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. provide compostable serve ware for functions


Things we want to do

  1. organise paper and plastic recycling to be collected by Council (waiting for them to get back to us)
  2. use a bokashi bin of sorts onsite to compost food left from guests' plates
  3. use factory off cuts to make hankys so we don't have to send used napkins to landfill
  4. compost used disposable serve ware that we provide for offsite functions
  5. make chef uniforms from plastic waste
  6. switch to a recyclable plastic container for small scale food storage
  7. get rid of gladwrap


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