Leftover food at City Hall

MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Sadly, there is a growing need for food banks across London as more Londoners experience food poverty. What happens to leftover food from the cafe at City Hall each day, and leftover food from receptions held in the building? How much is distributed to feed people in need?


Answer for Leftover food at City Hall

Answer for Leftover food at City Hall

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The catering contract at City Hall has a key performance indicator that stipulates that no more than 3 per cent food waste will be produced in the café. The current level is around 2.6 per cent, which is achieved by careful menu planning and production control based on previous sales statistics. Therefore, there is very little leftover food in this area.

Food produced for receptions is made to order and so is generally consumed in its entirety. In the unlikely event of over-production this food is either added to the menu directly in the café or incorporated into either soups or sandwich fillings.

Careful stock control and rotation ensures that no uncooked dried or tinned foods go to waste.