The first interview is with Mike Hanson, director of sustainable business at WSH, the parent company of BaxterStorey and one of the largest independent foodservice companies in the UK and Ireland.
Hanson said: “The pandemic has given us the opportunity to reset; working from home has forced us to think more about what and how we eat, enjoy clear roads and clean air. But things like the use of reusable packaging have taken a back step. We need to ask ourselves if we really want to go back to normal, or if we need a new normal.
“The same is true in the foodservice industry, which found creative and innovative ways to keep going. I suspect takeaway and delivery services will continue and run alongside traditional offerings.”
During the ‘Kitchen Conversation’ Hanson outlines sustainability challenges, he also discusses how the pandemic has driven green efforts and he offers insights into how caterers can help customers to make more sustainable choices.
Liam Cameron, marketing executive at Ramco, added: “As experts in asset disposal we work with clients to keep redundant equipment in use and out of landfill, helping them achieve sustainability goals and taking us all a step closer to a carbon-neutral future.
“These interviews provide a great insight into the environmental challenges facing the foodservice industry and I hope they will be a useful resource for anyone looking for ways to keep sustainability goals on course as we head out of lockdown.”
The first Kitchen Conversation will be available to watch on Ramco’s website on 25 May.