Love Food Friday
Food Waste Elimination Tip #2: Organize Your Kitchen!
Chef Christopher Gigiel
Organize your fridge and pantry. An organized kitchen is a happy kitchen, and also an efficient and less wasteful kitchen.
If you can easily see what’s in your refrigerator and pantry you’re much less likely to waste things.
- I keep perishable things at the forefront of my fridge so that they don’t get shoved to the back and become a fuzzy science experiment-gone-wrong.
- I regularly take mental inventory of what I have and make sure that I store newer groceries behind older ones so the older ones get used first.
In the restaurant business we call this FIFO – First in, First out, it ensures I use things in a timely manner and they don’t go to waste. I go so far as to physically do inventory and check things off the grocery list that I made before I go shopping so I know that I’m not buying in excess.
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by organizing your kitchen and enjoying Chef Chris’s: Slow-Cooked Corned Beef in Beer with Red Currant-Mustard Sauce