Reducing waste is critical to any food service channel – and creative thinking can be a helping hand when it comes to fighting food waste. You can turn leftover dough into pizza snacks or ferment excess vegetables.
An eye on logistics can also reduce waste. Avoid over-buying stock, ensure that food is stored correctly, and buy products with a longer shelf life. Donating leftovers to charity will also ensure that food is put to good use.
Wrapped With Care
Recyclable pizza boxes made from sustainable materials also make a positive environmental impact. Another option is serving refreshments with biodegradable straws.
On top of this, you should look for suppliers that deliver their ingredients in sustainable and recyclable packaging, and actively communicate sustainability efforts and directions in how to recycle to your conscious consumers.
Green and Raw
As more consumers try to cut down on meat, veggie pizzas are becoming more popular. Some pizza makers are taking this trend to another level, serving actual salad pizzas with fresh greens.
The main difference between veggie and salad pizzas is that most green ingredients are raw and added post-bake. Veggies of choice include fresh arugula, artichokes, bell peppers, hot peppers and tomatoes topped with fresh parmesan, mozzarella, or cheddar.
A low-hanging fruit fir pizzas looking to make a difference is using produce in season. Apart from the environmental benefits of reduced transportation, the taste and quality is often better.
Foraging wild herbs, mushrooms, greens, and nuts also offer interesting taste experiences and a bit of storytelling.