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Managing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Managing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Did you know that California now has laws that require commercial kitchens to recycle the food waste that they generate? What does this mean for you and where do you start? This class will explain the laws and what they mean so you can take action today. Engage with instructors to explore the different ways you and your staff can start taking measures to properly dispose of food waste, diverting it away from the landfill.

Course Highlights:
  • Understand what the laws mean and why they were created to divert food waste
  • Learn how to implement a food waste composting program in your business
  • Learn what happens to your food waste when it is composted
Target Audience:
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Commercial Kitchen Operators
  • General Managers
  • Chefs
  • Foodservice Employees
Learning Level: 
Stephen A. Zolezzi has served as president and CEO of the Food & Beverage Association of San Diego Since 1994. The association represents over 1,100 restaurants, bars and clubs in San Diego. Mr. Zolezzi is a certified instructor for Responsible Beverage Service (RABS), San Diego County Dept. of Environmental Health Food Handlers Certificate program and National Food Safety Professionals Managers health and safety certification. 

Carmen Romo Diego is a recycling specialist at the Environmental Services Department for the City of San Diego. She’s currently working in the Waste Reduction Division on the Commercial Food Waste Recycling, City Facilities and Construction and Demolition Programs. Previously she worked in Tijuana and established the first urban compost facility funded through the Border 2020 bi-national program, where she promoted a zero-waste vision and trained the community on environmental best practices. She has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from ITESM and a master’s degree in Urban Development and GIS from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Andrea Deleon is a recycling specialist for the City of San Diego, Environmental Services Department. She develops and implements recycling and waste diversion projects for residential and City facilities, manages backyard composting programs, and provides recycling education including San Diego’s recent Polystyrene Foam and Single Use Plastics Ordinance. Andrea has eight years of experience in waste reduction and recycling technical assistance, waste characterizations, and outreach. Prior to working in San Diego, she worked at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, and Cascadia Consulting Group, a sustainability consulting firm in Oakland. She received her B.A. at San Francisco State University in Environmental Studies – Urban Environment and minor in Asian American Studies.
 Check-In: 8:30 a.m., with breakfast provided


April 16
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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(800) 644-6133

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