New cafe uses food from supermarket skips to make delicious meals

Published Friday, Oct 10 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
We all know that supermarkets chuck out a lot of food. But now one cafe is turning this waste into food fit for its customers.

The non-profit eatery, aptly called Skipchen, recovers food from supermarket skips and whips it up into an array of yummy dishes.

Out of date food in bin

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Delights on the menu include lobster, Gorgonzola omelettes and seafood platters – they sound good to us!

The Bristol-based café also receives donations from farms and local businesses, as well as excess chicken from Nandos.

Sam Joseph, co-director of The Real Junk Food Project, runs Skipchen and hopes to raise awareness about food waste in Britain.

He was quoted in The Telegraph explaining: "We take food that would otherwise go to waste."

But he confirmed that they are sure to retrieve the food as soon as it is disposed of: "We see them do it (throw it) and get the food out into a refrigerator straight away. I am really conscious of food safety and food hygiene."

Customers are asked to pay what they think the meal is worth and despite just opening last month, it's already proving to be popular.

And with a similar project going on in Leeds, it looks like this anti-waste idea could soon pop up in other UK towns.

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