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Food waste prevention pioneers

Leanpath is on a mission to make food waste prevention and measurement
everyday practice in the world’s kitchens

We believe front-line foodservice workers are the real change agents in the global fight against food waste. We empower them with technology and coaching to have a meaningful impact on the environment, at the same time they improve their kitchen’s efficiency. Since 2014 alone, Leanpath-empowered culinary teams have prevented over 36 million pounds of food from being wasted.

We invented automated food waste tracking technology in 2004, and provide a complete food waste prevention solution, including data-collection tools, cloud-based analytics, and expert coaching. We are in thousands of kitchens around the world. Our offices are located in the U.S., U.K., Spain and Australia.

Our Vision

Ensure a sustainable future by eliminating global food waste.

Leadership Team

Andrew Shakman

Andrew Shakman

CEO & Co-Founder

Since co-founding Leanpath in 2004, Andrew has been working at the front lines of behavior change and is an internationally renowned expert in food waste prevention.

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Scott Allmendinger

Scott Allmendinger

VP of Sales

Scott leads Leanpath’s global business development initiatives, new market entry, and strategic partnerships.

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Brian Boshes

Brian Boshes

Director of Product

Brian directs Leanpath’s product development, with a focus on constant innovation and behavior change tools to deliver the most powerful food waste prevention platform.

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Dave Britton

Dave Britton

Executive Director

Dave oversees Leanpath’s corporate administrative functions and special projects, with an emphasis on strategic account management.

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Christy Cook

Christy Cook

VP of Customer Success

Christy leads Leanpath’s customer success department and is focused on growing and developing robust and fulfilling partnerships with our clients to help reduce as much food waste as possible.

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Marc Demarest

Marc Demarest

VP of Strategy & Corporate Development

Marc directs the development, strategy and future of Leanpath’s products and solutions.

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Steve Finn

Steve Finn

VP of Food Waste Prevention

Steve oversees the education, thought leadership and brand presence of Leanpath, speaking frequently at global industry events and providing strategic insight for Leanpath customers.

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Janet Haugan

Janet Haugan

Director of People Operations

Janet oversees human resources, recruiting and organizational development at Leanpath to help accelerate overall team growth and company success.

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Mitch McClellan

Mitch McClelland

Director of Finance

Mitch leads all finance and administrative functions at Leanpath, ensuring we operate at peak efficiency for continued growth and success.

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Sam Smith

Director of Marketing

Sam leads marketing at Leanpath with a focus on communications, content development, public relations, and increasing brand awareness.

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Cara Unterkofler

Cara Unterkofler

Managing Director, Europe

Cara is the managing director of Leanpath’s London office, overseeing account management, business development, and operations.

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Food waste prevention–15 years and counting

Leanpath has helped clients prevent millions of pounds of food waste. A few of our friends and global food waste fighters came together to help us celebrate. See what 15 years of innovation has meant to the foodservice industry.

Media Contact

If you would like to schedule an interview, or would like more information, contact us using the information below. Please be sure to provide your name, news outlet, contact information and deadline.

For more information on preventing food waste, check out our blog for the latest articles by Leanpath.

