take control of food waste and cut overall food costs, an operator must first provide education on the best practices of waste prevention and sustainability those employees are expected to follow. This course can serve as the linchpin in any operator's efforts to achieve their cost-cutting and sustainability initiatives.

*2017, Re-Fed study

  • Audience

    Managerial & Crew Level Staff

    Key Takeaways
    • The Importance of Food Cost
    • Understanding Portion Control
    • Managing Food Waste
    • Regulating & Rotating Inventory
    • Implementation of Quality Control Protocols
    • Considering the Cost From Prep to Service
    • Implementing Sustainability Strategies to Limit Food Waste, Reduce Energy Costs & Promote Local Food Sources
  • Final Assessment
    • 20 Question Assessment
    • Randomized Question Selection
    • 80% or Higher Required to Print Certificate of Completion
  • Learning Management System Features
    • Allows for the streamlined networking of facilities/locations across an entire company
    • Provides for seamless, real-time tracking of employee progress by Training Administrators
    • Generate reports with aggregated training information
    • Download, save and print training information- (by employee or location) to any standard spreadsheet program

Per Location Pricing

Your account will be set up and ready to use the same business day payment is received.

Zero Waste eStart™ is available for $349.00 for 1 year. For this purchase price, a location will receive access to the course for 40 employees as well as the benefits of our Learning Management System for record management and data storage of the operation's training statistics.

Sysco Solutions & Services customers receive a 15% discount and pay $297.00 for 40 student seats.