Food waste is a serious issue in the catering industry, but as Dan Kelly explains, there are hundreds of creative solutions
In 2010 I was one of the chefs involved in the BBC's Great British Waste Menu, alongside Angela Hartnett, Richard Corrigan, Matt Tebbutt and Simon Rimmer. The aim of that show was to produce a catering event for 120 people with just waste produce.
During filming, we witnessed Britain's food waste problem in action. We heard from farmers who had to plough their "wonky veg" back into the earth because a supermarket decided it didn't want to stock anything that wasn't aesthetically "perfect". It was heart-breaking to see their hard work literally sink into the ground.
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