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Leanpath – In the News

Publication Date Title
Hotel Business Aug 2019 Leanpath Strives to Stem the Tide of Food Waste
GreenBiz Aug 2019 Running a Lean Kitchen Like Google and Sodexo is the Path to Food Waste Prevention
Hemispheres Aug 2019 How Leanpath Makes Environmental and Business Sense
Penn State News Aug 2019 Housing and Food Services taking next steps on path to sustainability
Waste 360 July 2019 Technology Helps Educate Universities on Food Waste
Waste 360 June 2019 Leanpath Celebrates 15 Years of Food Waste Prevention Technology
GreenBiz June 2019 A Conversation with Google’s Circularity Maven, CSO Kate Brandt
The Business Times May 2019 A Taste for Sustainability
Waste 360 May 2019 Insights and Scenes from the 2019 NYC Food Waste Fair
BNews Kazakhstan May 2019 At the Eurasian Media Forum in Almaty, Experts Discussed a Consumption Crisis
QSR Magazine May 2019 Smart Technology Pays Off for Restaurants
Facilities Management Journal May 2019 Sodexo Accelerates Fight Against Food Waste
Les Echoes May 2019 Sodexo veut diviser par deux le gaspillage alimentaire d’ici à 2025
The Daily Barometer May 2019 OSU Implements New Technology to Cut Back on Food Waste
Waste 360 May 2019 Key Takeaways from Day Two of WasteExpo 2019
Fast Company Apr. 2019 How Google Saved Over 6 Million Pounds of Food Waste in its Cafés
Google Blog Apr. 2019 From Food Waste to Tasty Treats in Google’s Kitchens
Business Insider Apr. 2019 Here’s a Look at 10 Ways Google Tries to Make its Campuses Around the World More Sustainable
Ensia Apr. 2019 Millions of Dollars’ Worth of Food Ends Up in School Trash Cans Every Day
Waste 360 Mar. 2019 Technology-driven Food Waste Reduction
The Crimson White Mar. 2019 Dining Halls, Students Work to Reduce Food Waste
Notre Dame News Mar. 2019 New System to Tackle Nonconsumable Food Waste, Contribute to Clean Energy Needs of Local Farm
Vanderbilt Hustler Feb. 2019 Dining Looks to Track Success of Composting in Dining Halls
Produce Business UK Feb. 2019 Food Matters Live Brings out the Best and Brightest Innovations to ExCel
CafeF Jan. 2019 Google and the “Green” Working Environment in the World
University of Kentucky Jan. 2019 Aramark’s Four Major Elements for Sustainable Dining at UK
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CSR NewswireDec. 2018EPA Recognizes Sodexo for Food Recovery Achievements
Tech Food MagazineDec. 2018Pistas sobre el futuro de la Transformación Digital de los Restaurantes
Civil EatsDec. 2018Already a Climate Change Leader, California Takes on Food Waste
San Diego Food System AllianceDec. 2018New Strategic Partnerships Announced to Save the Food in San Diego County
Food Matters LiveNov. 2018Announcing the winners of the 2018 Awards from Food Matters Live
Rubicon GlobalOct. 20182018 Waste Fit Champions
Waste 360Oct. 2018Foundation Fights Food Waste with New Waste Not Initiative
FootprintOct. 20182018 Waste2Zero Winners Crowned
USA TodaySept. 2018All the Reasons to Stop Wasting Food, Starting with It Makes Climate Change Worse
Food NavigatorSept. 2018‘What Gets Measured Gets Managed’: Tesco Suppliers Commit to Sharing Food Waste Data
Six Sigma DailySept. 2018Food Waste Tracking Company Applies Lean Six Sigma to Improve Foodservice Industry
The IthacanSept. 2018Ithaca College Dining Services Provides New Options in IC Square
FoodTankAug. 2018Tracking Food Waste with Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman
Food NavigatorAug. 2018How Leanpath is Using Data to Fight Food Waste
Materials Recycling WorldJuly 2018National Recycling Award Winner Leanpath UK
Food Market InsightsJuly 2018Innovate Technologies to Transform Food Waste Management
The SpoonJuly 2018Report: Caterers Can Save $6 for Every $1 Spent Reducing Food Waste
StopWasteJune 2018Leanpath Client Checkers Catering & Special Events Wins Waste Prevention Award
Canadian International SchoolJune 2018WasteWatch x Leanpath Programme on Food Waste
Innovators MagazineJune 2018Seeds & Chips: Key Takeaways
