Hilton Group Launches Zero Waste Menus Across Flagship UK Hotels

Hilton, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has introduced a series of zero waste and low waste menus at four flagship UK hotels to mark Stop Food Waste Day this April.

The menus are available to guests for one month only and each showcase innovative techniques to combat food waste, furthering Hilton's Travel with Purpose target to reduce waste sent to landfill by 50% by 2030 and continuing its efforts to implement a food waste reduction programme in every hotel kitchen.

The new menus have been introduced at London Hilton on Park Lane, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Hilton London Metropole and DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole. Around 20 other Hilton locations will also see the introduction of a low waste menu.

According to UNEP's Food Waste Index Report 2024*, a staggering one billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, equating to one fifth of all food available to consumers. Notably, the food services industry contributes over a quarter of this waste. In total, an estimated 8-10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are associated with food that is not consumed.

In response, Hilton's "Taste of Zero Waste" menus have been launched to showcase how hotel operators can join the global fight to reduce food waste, harnessing a range of techniques that can be implemented in kitchens of any size.

Dishes will utilise a range of innovative cookery techniques, including root-to-shoot and nose-to-tail cookery; rescuing and repurposing leftover food; as well as pickling too.

Emma Banks, vice president, F&B strategy and development, EMEA, Hilton said: "The launch of these new menus marks another step in the global fight against food waste. Conscious dining isn't just a trend; it's a deeply held value that guides where we all choose to indulge and unwind. These dishes have been designed to demonstrate the best-in-class techniques in use across our hotels all over the world every day – brought together to raise awareness of our ambition to continue reducing food waste across our operations, simultaneously empowering guests to make more mindful choices and inspiring them to reduce waste in their own kitchen at home."

Find out more about the Hilton brand here.