Led by Executive Chef Emiliano Rabia, the culinary team at Four Seasons Costa Rica has embraced a culinary revolution by focusing on local products and Mesoamerican ingredients. This innovative approach not only elevates the dining experience for guests but also prioritizes waste management practices. By integrating Winnow Solutions' waste reduction system into two of the resort's kitchens, the resort has effectively raised awareness and taken concrete action to combat food waste.
By Danielle Finnegan | June 19, 2023 | Guanacaste
Four Seasons

The impact of this collaboration has been truly outstanding. Over just eight months, the resort has significantly reduced food waste, resulting in cost savings of nearly $50,000. A testament to their commitment to transparency, one of the waste reduction systems have been installed in the staff canteen, empowering employees to participate in sustainable practices and witness their positive impact actively.

The success of the Peninsula Papagayo-Winnow Solutions partnership serves as a blueprint for future endeavors. The resort aims to replicate the waste reduction strategies implemented at Peninsula Papagayo in other properties within the destination, including the Clubhouse at Prieta Beach. Susana Vicente, Director of ESG at Peninsula Papagayo, commends the resort’s steadfast commitment to minimizing its environmental footprint, highlighting the harmonious coexistence of luxury and sustainability.

Winnow Solutions, at the forefront of the fight against food waste, was founded on the principle that no food should be wasted. Leveraging AI technology, their innovative solutions address the prevalent challenge faced by commercial kitchens, where up to 20% of purchased food is typically discarded, representing a significant portion of the overall supply.

The partnership between Peninsula Papagayo and Winnow Solutions exemplifies the transformative potential of sustainable practices in luxury hospitality. By prioritizing waste reduction, Peninsula Papagayo sets a new standard for responsible and conscious hospitality, inspiring others to follow suit.