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Wasting Away: Food Waste Reduction for Restaurants

Restaurants generate significant quantities of high quality food waste.

In 2017, restaurants that generate more than 4 cubic yards of organic waste will be required to arrange for organic waste recycling services.

In this seminar experts will discuss organic waste recycling and share innovative programs that reduce organic waste through food tracking, repurposing and new technologies such as composters and anaerobic digesters.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to implement an organic waste recycling program.
  • Reducing organic waste with food tracking and repurposing.
  • About new technologies for dealing with organic waste.


Speaker: Richard Young and Claudia Pingatore

Richard Young at the PG&E Food Service Technology Center (FSTC), a publicly funded energy-efficiency research facility operated by Frontier Energy, an energy and technology consulting firm headquartered in Oakland, California.

Richard currently focuses most of his efforts on technical outreach- translating the FSTC's 30 years of research into practical information. He has over 25 years of experience creating and presenting seminars on energy efficiency and currently delivers about 75 sessions a year.
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Claudia Pingatore is an Energy Analyst at the PG&E Food Service Technology Center (FSTC). In this role she primarily performs free, voluntary on-site audits to help restaurants reduce their energy and water consumption. She also conducts appliance testing in the FSTC lab and engages the foodservice industry via educational presentations. »more about Claudia

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This is a free seminar!

Complimentary coffee, beverages and light snacks will be available!

Please Note - Seminar begins promptly at 09:00 AM. Please allow time for parking. Additional parking is available in the back lot, behind the FSTC and at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center.

Location:   Map    Weather  
Food Service Technology Center (FSTC)
12949 Alcosta Blvd.
Suite 101
San Ramon, CA USA 94583

Event Contact Info
Kiana Caban
Email: Phone: 925.866.5945

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