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City Harvest Annual Impact Report

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Le Cordon Bleu London are delighted to share the annual impact report from surplus food donated to City Harvest throughout 2022.

Tackling food waste is vastly important for Le Cordon Bleu and the wider hospitality industry. Working with City Harvest to ensure that any surplus food is used to aid those in need rather than going to landfill is an initiative we are proud to be a part of.

By choosing to donate surplus food to City Harvest, Le Cordon Bleu London has nourished thousands of people across London experiencing food poverty. The production kitchen team at Le Cordon Bleu London do a fantastic job organising the donation of left-over ingredients from classes and have put an efficient system in place to ensure no food is wasted.

Over the course of 2022, the donations from Le Cordon Bleu London equate to 7.9 tonnes of food donated to City Harvest, 18,729 meals delivered to charities feeding their communities and 29.9 tonnes of GHG emissions prevented by rescuing food for human consumption.

City Harvest is a surplus food redistribution charity, putting surplus food to good use in a sustainable way by distributing it, for free, to 350+ charities, food banks, schools and community groups across every London borough that feed the growing number of people facing food poverty. Charity groups who benefit from donations to City Harvest include The Hornbeam Community Café and Wand UK.

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