Costa Cruises Partners with Winnow to Reduce Food Waste at Sea
As pioneers in the global cruise industry, Costa – the Italy-based cruise line famous for its Italian-style holidays and a part of Carnival Corporation & plc – is focused on providing an excellent dining experience while also investing in the reduction of food losses at the production site, where the ultimate goal is to consistently reduce waste.
Tech company Winnow’s mission is to help the hospitality industry tackle avoidable food waste by providing chefs and their staff with creative ways to run a more efficient operation.
“Costa Cruises finds in Winnow a key partner that allows a 360-degree implementation of a sustainable approach to reducing food losses during the preparation process,” said Stefania Lallai, Sustainability and External Relations Director, Costa Crociere.
“The partnership is in line with our commitment to offer the best dining experience to our guests. Winnow has a crucial role in the mapping and revision of processes on board, as well as in the evolution and development of our food service system. We truly believe that together with Winnow we have the potential to change the culture in our kitchens, transforming the way the cruise line sector prepares food forever.”
Costa Diadema, the flagship of Costa, is already the primary lab where the project takes place, which will be implemented on all Costa’s ships in Europe and Asia.
“Costa Cruises immediately saw that Winnow could help them cut food waste in their kitchens and understood the benefit to the planet as well,” said Marc Zornes, CEO and co-founder of Winnow. “Tackling food waste is a huge opportunity for the sector and with the right tools can be transformative for the entire cruise line industry. We are inspired by Costa Cruises’ vision and are excited to support them in leading the industry on the issue of food waste.”