Simple ways to cut costs in the food business – Forum 26 Sept 2012

South East Queensland food businesses including restaurants, café’s, pubs, function venues, hospital and aged care kitchens caterers will reduce their running costs with simple measures and eco-efficient technology by attending this forum.

Kitchens can consume up to 70% of businesses energy. In the last few years electricity and water costs have risen and this upward trend is expected to continue.

New developments in machinery, equipment and cleaning processes now offer more efficient options, doing the same job but using less energy and/or water. Replacing old machines and equipment will often allow the investment cost to be offset rising utility bills.

Waste too, represents a loss of resources and money for your business. By thinking creatively, you can reduce the waste you create and make better use of the waste that can’t be avoided.

Looking at more sustainable food supply chains can not only improve a restaurant’s environmental credentials but also put tastier, healthier food on the table.

By moving towards being sustainable, one Brisbane bistro has developed a closer working relationship with their landlord and has also achieved annual financial savings of $10,795.

Hosted by Sustainable Industries in partnership with ecoBiz Queensland and the Queensland Food and Beverage Industry Association the ecoBiz Network forum on the 26 September 2012 in Brisbane will give you the latest ideas and information on sustainability in the food service industry to solve problems, tackle environmental issues and stop you wasting valuable dollars.  The forum will be at The Pavilion, Breakfast Creek.  All interested businesses are invited to attend.

The registration early bird rate is only $20 and $40 after 19 September.  For more information on this informative event and to register, please visit www.ehp.qld.gov.au/ecobiz/network .

If you have an innovative product or service and are interested in exhibiting at this forum please send your expression of interest via email to ecobiznet@ehp.qld.gov.au with food in the subject line. 

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