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It’s a Pasta Flyer Future for Del Posto Chef Mark Ladner

Only a few months after authoring the definitive Del Posto cookbook, which was published this past November, the restaurant’s chef, Mark Ladner, has announced plans to leave the iconic Italian restaurant to open a quick-serve pasta startup, Pasta Flyer.

Chefs, Startups + Policy Makers Convene for JWU Food Waste Forum

Food loss and waste in the US accounts for approximately 31% — or 133 billion pounds — of the overall food supply. Experts have projected that reducing food losses by just 15% would provide enough food to feed more than 25 million Americans every year, sharply reducing incidences of food insecurity nationwide.

Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts recently hosted “Spread the Surplus: Getting Wasted Food to Hungry People,” a half-day forum to discuss current food initiatives and brainstorm food waste reduction solutions for Rhode Island and the greater New England region.