Alex Atala is probably Brazil’s most famous chef. His D.O.M. restaurant is one of the few Brazilian restaurants with a global reputation – being named one of Restaurant Magazine’s top 50 restaurants in the world – so January’s opening of Dalva e Dito was eagerly awaited.
Dalva e Dito, a one-star Michelin restaurant serving Brazilian home cooking has adopted Oklin’s food waste composting machine sponsored by Closed Loop Australia, and serviced by Trasix Soluções Ambientais.
Food scraps are collected from the back of house kitchen, as well as leftover foods from the restaurant. It is then emptied into the composter, and the resulting compost donated to the garden at the medical faculty in Sao Paulo. By installing the machine, Dalva e Dito has successfully diverted their organic waste from the landfill, and greatly reduced the problems with food waste storage.
|Year Installed||December 2014|
|Food Waste Processed/day||20kg|
|Food Waste Source||Back of house kitchen scraps and leftovers|
|Compost Usage||Compost donated to the garden at the medical faculty of Sao Paulo University|