Celebrity chef and health aficionado Jamie Oliver has just opened a new restaurant in London that has an environmentally friendly zero-waste policy. Known as Jamie Oliverâ€™s Diner, the pop-up restaurant will serve American-style meals and either compost, recycle, or upcycle every piece of waste that is not used or consumed.
Taking it a step even further, the diner will also use quality leftover ingredients from other restaurants and shops to craft the American diner-inspired menu, and combine it with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.
â€œThe diner is something Iâ€™ve wanted to do for ages and when the site came up, right in the heart of Picadilly, I knew it was the right time,â€ said Oliver in an interview with bighospitality.
The menu will include classic American treats such as hotdogs, sliders, pancakes, and milkshakes, but will also include a variety of salads and healthier sides.
â€œThe menu will be seriously tasty but enjoying food is about balance, so weâ€™ll be making sure itâ€™s really clear whether youâ€™re choosing something saintly or a bit of a treat,â€ he added.
The restaurant is expected to be open for at least two years. I think that if it proves to be a success, it could be a great example of how other restaurants can minimize waste and take advantage of local, seasonal ingredients. Jamie always seem to do great work, so I am excited to see where this diner takes his Food Revolution.