Calling all New York City food lovers and food service professionals

Food Waste Fair 2019 is an expo and workshop series connecting you with the resources and knowledge you need to get to zero food waste.

With skills training for chefs and hospitality business professionals, more than 70 food waste solution exhibitors and experts helping address all your “how do I?” questions—we’ll make it easier than ever to save money and embrace sustainable operations.

May 23, 2019 10am - 6pm
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Brooklyn Navy Yard
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$20 - $50
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Featured Speakers

Chloe Vichot

Dan Honig
Happy Valley Meat

Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President

Homa Dashtaki
White Moustache

Jeremy Kaye
The Spare Food Co.

Anastasia Cole Plakias
Brooklyn Grange

Rachael Mamane
Brooklyn Bouillon

Taylor Lanzet
Dig Inn

Thomas McQuillan
Baldor Specialty Foods


Featured Workshops

Join us for immersive, hands-on skills training in the week leading up to the Food Waste Fair. Generously supported by WeCare Organics.


Seeing the Unseen: Using Culinary Innovation to Design Waste Out of the Food System

A two day experience starting with visits to suppliers and processors in the Hunts Point neighborhood—followed by an immersive hands-on cooking activity facilitated by Chef Adam Kaye, Co-Founder of The Spare Food Co. and former Culinary Director at Blue Hill. Learn more >

From Fin to Tail: Cooking the Entire Fish

Chef Bill Telepan, local and sustainable seafood sourcing champion, will lead the class in a hands-on workshop on butchering and breaking down a whole fish—and highlight creative uses of trim from fish in a professional kitchen. Learn more >


A Conscious Kitchen:

Reducing Food Waste at Home

Reducing the carbon footprint of your home begins in the kitchen! Assess your home kitchen for opportunities to minimize waste and save money with Anastasia Cole Plakias, Co-Founder and Vice President of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. Learn more >


Part I: Commercial Kitchen Design for Zero Food Waste

Food waste is not inevitable. Through site visits to high volume and well-known food establishments, Dig Inn and Breads Bakery, participants will see the design and operations solutions that work for real-world New York City commercial kitchens. Learn more >

Part II: Building A Culture of Zero Food Waste

Getting to the zero food waste finish line requires more than just good site design. Participants will visit a large hospitality industry site to see best operating procedures in practice and truly roll up their sleeves for a mini waste audit. Learn more >


Wasted! The Story of Food Waste [Screening & Director Q&A]

Through the the eyes of chefs like Anthony Bourdain, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. Learn more >


Thank You to Our Sponsors










Zero Waste Event Partner

With the help of Common Ground Compost, the 2019 Food Waste Fair will be a Zero Waste Event.

Waste stations throughout the venue will be monitored by zero waste educators who can help attendees understand how to properly discard of their waste items. Common Ground Compost is an NYC-based zero waste consulting company that also runs Reclaimed Organics, a bike-powered compost pickup service operating in Manhattan.