Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems in hotel management

Aladzic Diana (2017) Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems in hotel management. Faculty of Commerce, Catering and Tourism.

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Food waste is global issue which is constantly growing. Since one of the strongest points of the Hospitality industry is preparing food for the customers, it is important to investigate how much of that food goes to waste. The aim of this study is to discover what happens to all the food which goes to waste, and why was is wasted in the first place. To this end, the research question is as follows: What efforts have been made towards minimizing food waste in the hotel industry, and what other possibilities can be introduced into food waste reduction plans, given the isolation effect? In this context, the isolation effect is present, because the investigated hotels are situated on the Lanzarote Island. The research question is answered through series of in-depth interviews in the hotels, and through researcher’s personal experience on the internship, working for one of those hotels in Lanzarote Island. Representatives of four different 4-star hotels were participating in the interviews. The answers from the participants, show that they are very limited with the possibilities for food waste reduction, both because of the isolated location, and the regulations. On this basis, it is recommended that more possibilities for reducing food waste in Lanzarote Island should be implemented. Further research should be done on what those possibilities can be, and how to improve the logistics of the companies who once dealt with the food waste.

Hungarian title

Élelmiszerveszteség és hulladék a fenntartható élelmiszer-rendszerekkel összefüggésben a szállodai menedzsmentben

English title

Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems in hotel management


Budapest Business School


Faculty of Commerce, Catering and Tourism


Turizmus Intézeti Tanszék




Tourism and Hotel Management / Catering and Hotel Management


Konzulens neve
Konzulens típusa
Assignment, Scientific qualification, Institution
Debreceni János

Item Type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: food waste, food loss, sustainable food system
Depositing User: Horváth Viktória
Date Deposited: 2017. Nov. 30. 13:29
Last Modified: 2018. Feb. 20. 16:14

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