About Us


LeanPath provides automated food waste tracking systems to help foodservice directors reduce pre-consumer food waste, positively impacting the environment and the bottom line. LeanPath provides solutions to the hospitality, foodservice and restaurant industries. 

LeanPath’s Vision

To enable dramatic reduction in global food waste, i.e. “Take a Bite Out of Global Food Waste.” 

LeanPath’s Mission

To use an understanding of foodservice culture and modern technology to enable chefs and managers to implement less wasteful and more profitable culinary practices.


LeanPath partners with customers in 45 U.S. states and internationally in numerous foodservice segments, including hotels, restaurants, colleges, hospitals, corporate dining facilities, contract management, casinos, military installations, schools, grocery stores and senior living facilities. Click here for a partial listing of customers.


Andrew Shakman

LeanPath operates under the leadership of Andrew Shakman, President and CEO. Andrew co-founded LeanPath with a mission to help the foodservice industry address the food waste crisis.

Previously, Andrew was President and CEO of Nine Dots, a technology firm serving food clients including Nestle, Quaker Oats, Dole Food Company and Molson Canada.

In 2012, Andrew was named one of FoodService Director Magazine’s “Most Influential” in the foodservice industry. He speaks frequently at educational events on food waste management and sustainability. He served on the technical advisory committee for the development of Green Seal’s GS-46 Standard for Green Foodservice & Restaurant Operations, and is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Association of Healthcare Foodservice (AHF).

Andrew holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.F.A from the University of Southern California.

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Upcoming Events

LeanPath presents educational sessions and also exhibits at select foodservice tradeshows and events throughout the year. Click here to view our calendar of upcoming events.


Interested in joining the LeanPath team? Click here to view open positions.