This is a great new idea! A Bristol restaurant only uses food found in containers outside supermarkets that has passed its sell-by date. If anything the delicious food produced from these ingredients show that the sell-by and use-by dates do not accurately reflect the quality of the food. Although, there should be regulations in place to make sure that we don't get ill from the food that we eat throwing perfectly edible food in the bin because of a number on the pack is ludicrous! One alternative, which I think has been banned, is to give all food that is to be thrown away from supermarkets, restaurants and cafes to people who may need it such as soup kitchens or shelters. Stop wasting and start recycling!
The menu was certainly eclectic, ranging from Orkney crab and king prawn salad to spicy baked beans on toast. There was a bread and butter pudding for desert – or a lighter fruit smoothie. “But tomorrow it will be all change again,” said chef Dylan Rakhra. “We get different foods in every day, loads of stuff – bagels, lobster, lettuce. “It’s really fun. You look at what you’ve got, you make up meals and serve them. People seem to be loving it.” The name of the restaurant – Skipchen – gives the game away. Rakhra and his fellow volunteers do not order in their supplies. Some of the food is donated but most is found: on farmland, outside mainstream restaurants and, most commonly, in supermarket skips.