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A food waste reduction application for collective catering

May 2020


MEAL CANTEEN challenges and liven up the relationship between kitchens and guests by providing a communication and reservation platform to share information and reduce food waste.

The best waste is the one that is not produced. True to this motto, the MEAL CANTEEN solution is positioned before waste is even created. Thanks to this application, collective restaurants know in advance the affluence and dishes chosen by the guests, via a booking system available on smartphones or PCs. Thanks to this application, kitchens know what will be consumed and what they have to buy and cook, thus avoiding food waste. In addition, MEAL CANTEEN offers guests a wealth of information such as a nutriscores, caloric values, product origin, allergens, beliefs and the possibility to rate meal from one to five stars and leave a comment. MEAL CANTEEN eliminates the drawbacks of collective catering by reducing queues through predefined choices and ensures that each guest, from the first to the last, receives the desired dish, thus reducing food wastage on the plates.

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Label Date May 13, 2020
By Meal Canteen - Deleted
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network; Visibility; Funding opportunities; Partnership opportunities; Credibility

Implementation Stories

MEAL CANTEEN by Meal Canteen - Deleted
Implemented by Lycée Stephen Liegeard in Bronchon (France) in 2021

The Lycée Stephen Liegeard, located in Bronchon in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, first implemented the Solution in march 2020 for its 650 guests eating daily at the canteen as well as 120 guests from the boarding school (due to covid-19, implementation started in September 2021). Students and employees can now make a meal reservation on a voluntary basis on the dedicated website or app and on the other side, the chef has access to his backend where he can see in real time the orders, and also the forecast for the attendance (including absent ones).


-39% in food waste by volume was reached after one year


The environmental benefits

  • Helps to save 88kg of CO2 related to food waste through 95k+ orders on MEAL CANTEEN

The Financial benefits

  • Reduces food waste inducing savings of 0.68 € per meal
  • Cost reduction of around 18 to 23% depending on the kitchen organization

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Company Profile

Meal Canteen - Deleted

Our app allows collective catering to know in advance the affluence and dishes chosen by the guest, via a booking system

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Headquarters 42000 Saint-Étienne, France
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