This was an impromptu shoot of Marc, Kevin and the Winnow Solutions team – a company which has created a piece of technology that helps restaurants reduce food waste, and save a significant amount of money in the process.

Chris King Photography - Winnow Product Construction

The company is currently sharing a space with a large environmental NGO in Central London, where they develop and construct the units for use in the restaurants participating in their pilot scheme.

Chris King Photography - Winnow Product Construction

Each unit is built by the guys themselves.

One unit had been completed and was ready to be installed at a restaurant in the Southwark area, and I captured the final stages of construction of another unit destined for a restaurant near Hoxton Square.

Chris King Photography - Winnow Product Construction

It was really impressive to see a piece of technology that has the potential to revolutionise how restaurants function in the UK being developed and built in such a manner.

Chris King Photography - Winnow Product Construction

Each unit has scales to weigh the amount of food being disposed of, and a touchscreen element allowing staff to record what exactly has been wasted. The front of house staff and the kitchen staff all use the technology to record the food they have disposed of, and over time the information gathered can be analysed by the restaurant owner – allowing them to then make informed decisions about portion sizes, menu items, etc.

It’s a great bit of technology that has a lot of potential to help restaurants reduce the amount of edible food they waste, while at the same time saving them thousands of pounds a month.

Chris King Photography - Winnow Product Construction

For information on what Winnow Solutions is all about, please visit the Winnow profile page.

Chris King
I'm a documentary and portrait photographer and multimedia producer from Northern Ireland, but currently based in London. With the Food Is... website and my exploration of the issue of avoidable food waste, I have a desire to create positive change in whatever way I can, and to whatever degree I can. You can see more of my work at chriskingphotography.com