I went shopping at quite the large and popular grocery chain and saw these lovely tomatoes with TONS of packaging. If you can't see clearly there are 2 tomatoes in a cardboard box entirely wrapped in plastic. They are from Ontario which threw me for a loop even more as to why they would need … Continue reading Packaging…Tomatoes?
Not too long ago I attended an inspirational talk named ,quite suitably, "Inspire" that consisted of 2 speakers that shared their stories with us students. Alex Rechichi was one of the speakers and really shared an inspiring and honest story about his rise to success in the food industry specifically being an entrepreneur starting his … Continue reading My Chat with Alex Rechichi
When this project started back in May 2011, I sat down and read a stack of cases from Bruce’s 4190 Operations Planning course. The cases were all focused on pj’s restaurant and the restaurant operations course. The cases provided analysis of the operation and gave recommendations of future ideas and changes that could be implemented … Continue reading Pj’s 2.0
This past Sunday night, Garden2Table and UGSRP (University of Guelph Sustainable Restaurant Project) played host to the OAFB (Ontario Association of Food Banks) for their AGM dinner. The Food Banks of Ontario are undergoing some strategic planning which includes introducing more fresh food and providing marginalized families with real food choices. With this in mind, G2T and … Continue reading G2T & UGSRP Team Up for Food Bank Dinner
I was just skimming the University of Guelph home page and there is an article on UGSRP! Makes me proud that more and more people are catching on to what we are doing and the awareness is growing. Hopefully this will spike the interest and attendees at our National Panel Discussion on Wednesday! (5:30-7pm OVC … Continue reading We’re on the UoG Home Page!
After a very exciting day in the kitchen last Thursday, we have results ! Covers:55 Sales: $640.20 Total Food out (kg): 26.38 Total Food waste (kg) : 2.4 kg Plate Waste=9.09% Tomorrow I am in the kitchen for day 2. I am hoping to get more average weights of the standard menu items that will … Continue reading Plate Waste Day 1 Results
Thursday is the first official student run restaurant at PJ's in the Atrium. That being said, Mike, Bruce and I will be in the kitchen guarding our plate waste garbage can, taking photos of the dishes going out and weighing all the waste that comes back in the kitchen. This is the first time I … Continue reading Gearing up for Plate Waste Research
The first day of school is less than a week away and we are getting ourselves ready for the fall semester. I recently sat down with Simon and learned that there are some major changes happening to PJ's this year. For one there will be no more renting of linen that is used in the … Continue reading Countdown is on