Waste360May 2018Canada Releases National Food Waste Prevention Strategy
Restaurant NutsMay 2018Reducing Food Waste
Future Food TechMay 2018Interview: Michael La Cour, Managing Director, IKEA Food Services
The Washington PostApr. 2018The Staggering Environmental Footprint of All the Food That We Just Throw in the Trash
The CollegianApr. 2018How From Truck to Table, Campus Reduces Food Waste
Waste 360Apr. 2018How Overproduction is Food Waste’s Biggest Culprit and Opportunity
Seeds & ChipsMar. 2018Waste Not, Want Not: the Complex Challenge of Food Waste
Commission for Environmental CooperationMar. 2018New Report Shows Ways to Help Solve North America’s Food Loss and Waste Problem
Public SourceMar. 2018What some Pittsburgh Area Institutions are Doing to Stem Food Waste and an Unexpected Side Effect of Those Efforts
QSR MagazineMar. 2018What It Means to Go Green in 2018
KMTV Twin FallsFeb. 2018Leanpath Program Helps Reduces Rood Waste at St. Luke’s Magic Valley
NanalyzeFeb. 20189 Startups Taking a Bite Out of Food Waste
The SpoonJan. 2018Oregon State Wins Grant to Reduce Food Waste in Dining Halls
The Gazette TimesJan. 2018Oregon State Wins Grant to Reduce Food Waste in Dining Halls
Food Service Equipment & SuppliesJan. 2018Waste Management Series: Forward Momentum in the State of Waste Management
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FCSIDec. 2017OPINION: Food Waste Resolutions for 2018
Huffington PostDec. 2017Food Waste 2.0: Moving From Goal To Strategy
The Gateway OnlineDec. 2017Aramark is Trying to Forge a Path to Sustainability
GreenBizOct. 2017Intel, Eileen Fisher Find Value in The Circular Economy
Friends of Champions 12.3Oct. 2017Leanpath Recognized for Support of UN Target 12.3
Oregon BusinessSep. 2017Wasted
Fast CompanySep. 2017Cities Need To Transition To Circular Economies: Google Wants To Help
SodexoSep. 2017Waste: An Issue Close to Our Heart
GreenBizSep. 2017Google’s Search for Business Value in Circular Cities
Leanpath BlogAug. 2017Leanpath Releases “Spark” Food Waste Digital Signage
Fast CompanyAug. 2017How IKEA Plans to Cut Food Waste in Half
Hunter College NY City Food Policy CenterAug. 2017Smartphone Apps That Could Save the World
Waste 360Jul. 2017The Waste and Recycling Industry and the Internet of Things
GreenBizJul. 2017IKEA’s 7 imperatives for scrapping food waste
Silicon AngleJul. 2017You are what you eat, and throw away, at Google
IKEA NewsroomJun. 2017IKEA aims to cut food waste by 50% with new Food is Precious Initiative
3BL MediaApr. 2017Sodexo Challenges Industry & Businesses to Take a Global Approach to Preventing and Eliminating Food Waste
Waste 360Apr. 2017How Food Suppliers, Retailers and Restaurants are Joining Forces to Address Food Waste
Food ManagementMar. 2017Aramark Implements Leanpath Waste Reduction Program Across Top 500 Accounts
Food ManagementMar. 201710 Ways to Stop Food Waste Before It Starts
Foodservice Equipment & SuppliesMar. 2017Leanpath Hires a Food Waste Fighting Chef
Waste 360Mar. 2017Innovations to Tackle Food Waste Come Online
Leanpath BlogMar. 2017Global Food Waste Reduction Expert and Educator, Steven Finn, Joins the Leanpath Team
Leanpath BlogMar. 2017First-Ever Full Time “Food Waste Fighting Chef” Joins Leanpath
Be Spartan Green (MSU)Feb. 2017Food waste tracking system diverts 17,800 pounds in first year
Food ManagementFeb. 2017Minding Waste at Microsoft
WebstaurantStoreFeb. 2017Ways to Reduce Food Waste in Your Restaurant
DailyCameraFeb. 2017Boulder Valley School District to use data collection to reduce food waste
NationSwellJan. 20176 High-Tech Innovations That Could Solve Our Food-Waste Woes
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Google EnvironmentDec. 2016Recipe for sustainability: Why Google cafes love ugly produce
Aramark.comDec. 2016Aramark Enhances its Green Thread™ Environmental Sustainability Platform
Wicked Local: FraminghamDec. 2016Framingham State recognized for food waste efforts
The ObserverNov. 2016Food services collaborates with culinary center
