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Talking provenance and produce with Straight To The Source

Posted by Glennise Pinili on May 30, 2018 7:57:00 AM

Straight To The Source is the brainchild of Australian food experts Tawnya Bahr and Lucy Allon, each of whom have over 20 years experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry, both back and front of house.

They create their food tours specifically with the hospitality professional in mind, filling a gap for hands-on professional development focused on understanding the provenance of the produce sourced by hospitality businesses.

We talked to them recently about their passion for Australian produce and why they advocate provenance and sustainability. 

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Topics: Hospitality interview, Sustainability

How breweries are making beer and tackling food waste

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 16, 2017 12:43:45 PM

Across the globe, we waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year; from the leftovers we chuck out in our domestic bins to the large-scale waste committed by hospitality venues, supermarkets and food producers. 

The world is beginning to wake up to the issue at hand, and while it does so, organizations and charities are popping up across the world with the specific task of reducing the massive amount of food we throw out each year. 

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Topics: Sustainability, Tips for bartenders

The most admirable hospitality businesses of 2016

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 12, 2016 8:05:00 AM

As 2016 nears its end, you can just about hear the collective sigh of relief – it hasn’t been an easy ride. But if you squint past the dark cloud that hung over the world (and the restaurant industry) for most of this year, you will find stories that will convince you 2016 wasn’t all bad. 

We've compiled some of our favorite ventures from the last year by creative people in the hospitality industry.

These projects forged new paths in the industry, proving there is space in hospitality to discuss the big issues facing us today, and to take steps towards positive change.

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Topics: Sustainability, Hospitality trends, Hospitality inspiration

Unique ways to recycle coffee grounds

Posted by Jos Shimoga on Sep 23, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The whole world is addicted to coffee, let's admit it. However, have you considered how much waste is being created from this global love we have? To put it into perspective, about 2 tablespoons of coffee ground per cup of coffee made is going into the trash. 

Here’s the good news. There are some geniuses out there reusing coffee grounds to make fabulous things. We've listed some of them for you to enjoy. Maybe they will inspire you to make changes in your own cafe.

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Topics: Typsy list, Tips for baristas, Sustainability, Tips for owners

How to make your hotel more environmentally friendly

Posted by Ilona Wallace on Sep 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Imagine if your hotel could look after the environment and, at the same time, save money and make your guests happier! It’s not so far-fetched, believe me.

The below suggestions are ordered from biggest change to smallest steps. Some of the more ambitious choices will not be possible for some businesses – perhaps the building is leased, so you can’t make significant changes to its look or wiring; perhaps the costs are prohibitive at the moment – but it’s good to be aware of your options so that, should circumstances change, you know where to start.

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Topics: Sustainability, Tips for owners

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