Our Journey to Zero Waste


We're on a mission to be the first event catering company in Australia to provide zero waste functions for our clients

There's a horrifying amount of waste created by the food industry. We know it's environmentally unsustainable, so we set ourselves the challenge of proving it can be economically sustainable. If we can create a zero waste catering model, we'll be shouting it from the rooftops to ensure every catering company can do the same.

Things we already do

  1. green waste goes to Rose Bay Community Garden which gets turned into compost for their soil
  2. food delivered in cardboard boxes goes back to our suppliers so they can reuse them the next day
  3. catering leftovers go to our bellies or to OzHarvest
  4. compostable serve ware for functions
  5. paper/cardboard recycling and co-mingling recycling at our kitchen
  6. factory material offcuts turned into hankies as an alternative to single use napkins
  7. used cooking oil gets repurposed 
  8. got some chickens (well, Rose Bay Community Garden did)
  9. found a reusable glad wrap, waiting for shipment
  10. make our own sodas to reduce bottled plastics


Things we want to do

  1. a memorandum of understanding with suppliers to use minimal packaging when supplying produce
  2. use a bokashi bin of sorts onsite to compost food left from guests' plates
  3. apply for a council grant for a shredder
  4. compost used bamboo serve ware that we provide for offsite functions
  5. chef uniforms made from eco friendly fabrics that are factory offcuts
  6. compost bones
  7. send soft plastics to a recycler


If you'd like to help us achieve zero waste, or can connect us with the right people we'd love to hear from you.

Please email info@danthemancooking.com