May 18, 2024

Hilton debuts zero-waste menus

Hilton has launched zero-waste menus across four UK hotels.

Titled Taste of Zero, the menus will be served for one month only at London Hilton on Park Lane, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Hilton London Metropole and DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole.

The limited-edition dishes are part of a pilot scheme to mark Stop Food Waste Day today (April 24).

Hilton has also partnered with surplus food charity The Felix Project to donate a meal to a person in need for every zero-waste meal purchased.

According to UNEP’s Food Waste Index Report 2024, one billion tonnes of food is wasted annually. The food service industry is responsible for over a quarter of the waste produced.

Hilton’s new menus align with its Travel with Purpose target to reduce waste sent to landfill by 50% by 2030 and efforts to implement a food waste reduction programme in every hotel kitchen.

Plus, a low-waste menu will be launching at almost 20 properties across the UK. Plans to roll out the initiative in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over the coming year are in motion.

Emma Banks, Vice President of F&B Strategy and Development: EMEA at Hilton, said: “The launch of these new menus marks another step in the global fight against food waste. Conscious dining isn’t just a trend; it’s a deeply held value that guides where we all choose to indulge and unwind. 

“These dishes have been designed to demonstrate the best-in-class techniques in use across our hotels all over the world every day — brought together to raise awareness of our ambition to continue reducing food waste across our operations, simultaneously empowering guests to make more mindful choices and inspiring them to reduce waste in their own kitchen at home.”