Instock – Reducing food waste

Every year, one third of food production is wasted. That comes down to a worldwide wastage of 1.3 billion tonnes per year. Food waste occurs in the entire food chain. The average Dutch person, for example, throws away 41 kilos of food every year! Social enterprise Instock wants to reduce food waste. They take on this challenge by using products that would otherwise remain unsold.



"Every week Instock rescues around 2,500 kilos of food with their three restaurants."

Showing value in neglected food surplus

Think, for example, of a ripe mango or a broccoli with a beauty flaw. Every day, Instock chefs prepare delicious meals from the food they rescue.

Instock also hopes to contribute to raising awareness about food waste with their master-classes, their cookbook, educational projects and circular products made out of food surplus. Not only does it help combat ingrained attitudes to food waste, but it also produces some exciting cuisine. After all, for both the chef and the consumer, what eventually lands up on the plate can be quite a surprise.