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Surplus: The food waste guide for chefs is used by thousands of chefs and managers of the top hospitality businesses in the world.

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"I was so impressed with the simplicity and no-nonsense messaging of this book that we bought a copy for all of our chefs. I highly recommend it to anyone in the food business."
Philip Mahoney, Accor Vice President F&B India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey
"I was so impressed and inspired by the work Vojtech has achieved, that I bought every single chef in my company, a copy of his book."
Frank Bothwell, owner of Thomas Franks Ltd.

Surplus: The food waste guide for chefs contains:

  • concrete and actionable steps on how to reduce food waste in professional kitchen
  • ingredient directory with a guide on how to use all parts of ingredients
  • motivation and mindset tips for chefs
  • sample recipes and ways of implementing change
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"A must have bible for all chefs!"
Nazli Develi, raw vegan chef
"This book is the absolute best book I have read on the subject of reducing food waste so far." 
Axel Guillemin, pastry chef


  • reduce your food waste by focusing on the prevention
  • give something to your chefs that they will love
  • let your chefs create new habits and rethink the system
  • boost your profits by cutting on food waste, long-term
  • streamline the processes in the kitchen, save time and money
"The most practical and inspiring masterpiece on food waste management." 
Watcharapong Saikaew, event director
"This book should be in every culinary school." 
Debora Silva, graduate of culinary school


The methods and steps described in this book can be applied in every professional kitchen, whether it's a small bistro, large restaurant, hotel or a catering business.

The book is available for sale in bulk as a physical copy or e-book.

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Surplus: The food waste guide for chefs is approved by the Ministry of Education in Slovakia to be used as a teaching material for vocational culinary schools.
If your college or educational institute would like to use this book as a teaching material or distribute this book to your students in any country, please get in touch.


  • learn how to prevent food waste in the kitchen
  • learn how to use all parts of ingredients
  • learn how to create better habits in the kitchen
  • learn about the importance of plant-based cooking
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About the author:

I am a zero-waste plant-based chef, who spent over a decade working in restaurants across the world, from bistros to
Michelin stars, and from England to Cambodia.

I have opened the first zero-waste vegan restaurant in the world, realised that it's perfectly possible to avoid the majority of food waste in every restaurant's kitchen and wrote a book about it to make it easier for you to do the same. 


What is the ultimate solution to reduce food waste?

Prevention. If you prevent your food waste, you don't need to deal with it.

How can I prevent food waste?

By changing the way you treat and prepare ingredients, by changing the way you are planning your menu and by changing your mindset. To simply put, if it's not on the plate, then it's a waste.

We have locations in multiple countries, how can I distribute the book to my staff?

In this case, e-book is an easy and cost-effective way of distributing the book. Get in touch for more details.

I am looking for a food waste solution, will the book help me?

Book is a great starting point. For a complete food waste solution, please check out my food waste training for chefs.
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