Circular Economy Month Partner: SkipTheDishes

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SkipTheDishes: Savouring sustainability and making a difference, one order at a time  

From plate to bin, SkipTheDishes is passionate about reducing food waste and introducing solutions that will make positive changes for the industry and environment. Skip is a food delivery platform, first and foremost, but they know they have a much greater purpose and are passionate about delivering a positive impact and surrounding themselves with like-minded organizations that share their ethos. With this, they are excited to partner with the Circular Innovation Council and bring greater awareness for the need to advance the circular economy and protect our planet. 

As Canada’s only homegrown food delivery network, SkipTheDishes is dedicated to being a leader in the race against food waste and recognizes that every change, no matter how large or small, will have an impact. The partnership with the Circular Innovation Council shines a spotlight on their shared goals of reducing food waste, informing Canadians of the importance of the circular economy and inspiring them to lessen leftovers from ending up in the landfill.

An appetite to reduce food waste and make positive changes 

Canadians waste an astonishing 2.2 million tonnes of food each year, with 13% of that resulting from leftovers. In addition to this, research from Skip discovered that amongst Canadian consumers surveyed, 70% of them had leftovers and 68% threw away all or part of their leftovers. The research also identified an appetite for change, with 73% of Canadians willing to reduce food waste, Skip knew there was an opportunity to provide a solution.  

Why are Canadian consumers tossing away their leftovers? The main reason was a lack of knowing what to do with it, which is where the Zero Waste Chef campaign was born: Inspiring Canadians to reimagine their takeout leftovers so they can enjoy them all over again. Transforming how Canadians consume food, one takeout leftover at a time. 

Lessen leftovers with notable Canadian chefs and SkipTheDishes  

To inspire Canadians to give their takeout leftovers a new lease of life and combat food waste – Skip has enlisted the expertise of notable chefs from across the country. The partnership includes the chefs creating innovative and delicious recipes that Canadians can make at home using any leftovers they may have from the restaurants’ most popular dishes. 

Making every bite count is a win for the planet and a win for our wallets! 

Restaurant and chef partners include:

  • Victor Barry from Piano Piano in Toronto who transformed their iconic Veal Parmesan into a savage Breakfast Sandwich to enjoy the next day
  • Jamie Cholack from Tacofino in Vancouver who took their popular Salsa Verde and reimagined it into delectable Chilaquiles
  • Amit Bangar from Calcutta Cricket Club in Calgary who reimaged their iconic Butter Chicken into a Penne Pasta

Check out the reimagined dishes and hope it will inspire you to recreate at home or take your own spin on takeout leftovers from SkipTheDishes!