Silicon Hills NewsOct. 2016At SXSW Eco, Google’s Sustainability Lead Kate Brandt Promotes a Circular Economy
Yahoo! FinanceOct. 2016Sodexo rolls out SKOOL programme across Europe to prevent food waste in schools
Facilities Management JournalOct. 2016Sodexo scores a first in Irish University catering deal
Waste360Oct. 2016Tackling Food Waste with Onsite Technology
The State NewsSep. 2016How MSU handles its million pounds of food waste
Google Green BlogSep. 2016Trimming Our Waste-line: The Moonshot to Zero
University of Notre Dame Campus Dining NewsSep. 2016Reducing Waste Through Leanpath
The Williams RecordSep. 2016Students Encourage Composting
Massachusetts Daily CollegianSep. 2016UMass Dining looks ahead after number one ranking in Princeton Review
LinkedInSep. 2016Two billion people go hungry while we throw away food: Here is a way out!
GreenBizAug. 20168 food data companies to watch
Office of Sustainability | University of Notre DameAug. 2016Leanpath Program Helps Campus Dining Reduce Food Waste by 30%
Huffington PostAug. 2016As Chipotle Tries Not To Make People Sick, It’s Silent On One Important Issue
edible San FranciscoJul. 2016Wasted in San Francisco
foodableJul. 2016How to Use Tech to Cut Down on Food Waste
Huffington PostJul. 2016Supermarkets Are Key To Making America Stop Wasting Food
Food TankJul. 201659 Organizations Fighting Food Loss and Waste
BDN MaineJun. 2016Food waste in Maine alleviated by new tech and old-fashioned gleaning
Bloomberg BNAJun. 2016Got Food Waste? There’s an Accounting Standard for That
The Global FruitJun. 2016Reconfiguring supply chains can reduce waste, increase safety
The GuardianMay 2016OkCupid for unwanted fruits and veg: tech joins the fight against food waste
Sodexo UK & Ireland’s Quality of Life BlogApr. 2016Getting Smart about Food Waste: The Sodexo and Leanpath Partnership
Waste360Mar. 2016LeanPath’s Shakman Talks Food Waste Prevention
BioCycleJan. 20162016 Food Waste Forecast
Sodexo ConnexionsJan. 2016Leanpath : Food Waste Prevention System
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Business GreenDec. 2015Sodexo trims food waste with successful smart meter pilot
Portland TribuneDec. 2015Getting food waste down to a science
UncorkdDec. 20154 Ways Restaurants Can Wipe Out Food Waste
The Massachusetts Daily CollegianNov. 2015UMass Dining works to reduce amount of food waste created with weight measurement
ForbesNov. 20155 High Tech Ways Companies Are Tackling Food Waste During The Holiday Season
Farm to Institution New EnglandNov. 2015Boston College Reduces Food Waste by 60% in 12 Months
EaterNov. 2015Meet the Entrepreneurs Making Food Waste Edible (and Profitable)
The News GazetteOct. 2015Campus Dining Has Learned to Waste Not
The Washington PostOct. 2015Nutritious foods you should stop throwing away
EaterOct. 2015How Food Waste Ended Up on Restaurant Menus
Food Waste Focus BlogOct. 2015Leanpath Partners with Metro to Cut Food Waste
QSR MagazineOct. 2015USDA Takes Aim at Food Waste
QSR WebSep. 20153 ways to use technology to identify food waste
Open for Business Blog, by OpenTableAug. 2015How to Prevent Food Waste Before It Starts
Foodservice Consultant MagazineAug. 2015Zeroing in on Waste
Mother Nature NetworkAug. 20156 High-Tech Solutions to Food Waste
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies MagazineJul. 2015Meet Five Champions of Sustainability
The Daily MealJun. 2015A Great Dinner Made From Food That Was Destined for the Trash Bin
The New YorkerMay 2015The Untapped Potential of Food Waste
The George-AnneApr. 2015Dining Commons seeks to cut waste with Leanpath
American Express Knowledge CenterApr. 2015Restaurant Briefing: Trash Talk—Reducing Food Waste
National Foundation to End Senior HungerApr. 2015Wasted Food and Senior Hunger
Huffington Post IMPACT BlogFeb. 2015What If
Edible East BayFeb. 2015Food Shift and Leanpath
Providence Everett Medical Center NewsJan. 2015Food and Nutrition Caregivers Lower Food Waste, Drive Down Health Care Costs and Give Back to the Community

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