Taste Northumbria partners with Too Good To Go to reduce food waste

Chartwells Too Good To Go

taste Northumbria, the dedicated catering provider for Northumbria University, operated by Chartwells, has partnered with Too Good To Go, the innovative new app and social enterprise that aims to put an end to food waste in the hospitality industry.

The partnership sees the introduction of the Too Good To Go app, which will help reduce food waste on campus at the university, by providing a platform to show what surplus food is available to students and staff at a cheaper cost, before it goes out of date. People can place an order using the app and collect the food before closing time. Initially being used by three outlets on campus, the app will soon be launched across all eateries throughout the university.

John Carlin, Sector Managing Director, Chartwells HEFE, commented: “This partnership is a step forward in reducing food waste, in line with taste Northumbria and the university’s sustainability values. It’s an innovative way to offer staff and students a way to access quality food at a reduced price and I’m looking forward to achieving great results in food waste reduction.”

Chris Wilson, Co-Founder of Too Good To Go UK, commented: “’We are thrilled to be partnering with taste Northumbria, to provide a practical and affordable solution to reducing food waste. This is our first partnership in Newcastle and we’re sure the people on campus at Northumbria University will love the app helping them to eat well, save money and save the planet.”

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taste Northumbria is operated by Chartwells

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Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK &Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK.  Chartwells works with over 2,300 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, academy schools, independent schools, colleges and universities.

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