Five star hotel in Abu Dhabi recycles their food leftovers to feed stray dogs !


Food wastage has become a worldwide issue worldwide. From dumping leftovers to literally discard excess good, edible food thanks to ignorance has cause a staggering 2.1 billion tonne food wasted annually , consistent with a report by Boston Consulting Group.

As minor because it may sound, food wastage results in more serious problems than it appears. If not managed well, it can cause massive gastrointestinal disorder and even cause pollution.

The primary contributors to the present issue are hotels, restaurants and supermarkets where food is produced in mass amounts. The food produced everyday, when can't be finished off within the day, had to be thrown away as they need very short shelf-life.

Addressing the difficulty , many establishments have conjured efforts to scale back food wastage by just making one chickenfeed at a time.

Inspired by these various initiatives, Chef J Gourmet is re-purposing his hotel leftover foods for an honest cause. he's employed because the head chef during a five star hotel in Abu Dhabi , the Hotel Fairmont.

Doggy Bag Initiative may be a program where the leftovers are collected everyday and fed to strays before they’re delivered to the animal shelter, all under his supervision.


With the generous assistance from his team of staffs at the hotel, they gather up edible food like meat, bread and vegetables and switch them into petfood by churning them within the grinder.


They are also very meticulous within the process. Only food that are considered appropriate for the consumption of canines are collected. Cheese, sauce, desserts and spice-laden food are strictly prohibited.


These selected food are then processed and delivered personally to Could 9 Pet Hotel and Care, an animal shelter that houses strays.


From the photographs posted on Chef J Gourmet’s Facebook, it's evident that these animals absolutely love their specialized food and appearance forward thereto everyday.
Credit: Chef J Gourmet

The chef hopes that through his program, more hotels and restaurants are encouraged to show their leftovers into food for the strays instead of wasting it unethically.

Following his footsteps, Hotel Al Wahda Grand Millenium and Hotel Crowne Plaza has stepped up their food management game by doing an equivalent . watching it, we are hopeful that more and more establishments will contribute to avert the difficulty of food wastage in similar manner.

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