The historic Claremont Club & Spa perched in the verdant Berkeley hills was the setting for a recent offsite retreat by the Bay Area Council’s Executive Committee as they discussed the organization’s strategic direction and policy agenda. Claremont General Manager Charles Head, who recently joined the Council’s Board of Directors, welcomed committee members and described the incredible $80 million renovation of the hotel, including updating all the guest rooms, lobby and dining spaces. The service, food and other amenities were incredible and the expansive views of the bay jaw-dropping.

Behind the scenes, the Claremont recently launched a comprehensive food waste prevention program in partnership with Alameda County’s StopWaste agency and technology provider LeanPath. Claremont Club & Spa has been a staple within the Bay Area community for over 100 years and prides itself on continuing to be a forward-thinking resort. LeanPath food waste technology will be installed in the main kitchen to track and analyze the progress over time.

By participating in this initiative, Claremont will be able to understand what food is being wasted, why and how to prevent it. The insights shared provide foodservice staff and other team members with very important information, enabling them to make changes that prevent and reduce waste by a goal of 30 percent throughout the year. Claremont will continue to work with Alameda County and the StopWaste agency on this initiative and is proud to do their part in preventing food from being wasted.