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What a Waste!


The global food system is the largest consumer of natural resources and emitter of greenhouse gases.

Despite using 34% of the land, consuming 69% of the water, and being the main cause of deforestation and loss of habitat, a third of all the food produced is not consumed. Food is discarded according to it’s market value rather than it’s nutritional value and reflects the inequalities and wastefulness of our capitalist economy. Recovering it, lovingly preparing it and enjoying a shared meal, is an act of resistance and resilience to that system.



Taste Before You Waste is a foundation based in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, on a mission to help you reduce your food waste while having fun and enjoying delicious food!

We're all about inspiring you to become a waste-free superstar with our amazing events, from Food-cycle Markets to Wasteless Dinners, Educational Workshops, Event Caterings, and presentations. We showcase that the food you might throw away can be transformed into tasty and nutritious meals. You won't believe how good it can taste! Plus, our events are donation-based, so everyone can join in on the fun!

Taste Before You Waste is not just a foundation, it's an international community of foodies who believe in responsible consumption and sustainable living. Together, we can create a better world, one meal at a time. Join us and let's make food waste a thing of the past!

And guess what? By joining our community and reducing your food waste, you're also contributing to a social movement that is pushing for a fairer and more sustainable food system. So what are you waiting for? Let's start tasting before we waste!

About Us

Our Events

Our Events

Are you ready to indulge in an environmentally conscious dining experience like no other?

Taste Before You Waste is thrilled to invite you to our classic Wasteless Wednesday Dinners, starting from 19.00 every Wednesday! (Doors Open 18:45)

Our talented volunteers have mastered the art of transforming surplus food that would have gone to waste into mouth-watering meals. From savory to sweet, our dishes will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling good about your sustainable choices.

Join us for a night of community, good food, and fun, as we celebrate the power of reducing food waste. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to make a difference and enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. Waste Less, Taste More – see you there!

Our Location

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